Creating a picture perfect landscape requires careful craftsmanship and balance. Focal points in the landscape help create seamless transitions between turf, greenery, and hardscapes. To achieve this balance and transition, we offer these recommendations to our clients:
- Select focal points that will contrast and/or complement existing colors in your landscape. The use of a color wheel simplifies the process. Simply pick colors opposite one another on the wheel.
- Texture is another way to provide depth and contrast to your landscape. Use vertical plants like ornamental grasses to break up mounded shrubs. The big lime green leaves of “Sum and Substance” hosta provide much needed depth to shade gardens.
- Design focal points to draw the visitor’s eyes up through the landscape. The larger elements of the landscape should be a backdrop for smaller, showier elements.
- Water is always a soothing and pleasant focal point. Birdbaths, fountains, small ponds, and waterfalls soften the landscape, adding sound and movement.
The professional landscape staff at Hermes Landscaping would be happy to assist you in planning and installing focal points for your landscape. We invite you to contact us soon so that your spring and summer gatherings be held in picture perfect landscapes.