Choosing the right landscape design style for your yard will depend on the appearance of your home and your personal choices and needs. It is good then to be aware of the many different styles of landscape designs that have its own unique characteristics, and each one offering variations in order to cater the different tastes and purposes of the property owner. Let us therefore present to you some variations of landscape designs that you can choose from so that you will maximize your yard and make it look beautiful.
The number one to mention is the formal garden style where it exudes the formal look because of its defined shapes, linear patterns and an overall neatness. The Georgian garden is one perfect example of a landscape design which is generally seen in estates where there is a uniformity of a formal style in landscaping. Take note though that you may have a spectacular displays in a formal garden style, but, would require a good amount of money because of its extensive maintenance.
The second to mention in landscape style is called the informal landscape design, which has a natural and relaxed projection, with its imperfect shape and meandering curves. The key in achieving this informal landscape style is to have a natural layout plan, with native plants making a part of its natural beauty because of its overflowing flower beds with full color and texture. The unkempt look and laidback appearance of this type of landscape design will have an easier and lesser cost to maintain unlike to that of a formal garden, although regular upkeep is still needed.
The next style of landscaping is a unique blend of formal and informal gardens and is called the English garden style. In this style, there will be an elegant yet simple projection of the garden with its quaint borders and hedges, vibrant and lush blooms, and thus an invitation to an intimate outdoor relaxation area.
Then we have the oriental landscapes that are reflections of peaceful, balanced and serene gardens thus providing a relaxing effect of its nature. This design is influenced by the Asian concept of the beauty of outdoors combined with the privacy and shade on a miniaturized level. Here you will see lush bamboo for example, with charming paths and bridges, and with water flowing naturally that adds to a more tranquil outdoor design.
If your property is in the warm and moist climate, you will have a beautiful landscape under the tropical outdoor style with its lush and vivid colors. In this design, what are used are ferns, shrubs and fruits trees with big leaves, and are accentuated with bright blooms that typifies a tropical landscape.
A modern approach to outdoor design is our next garden style called contemporary landscape design.