Month: May 2019

Principles of a Landscaped Layout

When catching sight of a good piece of landscaping, people rarely look to see the patterns that are set off in the creation of the planned space. It is more seen as a jumble of ideas and materials than something of design or planning. But there can be said to be some guiding principles to landscaped areas as has been discussed in the brief below.

  • Proportion

Of all the qualities that make up a landscaped area, the one of proportions needs to be paid heed to the most. It would be evident if the idea is cast to whether to use a large lounge chair or a medium sized one. If the space is large enough to take in a large structured chair and if the medium sized chair would not look the prominent part, then it is best to have a chair that is one of the largest possible within the given space.

So the proportion is relative to the space and budget that a person has at his disposal. People that have large budgets to work with, tend to have much larger and spread out spaces for landscaping.

  • Order

The very intention of the landscape is to create order to a space which otherwise would have been overgrown with weeds and plants. In creating the ordered outlook, it is best to keep certain performance criterion in mind so as to make the whole exercise worth the while.

Sometimes with some folks, it is quite possible that the need for order tends to take on obsessive proportions.  The must be the right amount of chaos within the order to make the presentation seen as spontaneous as possible.  Some of the most notable of garden presentations are those that create a disorderly order among the arrangements.

  • Repetition

Repetition can take a number of forms in the design of landscaped layouts. At times it is possible to create an orderly situation by repeating some element of the design over and over again.  This creates a symmetrical appearance even when the matter being handled is not symmetric in any manner.

At the very same time, care must be taken to not over do the repetition as far as possible. Other than being just too predictive, the repetitions can create overkill in most circumstances when implemented. Repetitions in deign aspects are best done when used sparsely and not as a regular feature to the landscaping.

  • Unity

In the three mentioned points, there goes through a line of common action. The final aim of the landscaping activity must be to provide a unified presentation and not one that is discontinuous at best. A good part of any landscaping activity is the color green which tends to make any presentation not just workable but pleasing to look at all the time. Perhaps it is the contrasting light blue sky that lends itself to the surprise element in the design of large expanses of land when combined with green grass.