The plot near a private house is an integral part of the exterior. At the same time, modern technologies make it possible not only to plant flowers or trees on it, but to create a well-thought-out landscape design of the site. Landscape style options are now no less than interior styles. You can select the most popular of them.
This direction in landscape design is more than four centuries old. Style originated in France. Its main characteristics are strict symmetry and geometry. A flower garden is organized in the front zone of the garden. Paths must be straight. Widely used evergreens, especially climbing. You can equip a pond – square or round.
It originated in England as an alternative to regular gardens. It’s free style. It is not characterized by the severity of forms. This style is as close to nature as possible. Landscape elements are arranged randomly, as, in fact, in nature.
Here you can select a lot of sub-styles, among which the most popular are Japanese and Chinese style. The most important thing in the landscape is Eastern philosophy. In the Chinese garden, everything is arranged according to Feng Shui. Elements are arranged according to cardinal points. Even their color is chosen taking into account the location in space. Main color is red. Be sure to have awnings or small gazebos.
The Japanese landscape is primarily a symbolic landscape. There must certainly be stones, a pond. A popular element of the garden is an alpine slide. Rockeries are also often arranged. In such a garden there may be a gazebo for a tea ceremony, bonsai.
This style penetrated into landscape design at the beginning of the twentieth century. The most important thing in it is to make the garden as functional as possible. A characteristic feature of the style is selectivity. Many building materials are used, but there are only a few types of plants. Preference is given to green plants over flowers. The geometry of the garden is correct. The color scheme is usually contrasting.