In the battle between green and concrete, let’s be clear: there’s nothing more beautiful than an outdoor space that’s been carefully planned to be both functional and beautiful. And no matter what size or shape your yard is, there are some simple guidelines for designing an outdoor space that will impress even the most discerning guest. The following tips are just a few examples of how you can plan a beautiful outdoor space.
Create an interesting, walkable garden and lawn for your guests
A walkable garden and lawn is the ideal place for your guests to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
- Use a variety of plants in your landscape design. You may want to include plants that are in bloom at different times of the year, as well as those with different textures and heights.
- Create a focal point in your yard by using an interesting plant or object. This can be something architectural like an arbor, birdbath or fountain; it can also just be some fun artwork if you don’t want anything too formal looking!
Choose plants wisely to create the desired effect
Choosing the right plants is a crucial part of creating an outdoor space that looks great year-round. If you’re not sure what to choose, think about what kind of effect you want your garden or yard to have on visitors and make sure the plants will help achieve it.
- Choose plants that thrive in your climate: Make sure any plant selections are suited for your local environment by researching how much sun they need, how much water they require, how far apart they should be planted (for example, trees require more space than shrubs), whether they’re easy to grow from seedlings or cuttings, etcetera. If you’re not sure which varieties will flourish where you live, visit a nearby nursery or garden center with knowledgeable staff members who can help guide you toward options that are appropriate for your area’s climate conditions.*
- Select hardy species: Look for perennials that last multiple years rather than annuals which only bloom once before dying off completely–this way there won’t be as much maintenance required throughout each year since there aren’t dead flowers lying around all over!
Consider the size of your space when designing the garden
The size of your space will affect the size and shape of your garden. If you have a small garden, then there’s no need to go overboard with plants or other materials that would otherwise overwhelm the area. However, if you have plenty of room and want an extravagant design, then by all means go for it!
Add a water feature
There are many ways to add a water feature to your outdoor space. The first thing to consider is whether you want your garden’s focal point to be functional or decorative. A pond or fountain can both be functional and beautiful, but if you want something more ornamental than practical, there are other options as well.
Decorative water features come in all shapes and sizes–from small ponds with goldfish (like this one from Brit + Co) to elaborate fountains that double as sculpture pieces (like this one from Curbed). Whatever style of garden decor strikes your fancy will likely find a place within an outdoor space designed around its aesthetic appeal!
Leave room for a patio or deck area
A patio or deck area is a great place to relax, entertain and enjoy the outdoors. You can use it for dining, reading or just enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning sun.
It’s an excellent addition to any home because it adds value and functionality while providing space for outdoor enjoyment no matter what time of year it is. The most common materials used for patios are wood, stone and concrete with brick being another popular choice for patios because of its durability and long lasting appeal.
Plant edible plants near the kitchen door or in prominent locations
Plant edible plants near the kitchen door or in prominent locations.
- Use edible plants as a focal point and focal points draw people’s attention.
- Use edible plants to create a relaxing space, where people can take time away from their busy lives and just slow down.
- Use edible plants to create a space that is inviting to guests, who will be more likely to visit if they feel welcomed when they arrive at your home or office!
Use plants with similar water requirements together in a bed, border or grouping
Use plants with similar water requirements together in a bed, border or grouping. Plants with different water needs can be grouped together as long as they are irrigated separately. For example, if you want to use a group of perennials that require regular irrigation and some that need little or no supplemental watering, it’s best to separate them into different beds so that each gets what it needs when it needs it.
Design with both form and function in mind – beauty and utility are not mutually exclusive!
- Design with both form and function in mind – beauty and utility are not mutually exclusive!
- Realize that an outdoor space can be beautiful as well as functional. For example, an outdoor dining table might have special seating built into its design so that you can enjoy meals outdoors even if it’s raining or snowing outside.
The tips above are just a few examples of how you can plan a beautiful outdoor space
The tips above are just a few examples of how you can plan a beautiful outdoor space. These tips should be useful for people of all skill levels and easy to follow, so that even those who are new to design can create an outdoor space that’s truly world-class.
If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a garden that is both functional and beautiful. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your yard was designed with care and attention to detail.