Your garden may be beautiful, but sometimes it may feel like something is still missing. Many gardens feel too flat, that there isn’t enough dimension or variety in your yard. If that is the case, we have a great landscape design tip for you! By incorporating trellises, arbors, section fencing, planters, baskets, and garden paths, you can create unique dimension in your garden and yard. One of the best tips from landscape design is to create dimension in your garden. If you’re curious about what else you can do, you should check out our design process to see how we come up with ideas for the yards we service!
Trellises, Fencing, and Arbors
Trellises, fencing, arbors or other wooden structures add vertical height to your garden design, thus giving you the ability to create dimension in your garden. Additionally, the vertical height of these wooden structures gives your yard a privacy it didn’t have before. Lastly, you can add beautiful, perennial vines to grow up and across the vertical structures, which increases the depth of your garden.
Add Height with Planters and Baskets
Add dimension to your yard with elevated planters and hanging baskets. These elevated planters and baskets create a height difference that provides beautiful color. Many plants can survive in planters in baskets, particularly because of the good drainage and aeration that raised planters provide. Each basket can contain three types of plants: a “spiller” (something that hangs down over the edges), a “filler” (something that mounds and fills in), and a “thriller” (something that is tall and eye-catching for the center). The combination of these three plants will give your hanging baskets and planters the gorgeous look you want them to have, and create dimension in your garden.
A garden path draws viewers into the garden itself. If you create a correctly designed garden and garden path, then you can create a sense of flow and dimension in your garden. Garden paths are only limited by your imagination. Try to picture what is the best place for your garden path, and determine which type of garden path you would like to create. There are two different categories of garden paths, straight paths and winding paths.
Straight paths are easier and more “straight forward” to put together. Straight paths draw the eye straight into the garden, which gives the view of the garden a dimensional look because it provides a difference of materials between the stone garden and whatever material has been used to create the holding walls of your garden. If you’re creating a straight path, you need to try to use larger, solid stone in order to create a dimensional effect even within the garden path. Winding paths are far more interesting since they create a dimensional effect that is uniquely more creative. Larger gardens probably need winding gardens more than smaller gardens because a straight path will look too boring. A winding garden is inviting, surprising, and dimensionally interesting.
If you want to create dimension in your garden, you should consider contacting us to discuss design options. We have several services that we offer, so if you think you want to add something other than dimension to your yard, we can do just about anything!