Time for a new look for your yard? We at North Georgia Lawn, LLC know that this can be a huge job. We love presenting, discussing, and installing landscape design options, but every decision for your yard ultimately comes down to you. As you work with professionals, spend time assessing your yard and thinking over your preferences and needs.
Though there are many practical elements to landscape design and installation, don’t neglect your yard’s unique aesthetic. Many people use a change in landscaping as an opportunity to add more color. If you’re hoping to brighten up your yard, try out these 5 tips as you work with your landscaper.
Choose a Color Palette
A color palette is a great place to start your planning. Your palette can be as narrow or expansive as you would like. Do you have a favorite color that you would like to highlight? Perhaps you want to focus on complementary colors or pastels. Many people factor in the color of their home and other structures on their property to find matching colors. Once you settle on the colors you want, your plant selection and placement will be much simpler.
Think about Patterns
Beyond selecting the types of plants you want, you will need to think about the ways in which they will be grouped. Think about which plants should go in which part of your yard, and what colors and styles should be placed next to each other. Many people like a clear pattern, with different groups or clusters of flowers repeating throughout their garden. Some people want a more scattered look, but this is actually a pattern or theme in and of itself. From neat rows of flowers in a checkerboard pattern to a garden that resembles a field of wildflowers, your options are limitless.
Consider the Seasons
Different plants bloom at different times, so you will need to consider the seasons as you plan your landscaping. Would you rather change out plants as spring turns to summer and summer moves to fall, or would you prefer to have only some of your plants in bloom at any given time? You may also want to choose colors that go with the season.
Add Layers and Levels
Flowers are the most obvious plants for bringing color to your yard, but there are a lot more options available to you, especially if you want to add height. Check out different kinds of ground cover, bushes, and trees to pair with your flowers for different colors, layers, and levels. We also often see people add structures for height in their yard, such as a lattice with climbing vines.
Factor in Decor
Finally, don’t forget the decor you already have or would like to add to your yard. A statue, bench, flower pot, or other piece can bring extra color to your landscaping and inform your decisions for the surrounding plants you want to use.