There are many aspects that are fundamental to the appeal of a landscape design. The most successful conceptions deal with practicality as well as the aesthetic factor of the end result. If a landscape is pleasing to the eye but only lasts for one season all the time and effort that went into creating it was a waste, not to mention the money that was spent.
Every landscape will require some maintenance. If a homeowner has plenty of time to devote to the care and watering of his landscape design then he may want to opt for a more sophisticated plan that can include more exotic materials. If he really wants something unique but just doesn’t have the desire to spend his leisure time tending to the upkeep, hiring a professional landscape company to maintain the design may be the perfect answer.
No matter who’s doing the work there must be easy access to the landscape. There may be times when larger pieces of equipment are necessary for hauling dirt or rock. The homeowner may want to add to the hardscape effect of his outdoor space by installing a walkway or a patio. A landscape design should always allow for future improvements.
Professional landscape designers tend to include a focal point. This is something that enhances the overall effect of the landscape to the viewer. It shouldn’t distract from the continuity but it should be a standout feature in the general scheme. A focal point can be something as seemingly inconsequential as a splash of color or as impressive as a garden waterfall complete with lights and sound effects. It’s all a matter of area and personal taste.
Movement is important as an element of nature to complement any landscape. Ornamental grasses enrich the environment with their swaying motion and they can be found in various colors and textures. Plants and flowers that attract birds and butterflies add a touch of mother nature to the mix.
Visit the Co-Cal In The News page of the Co-Cal Landscape website, www.cocal.com and note the recognition given to Co-Cal by their colleagues and leaders in the industry of landscape design.