Balance Your Landscape


A balanced landscape is one that contains even amounts of foliage and/or hardscape materials. Use the tips below to add a balanced landscape design to your property.

Common Issues

Familiarize yourself with some common issues that could make your property appear unbalanced.

If a property owner plants a mix of annuals and perennials, they may take note that part of their property retains color and dimension throughout the year. When the annuals die off as the colder months approach, a portion of the property may appear barren. This could give the landscape an unbalanced appearance.

The use of plants or hardscape features that aren't proportionate with their surroundings could also give the property an unbalanced look. For instance, if a large tree is planted next to a narrow walkway, the tree could seem overbearing and take away from the aesthetic appeal that the walkway originally provided.

A Symmetrical Design

A symmetrical landscape design features the same types of plants and hardscape features throughout. The plants will be located the same distance from one another. The hardscape materials will be laid out in the same way in more than one part of the yard.

A symmetrical design that is well-balanced will feature plants that bloom at specific times of the year.

If you would prefer to use a symmetrical design, a landscape contractor can assess your property and recommend some natural and manmade materials that will improve the appearance of your property.

If you hire a contractor to install the landscape materials, the contractor will measure and mark your land. These preliminary steps will support adding a landscape design that is perfectly symmetrical.

An Asymmetrical Design

An asymmetrical design that is well-balanced will feature a variety of plants and hardscape materials. The landscape products that an asymmetrical design contains will vary. Different types of plants can be used to create displays across the property. Although many plant varieties may be featured, they will be similar in size and height to one another.

A balanced design will contain plants that will add an equal amount of color to the property throughout the year. The hardscape products that are used to accent the land will feature similar patterns and textures.

A landscape contractor can help you choose plants and hardscape materials that can be used to add several asymmetrical landscape features to your land. They will help you pick a spot to feature each display, which will result in a well-balanced landscape design.

Reach out to a landscaping service near you to learn more.


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