Saturday, November 27, 2010
We came across some interesting landscape designing concepts from London based designers MyLandscapes. Whether you're a city dweller or a southern bell, we know everyone enjoys a place where they can sit, relax and self-reflect. So we are sure that you will appreciate the beautiful contemporary roof top terraces and gardens we have featured below. Assuming they will probably leave you curious to know more about the achievement of mastery in the great design and mood of these outdoor spaces, we'll provide you with some guidelines that will help you design your own landscapes and create garden scenes that you and your loved ones can enjoy for years, using essential elements to create that WOW factor.
Let's begin shall we
Lighting plays a serious role in creating depth and composition, setting a mood, providing security and highlighting a pathway. One way to achieve high drama is to use subtle accent up-lights to feature a beautiful wall, sculpture or tree.
For a modern edge, you can use white rocks or sand to create contrast against the foliage by highlighting the plant forms and colors in your garden.
Rock gardens are good for the green-thumb challenged and provide a beautiful organic element to an otherwise stark modern space.
Sculptures are a nice way to create a focal point and add interest with upscale style!
Fountains are a sure way to evoke peace and tranquility throughout your space!
Consider using perennials first so that your garden will look good with or without annual plants. Pine trees can be really ornate (ever see Edward Scissorhands?) and will stay green all year round! Also, using potted plants and actually planting will add texture and height variation.
Before you get started, take measurements and create a plan that will help you allocate your budget for materials as well as figure where to place plants, fountains, ornaments, walkways and seating areas in your garden. Take into account the flow of traffic and how you will define the space as well, whether by fence, wall, trees, etc.