The appearance of your property and your personal needs and preferences are basic factors in choosing the right landscape design style for your yard. 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. Here are some ideas of garden styles that you can choose from in order to make your property look at its best.
The first to mention is a landscape design that shows linear patterns, has defined shape and shows an overall neatness, and thus is called formal garden style. One perfect example of this style is prominently used in estates that feature a uniformity of a formal landscape design and this is the Georgian garden. Take note though that you may have a spectacular displays in a formal garden style, but, would require a good amount of money because of its 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. To attain the informal landscape design, you plan a natural layout, and put native plants that can grow with overflowing flower beds of various colors and texture. 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. This style has an intriguing air of elegance in the middle of a simple look, and the garden characterizes an intimate outdoor living areas with its quaint borders and hedges, vibrant and lush blooms.
Then we have the oriental landscapes that are reflections of peaceful, balanced and serene gardens thus providing a relaxing effect of its nature. Here, you will have an Asian influence on a miniaturized level, with the beauty of outdoors combined with privacy and shade. For example, you will see lush bamboo combined with the natural flow of water, charming foot paths and bridges, that bring about the tranquility of this 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. With this style, you will have ferns, shrubs and fruit trees with oversized leaves creating a beautiful backdrop that is typical of a tropical landscape.
The next garden style is a modern approach to outdoor design called contemporary landscape design.