With all the stresses of contemporary life, making your home a comfortable, gracious, and relaxing retreat is a high priority for many people. Luxury landscaping can transform bland outdoor spaces with clever use of garden features. Focal points using high-quality natural materials such as stone and wood can enhance, while colorful, extravagant décor can make a real style statement in tasteful measures. Check out these five small landscaping upgrades that will produce a luxurious backyard feel at your home.
1. Create Clever Garden Focal Points
Taking the drab away from your backyard may be as simple as creating some focal points. Choose plants that have a distinctive shape and attractive foliage. So that they will stand out and attract the eye, you will need to ensure other plants do not crowd them out. You may need to do some clearing of plants and then consider whether other garden items can help enhance the space. For example, you can strategically place seating, pots, and planters nearby to draw the eye to the garden feature.
Another luxury landscaping technique uses a central structure such as a sculpture, garden arch, or fountain. Surrounding the main element with low plantings and cleared space makes an attractive scene.
2. Aim for Lush Greenery and Flowers
One of the relatively easily achieved small landscaping upgrades is to have a garden with the appearance of lush growth. Many suitable plant and flower combinations can bring an opulent feel to your backyard in all but the harshest climate environments.
Healthy, rapidly growing leafy green plants of differing shapes and heights can soon give your backyard that lush effect. Use flowering plants to provide contrast and break up any monotonous green patches. It’s remarkable how a splash of bright color in small doses can enhance your plantings. Round off this scene with one or two eye-striking garden décor pieces for visual impact.
If you lack the green thumb for the project, reach out to your local luxury landscapers who can help with design, planning, planting, and maintenance.
3. Use Paving to Provide a Luxury Landscaping Feel
Whether used undercover in patio spaces, pool surrounds, viewing platforms, or walkways, paving materials make a strong style statement. Large functional pavers make walking safe in uneven landscapes while giving a visual impression of widened space. In addition, your choice of tile color can provide a pleasing neutral effect with soft grays, light browns, or white tones.
Rough textured pavers can impart a rustic feel, while slate shows expensive taste and style. Porcelain pavers are durable and available in many colors and shades. Limestone pavers can provide an elegant bright look.
Add sumptuous-looking outdoor furniture in colors that complement the paving for a stunning finishing effect. Some brightly colored contrast can be achieved with plump cushioning and throws.
4. Create Symmetry for an Elegant Effect
Creating symmetry in your garden gives a classical formal feel to your outdoor spaces. It creates visual balance using mirror imaging of features and geometric shapes. Hedging is one traditional way to assist in creating symmetry. For example, hedging can be planted along both sides of a driveway or a pathway, framing the space and emphasizing existing straight architectural lines.
You can plan garden beds, hedges, garden décor, trees, and shrubberies to achieve symmetry at focal points outdoors. Symmetrical plantings around entertainment areas also enhance the existing paving and structures.
5. Refreshing Water Features and Restful Spaces
Other small landscaping upgrades that can enhance your backyard include restful nooks and crannies. Place benches under trees or near shrubberies to encourage people to sit down, relax and drink in your garden’s color, fragrance, and style. Adding small water features such as ponds, cascading water bowls, small fountains, or even bird baths bring a relaxing feel to the area. Strategically placed in your garden, these little oases of calm can be lit up at night for entertainment and a lovely ambiance. Solar floodlights can be focused on specific garden features, while fairy lights wrapped around trees give a beautiful sparkly effect.
Make Your Outdoor Spaces State of the Art
Some creative thinking, high-quality materials, and the know-how of experienced professional landscapers can transform bland outdoor spaces and backyards with luxurious landscaping techniques. At State of the Art Landscape in Northern Virginia, we can help with any aspect of garden and outdoor design, building, installation, or maintenance you require.
With extensive experience helping homeowners bring out the best in their properties, why not contact us today to discuss enhancing your outdoor living spaces?