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Home and Yard: 4 Ways to Create a Copacetic Design Scheme

Homeowners admire ascetically pleasing or copacetic landscape design. Homeowners wishing for such a yard design should know about the three main elements that govern pleasing landscape designs: form, line, and mass. Homeowners should work with the land instead of against it. You should consider the light and water needs of the plants, whether they need partial or full sunlight, as well as the plants’ proximity to trees in the yard. Here are four ways to obtain such a pleasing landscape design.

Home and Yard

Ensure Movement

Line is what makes the eye move around a room or around a landscape. A garden that doesn’t move is flat and boring. Add some tall grasses that sway gracefully in the breeze. Around them, plant flowers of varying heights from which the butterflies will get nectar. Use berry plants to feed the birds. Spacing your plants and flowers is vital not only for their life but for movement as well. Tall plants and grasses tend to clump together. A good way to prevent this and to add movement is to plant ground cover such as creeping phlox or lavender among your tall plants. Adding annuals like impatiens also facilitates movement.

Set the Mood

A house, drive, and walkways are linear in nature. Homeowners wishing for a lovely garden use form. It either softens or enhances the linear lines of the house and its accessories like patios and porches. This can take the form of round or curvy enclosures for flowers, or paving stones wandering around plantings with no boundaries. The mood is set with tall plants, which tend to make the viewer feel free. Short flowers like pansies and geraniums feel more formal.

Aesthetically Pleasing Design

Dealing with mass is another method of ensuring an aesthetically pleasing landscape design. Trees not only shade a house, but their roots also facilitate good drainage as well as providing oxygen for humans. However, trees need pruning or their branches need to be trimmed back, or they need to be taken out altogether due to death or disease by using tree services. Once the trimming and/or removal is accomplished, then you can design your landscape.

You’ll Need a Focal Point

A focal point draws the eye. It causes emotions like delight or appreciation. The color and texture of focal plantings should be the thing here. The focal point should repeat a pretty color or a shape. It shouldn’t overpower the other plantings, but stand out on its own.

A copacetic landscape design should incorporate line, form, and mass in order to be balanced and pleasing. Even if you’re not rich, a lovely garden is doable with a little forethought and planning.


Author Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber;

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