Landscape design is an extension of any home's exterior. Our garden editors' tricks can turn a blah yard into something beautiful.
In landscape design, scale refers to the balance between the sizes of various landscape elements, including the paths, fences, containers, ornaments, and plantings. No single one of these features should overpower the others. Most of all, they shouldn't diminish the house -- the size of the house should determine the size of everything around it. Also, remember that plants grow. Find out their mature sizes, and plan for this before you buy them. Otherwise, they'll grow out of scale, and you will be constantly pruning or moving them around.
More from MyHomeIdeas