Sunday, September 13, 2015
Achieving a beautiful landscape begins with handling the hardscapes. It’s nice to dream of yards and gardens that seamlessly blend with decks, porches, and even the driveway. Unfortunately, bringing this dream to fruition takes a lot more effort than a simple arrangement. What you will need most of all is the symmetry or balance of the different elements to fully integrate hardscape into your landscape. A straight sidewalk and patio appears too linear, while large boulders thrown in a small patio may become a distraction instead of softening the pavement. A symmetrical design should have an effective combination of rhythm and repetition filled with the right shape and item that fit well with the aesthetics of your entire property.