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Landscaping Design: How To Create Flow & Unity

It can be difficult to know where to begin with a landscaping design project if you’ve never done one before and it’s certainly fair to say that a garden overhaul is a relatively big undertaking… but with a bit of planning and forethought, there’s no reason at all why you shouldn’t be able to design the perfect outdoor space to suit you and your needs.

Much like with your interior design schemes, developing a sense of flow and movement throughout the garden is hugely important. If you don’t prioritise this at the design stage, you may well find that no matter how many beautiful plants you introduce, the end result is somewhat uninspired.

Consider bringing in a focal point or two that encourages you to follow a path throughout the space, whether that’s something like a beautiful garden room, a water feature, a vegetable patch or something else. 

For smaller spaces, you can make everything look more proportionate by using smaller paving slabs and bringing in a mix of different materials to create more visual interest and appeal.

You can also help make design decisions easier for yourself by mirroring the choices you’ve made for your interiors. If you’ve gone for a contemporary look in the house with clean lines and strong geometric shapes, do similar outside and you’ll create a sense of unity between the inside and the outside.

When it comes to planting, you can use this to help direct a very clear path through the garden if you focus on repetition of shape, colour, texture and so on. If you opt for haphazard choices of shrub, tree and plant, you may find the end result somewhat chaotic and difficult to navigate.

Of course, these are just a few hints and tips, and you may find that you need a bit of additional help and guidance when it comes to both hard and soft landscaping… so give us a call today to find out more!