Creating contrast within your garden helps it stand out from all the other gardens on the block. When done correctly, it can create multiple layers of color and foliage that everyone will appreciate. Here are some easy ways you can incorporate a little contrast into your landscape design plans so that your garden will be the talk of the neighborhood.
- Use juxtaposition. By placing two or more different items in close proximity you can create visual contrasts that are easy to compare. You can create this juxtaposition by using objects with different colors, shapes, and sizes.
- Create tension. Place items that appear similar, but are slightly different close to one another. This will cause everyone to take a second look to determine just what they are looking at.
- Play with textures and materials. Using hard rocks alongside soft foliage, or smooth leaves beside rough scrub brushes is a fantastic way to diversify your landscape and create a balance that is sure to be noticed.