Functional landscapes take appealing aesthetics and seamlessly merge them so that they create function in the process. Everything has a place and a purpose, and carefully considering the way your landscape will fit together is the key to achieving stunning results.
Paths and walkways are functional elements that should be kept to a minimum. They should provide a way to traverse the landscape, but they should not be so large that they overwhelm the view. It’s also best to couple them with softer elements such as flower beds and shrubbery. This makes them more inviting and visually appealing.
It’s also wise to focus on creating symmetry within the landscape. This creates a soothing effect that will be felt as much as it is noticed. In conjunction with this, it’s best to link elements such as garden areas, patios, entrances to the home, etc. By using the same style throughout your landscape, you’ll create harmony that gives the form definition, and you’ll enhance the overall functionality.
We invite you to contact Hermes Landscaping for more information about the functional landscapes we’re installing this summer. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you determine the right features for your property.