How effectively you implement these principles will determine the impact of your landscaping upon the viewer—be it yourself or a prospective buyer. A Greek-temple garden folly at Highgrove House, the country residence of Prince Charles, inspired the wood pergola in designer Brian McCarthy’s Kerhonkson, New York, house. The royal version was designed by the much-revered Isabel and Julian Bannerman, known for dreamy English gardens filled with classical allusions. McCarthy planned all the trees and shrubs on the property, which was once entirely alfalfa fields.
The final layer of plants, the foreground plants, includes the low growing plants that often provide emphasis or focal points. Using similar hardscape features and repeating plants pulls the eye around the garden. Important points along the way can be emphasized with plantings or features that draw attention and encourage movement in a particular direction. Moving along the path takes a person from one area to the next and allows the user to have a variety of experiences.
Landscape designers often collaborate with related disciplines such as architecture, civil engineering, surveying, landscape contracting, and artisan specialties. And the company offers an outdoor version that you can use to plan gardens and outdoor spaces like patios. You can add various products and design elements, then view and share realistic 3D versions of your designs. PRO Landscaper Lone Tree is a computer design software for landscape architects. It includes realistic photo imaging and CAD designs so you can see proposed ideas right on your screen. It’s also a licensed program, so you can run it on multiple devices or include multiple users in each project.
Protecting existing vegetation is a great step is to preserve what you already have and to amplify it. Surrounding views must be taken into account as well as the view you will get from within the house should be observed. Photos from a camera can help frame the views from within and outside as well. Based on these views the landscape architect can help obstruct unwanted views with trees and frame other spaces or views with vegetation or activity as per your requirements. Plants, hardscapes, and garden ornaments all have their own visual details, from various forms and shapes to an array of colors and textures. By thinking about how these visual details can be used to complement and contrast each other, you can create a cohesive and captivating landscape.
At the front of the house, we removed a late addition window and veneer stonework. Starting over now with a clean slate, we chose a color palette of rich charcoal and warm coral-orange. Over the new smooth stucco finish, we built two custom vertical screens with natural cedar to break up the expanse of the front walls and replaced the dated garage door with a stunning cedar door. New concrete planters hold an exotic collection of cactii at the entrance. Show your trees some love and dress up the backyard by hanging lanterns in the branches.