Backyard landscape designs needs careful planning and hard work. While symmetrical landscapes work well in formal environments, asymmetrical landscapes give a natural look and work well for many of today’s asymmetric house designs. Keep some basic gardening principles in mind when planning your backyard landscape, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how professionally designed your patio looks.
The goal in gardening is to create a beautiful, lush, outdoor space that looks as if Mother Nature herself planted. It may sound fun, but it takes a lot of careful planning to create a natural-looking landscape. Walk to your yard and plot out on the graph paper. Then represent out the functions you would like to include in your yard, such as trees, shrubs, flower beds, paths and patios. Hire a garden designer, if possible, or ask friends and neighbors for feedback. Some plant nurseries will develop landscape plans for a small fee.
Winding curves and odd numbers of things seem more natural and are more pleasing to the eye. Although it may be human nature to plant bushes in a straight line or install a straight bar sidewalk from your door back to the back door, remember that straight lines do not look as natural as curves. Adding soft curves will give your backyard landscape a much more natural look while professional design. The same can be said of odd numbers. Planting your trees, shrubs and flowers in groups of 3, 5 or 7 will look much more natural than groups of 2 or 4.