Landscaping is like giving your home a face transplant – the exterior changes by adding ornate features or planting trees. Gardening is a term we are all well aware of. Both landscaping and gardening go hand in hand when you consider décor and design for your garden.
There are certain rules to follow before you begin any physical practice. The rules are as follows:
- The root meaning of the word garden is enclosure. And the reason I’m mentioning this is that the garden should create a sense of inclusion so that one feels like one’s in nature’s embrace. Psychology states that we feel enclosed when the vertical distance of a space is at-least one-third of the horizontal distance of the space. Following this idea might give us the effect we want.
- There is also the concept of the regulating line – it states that the natural existence of something is not to be messed with. You don’t have to chop down already grown trees and bushes to build something, it’ll be better if you just go with a natural route that doesn’t damages anything.
- The raised planters should follow a specific ratio of 1 : 1.6 which provides such perfect symmetry to any garden, that is extremely satisfying on the eyes.
- The build of the steps also deals in a certain specification. The tread should be double the size of the rise. This is something that can give the staircase a very comfy appearance.
- Another rule is that you might always want to go big. If you’re considering the size of the arbor posts or the spread of grass and you have a lot of size options to choose from; always go big. This won’t ever seem to disappoint you.
- Coming to plants, you might want to start planting going from big towards small. Go for trees first, and then shrubs, then plants, then grass and so on. This descending order just gives you a better sense of the overall structure as the bigger forms come up first.
These rules are everything you need for the perfect landscape and garden formation.