Landscape design is an extension of any home's exterior. Our garden editors' tricks can turn a blah yard into something beautiful.
The Language of Design
Confused by terms like "focal point" and "axis"? Here's a brief primer that will help you and professional landscapers speak the same language.
When all of a garden's diverse elements come together to create a harmonious whole, it has achieved unity. This characteristic is especially important in gardens with many different types of plants. You can use large sweeps of a single plant to connect different plantings or areas. Another option is to repeat single specimens of a tree or shrub at regular intervals throughout a border.
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