21 Jun Designing a Landscape – It’s not just about what plants go where
Designing a landscape is so much more than just about plants and patios. What do you remember about a special landscape? The maple trees, the bed of petunias, the driveway? It’s not the specifics, but the feel of the space that evokes memories.
With landscape design the space is multi-dimensional, artistic and sensory. It’s not just about what plants go where. Landscape architects look at the site from many views. Creating a feeling is what landscape design is all about. One aspect of design that should not be overlooked is the use of structures in the landscape. Unique landscape structures add dimension and interest to any design.
Winnetka Illinois, Schmechtig Landscapes
A custom designed pergola, which supports a client’s favorite fragrant plant, may be a design focus. Or a pergola that not only protects a family from the afternoon sun, but repeats an architectural element of the home is as important as the plants and hardscapes.
Barrington Illinois, Schmechtig Landscapes
Each design should be unique to the owners, their home, property and desires. By incorporating unique pieces of sculpture (fountains, pots and statues) as well as custom built structures such as gazebos, pergolas and arbors, the design becomes personal.
Landscape design is more than just placing plants; garden structures have become an integral element as well, and should be an important part of each project.