Landscape Design – “all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal. According to dictionary.com it is: “an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view”.
The point is it isn’t necessarily just plants that create that wonderful, comfortable, homey feel we crave when we think of a landscape. Let’s be real, a landscape is a whole lot more
A landscape design is really what we are seeking and a real landscape design is much more than a green lawn and a few strategically placed flowers. In fact, excellent landscape design is actually a combination of all elements surrounding your immediate point of reference. Some of the elements included in that landscape design may absolutely be impacted by the choices you make, while others landscape elements are completely out of your control.
A great example of the above definition of landscape design is, of course, shrubbery, plants, flowers, trees, but also, stone or brick paths, patios, decking, and then, of course the things we have to have, such as the driveway, sidewalks, steps and so forth.
Then there are the things we cannot impact, yet have tremendous influence upon the perceived landscape design including things like sunshine direction and neighboring features, whether it be the neighborhood pond with the wonderful sounding fountain and ducks or the less than pleasant, but sometimes necessary ditches and drainage systems, or the noise deadening walls between busy streets and our suburban homes.
So with all these elements coming into play, how does one best incorporate everything into the desired look and feel in our own landscape? Well, call the landscape design experts at Miller Landscape for a design consultation today!!