The concept of unity is important if you want to come up with the best possible landscaping design for your outdoor space, and your entire yard, front and back, should have a unified look. Your home can increase in value and your outdoor space will be much more appealing, once you embrace the idea of unity in your design.
Using trees and plants that are similar is one of the simplest, yet most effective ways of creating cohesive look, and most of the time this approach guarantees a great looking space. Another approach is to plant all your trees, shrubs and plants at the same height, even if they are all of different types. It really is easy to create a sense of unity, and the end result is pleasing and attractive.
Because most flowers only bloom for a part of the year, you may want to consider incorporating some other design elements in your yard to go along with your plants, flowers, and shrubs. Small rocks and stones are easy and inexpensive to buy, and these make obvious landscaping elements, while wood chips look good just about anywhere. Don’t be afraid to get creative when you are planning how you want your landscaped space to look – small statues, stepping stones, granite and marble decorative features can all be used in even a small space to good effect.
For a really attractive looking design that still retains that cohesive look and sense of unity, consider having them in your design. Choosing flowers and plants that attract hummingbirds or butterflies may be something to consider if your outdoor space isn’t complete without small creatures flitting about. The area of the country in which you live can often determine which types of flowers and plants are best suited, and your local garden center is a good place to get obvious advice.
Having a balanced and unified look isn’t a must when it comes to creating the perfect landscaping look, but most gardeners and landscapers will recommend this approach. If you are stuck for landscaping ideas, there are plenty of suggestions online, and of course, the books in your local library can also be useful for inspiration. Your imagination is your only limitation when it comes to designing and creating a great looking front or back yard, although for a really attractive yard and one that will earn the admiration if your neighbors, always go for that unified look.