Landscaping can work wonders. You probably have a question, how can an inanimate plot of land, planted with plants, strewn with stones and decorative elements, can do something? Very simple.
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Go to a city park or visit the main attraction of a city. What a pleasant atmosphere there. How does this place make you feel? Most likely very pleasant and warm. Isn’t that a miracle? Place, shapes, colours can convey so many feelings and emotions, tell about its creator, about his life and interests. Well-known and sought-after designers are so imbued with the idea that they can create truly impressive objects of landscape art.
Tip # 1 – Continuous attention to detail
Before starting to work, embodying my grandiose plans, which, of course, I have already written down and even sketched on paper, I try to understand what is missing in them. Being critical of my work allows me to create complete, clear compositions and images, and not rush between the embodiment of several “brilliant” ideas.
Tip # 2 – don’t be afraid to use geometry
Any garden looks best if it has a few clear lines. For example, a small alley or path lined with trimmed bushes. This makes him more balanced and poised and shows that the designer has a sense of proportion.
Tip # 3 – always check the quality of the materials
And it is not just words. I spent a lot of client money, which was then fully refunded, on things that quickly deteriorated from the effects of the weather. Tiles need to be durable, beams a little tighter than you’d like to buy, more bolts and tiles can never be “too flat”. Work hard and control the result – redo, change, throw away. Only with perfectionism and the desire to achieve the ideal can you create the garden of your dreams.
Tip # 4 – get passionate
Never start a business if you do not “burn” with it. An intellectual level of interest means little until your eyes sparkle with joy that you have the opportunity to bring your ideas to life.
Tip # 5 – don’t stop designing
You can always add another dimension and bring another level of interest and complexity to the garden. The more layers, different corners, original approaches and ideas in it, the better it looks, even traditional.
Tip # 6 – Don’t Forget National Crafts
The work of local craftsmen helped me out more than once, even in the most expensive orders. National crafts are no less important than, say, advanced technologies. I like to use them in almost every garden, achieving a sense of patriotism and pride in my country both in myself and in the owners of the garden. Together we support these masters with money, because the demand for them is not very great in our “Plastic Era”.
Tip # 7 – use tall structures
The division into zones, similar to the rooms in a house, creates a sense of aristocracy and constancy. I like to use this technique in an area adjacent to the house, where the owners are especially frequent. Here is their second “summer home”, where they can come and feel free in a familiar environment. And everything must be built thoroughly and for a long time.
Tip # 8 – feel the place
I always study the history of the estate whose garden I am designing. Sometimes I come across old pictures of the garden, sketches or even plans of the former owners, dated the century before last. I always delve into the atmosphere that prevails in each particular place. And I advise you.
Tip # 9 – rely on natural materials
No new material will give you the monumentality of stone, the warmth of wood, the grace of wicker branches. Not a single project created “from plastic” will allow you to feel a sense of belonging to nature. My job is to bring people closer to the earth and make their stay in the garden comfortable by modern standards and as natural as possible. Natural materials help me a lot in this.
Tip # 10 – don’t stop experimenting
It is always difficult to go beyond a certain style, but it is much easier to go out based on your inspiration. It is the key to creating a truly stunning garden that will delight every guest for decades to come.