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The perfect way to reward yourself and your home is by making the most of your outdoor space. Landscaping elevates your curb appeal and gives you more reason to enjoy outdoor living, thus promoting quality of life. From outdoor kitchens to patios and even a uniquely designed pool, there are so many landscape design options to explore, thanks to Design by Longo. Recently our team has serviced several towns on Long Island such as Stony Brook, Nesconset, St. James, Smithtown and many more.

In this read, we shall cover the elements of a landscape that form the foundation for the overall landscaping. Before we dive into it, did you know that there are three layers to a landscape?

The Three Layers of a Landscape

Landscaping is a complex craft that often requires talent and attention to detail. That is why you need the best team by your side before taking on a project. The tree layer of a landscape includes:

  • The main structure-otherwise, known as the bio-physical main structure, covers the land’s topography, hydrology and geology.
  • Cultural element refers to the area’s settlements, infrastructure and other man-built objects. These entities guide the layout and character of the design.
  • Vegetation and land use patterns- refer to the agricultural lands, forest and riparian vegetation and the linear and punctual elements on the land.

Elements of a Landscape

Understanding a landscape’s elements is vital to creating exceptional and intricate designs. They include;

  1. Balance

Creating a state of equilibrium is about merging symmetry and asymmetry without compromising the visual design. The final output must align with the property structure and look great from all angles.

2. Lines and Flow

Landscaping is a form of art. For an artist to create a masterpiece, they must learn to take advantage of the vertical, horizontal, curved, diagonal, width and breadth together to create a sensible flow that is made up of different textures.

3. Contrast and Interest

Focal points are a great way to incorporate contrast into a space of repetitive flow. Some contrasting elements include water features, retaining walls and different colors and textures from vegetation and other elements.

4. Repetition

This is a way of creating familiarity and consistency in the appearance of a design. The patterns create from repetition give an illusion of order, thus creating a wonderful design.

Design by Longo certainly understands the ins and outs of landscape design, thus our exceptional designs. Reach us today for all your landscaping needs.

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