As we sit down with clients to discuss their ideas for landscaping, they often tell us that they want something unique. They want a design that won’t be found in every backyard on the block. There are lots of interesting additions that can be included in the design. Here are 5 ideas to consider.
When planning out the landscape design, we use 3D models to determine what will go where. The software that we use allows us to create intricate shapes and designs as part of the landscape. We can take this a step further to create vibrant designs using colorful flowers, shrubbery, rocks, and other décor. Some of the shapes that we’ve seen include swirls, checkerboards, and stars.
Why not plant a flower bed on an actual bed? Find interesting furniture to incorporate into the design. Some of the pieces of furniture to consider using include tables, chairs, clocks, couches, umbrellas, and even cars. We’ve seen people use items that they already have on hand or an item found at an antique or secondhand store.
Some people use stones for their garden paths. It’s possible to find interesting and unique stones to personalize the path, but there are lots of other options to choose from. Some of these options include pieces of lumber, dinner plates, clam shells, or cement blocks with personal mementos, such as keys or broken bottles, in them. When planning the path, it should be long and curvy with a minimum width of 3 feet.
Shop around for interesting décor to incorporate into the design. Things like vases, wheelbarrows, and wagon wheels can add interest to the landscape. As we discuss each client’s vision with them, we ask them about the look and feel that they would like to create in their landscape. Then, we try to think about objects that could help create their vision.
Water features are soothing and beautiful. Waterfalls and fountains also contribute movement to the design, which adds more interest. There are lots of waterfalls and fountains to use, but it’s also possible to build one on the property.
While generating ideas for landscaping designs with our clients, we love to help them come up with fun and unique ideas. These additions can add interest while creating the perfect mood and setting for the activities that they plan to enjoy in the space. Whether they want a serene location for meditating and reading or a fun atmosphere for barbecues and parties, these unique ideas can create a look that homeowners and guests will love.