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. So below, we are listing some types of landscape designs for you to see which one would work best for your yard.
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 perfect example of this type of garden is the Georgian garden where prominent estates usually feature a uniformity of a formal landscape style. Be aware though that while you can have a spectacular display in formal gardens, this style is quite costly and has an extensive maintenance.
Another style has a natural and relaxed view because of its imperfect shapes and meandering curves, and thus is called the informal landscape design. The way to achieve this informal landscape style is to have native plants that grow with flowers overflowing in full color and texture, with a plan that has a natural layout. 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.
Using the unique features of both formal and informal gardens, the next landscape style 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.
A style that has lush and vivid colors would work best if your property is in a location with warm and moist climate. Typical of this style are the backdrops of ferns, shrubs and fruit trees that have oversized leaves together with the bright blooms.
A modern approach to outdoor design is our next garden style called contemporary landscape design.