There are many ways to use landscaping to improve the aesthetics and welcoming feel of a commercial property. Geometric design, minimalist style, and uniform plants synonymous with modern landscape design can be a great option for many Plano properties. Here are four aspects of modern landscape design that can improve any outdoor space.
A Minimalist, Uncluttered Look
It’s common for modern landscapes to be described as “less is more.” That’s because many properties with modern landscaping have ample space between each plant, meaning no crowding them together. The empty space between plants creates an aesthetically pleasing look and can leave room for pathways, lights, and other minimalist features.
In addition, modern landscaping also features fewer species of plants on a single property. Landscape designers choose a few complementary plants, trees, flowers, and shrubbery that are well-manicured, have distinct shapes, and don’t grow too wildly too fast. Choosing just three to four unique but complementary plants, as opposed to incorporating five or more species, reduces clutter.
Modern Landscape Design Clean Lines and Edges
Whether a yard has grass, pebbles, or gravel, the area around the paths in modern landscape design is never overgrown. They’re also always clean and free of debris or excess decor. When there is grass, landscapers typically cut portions of grass from the dirt to create very clear and contrasted lines. Planters are, more often than not, box-shaped, and trims that surround portions of plants or yard have sharp angles and often make boxes. All of these features create an elegant and clean aesthetic that is notable in modern landscape design.
Concrete Features With Wood or Metal Accents
Concrete is one of the most common materials used in modern landscape design due to its smooth appearance. And having paths, tiles, patios, porches, steps, and even planters made of concrete lends to a design’s clean, uniform look too. Many designers also incorporate wood or metal accents with concrete to create contrast, emphasize the sharp angles and clean lines, and give a more industrial feel to a space, which is preferable in this type of landscaping.
Also, pebbles and gravel may be used to cover the space between concrete titles in pathways, between plants, and in place of grass to reduce the level of maintenance a property owner must complete.
Modern Landscape Design Repetition and Symmetry
Concrete slabs and tiles are often placed as uniformly as possible based on a pathway’s design and direction. Plants, planters, lights, and other features are placed the exact same space apart across the whole design.
Landscape designers will also choose plants that have uniform shapes and colors, typically in shades of green. However, they may also pick one or two complementary colors to create contrast, but in a way that adds to the clean look rather than overpower it. Plus, distinct shapes and easy-to-care-for growing forms better allow designers to accurately group plants that look good together.
Many professional businesses choose modern landscape design to simplify outdoor maintenance and have a clean and inviting entrance for guests and patrons. To explore modern landscaping solutions, contact Clients First Landscape Solutions for a free estimate today.