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Beautiful Landscape Design for the Home

Formal gardens may seem immaculate and have less work for the gardeners but they actually require a lot.

To maintain formal gardens continual triming and cleaning is needed to keep the design intact. The garden landscape design for most formal gardens is usually quite simple and clean. Outline the edges with smaller, colorful plants while adding drama with varrying sizes and species of larger plants. A well planned garden landscape design will often have either geometric or curved but very distinctive borders.

Adding Borders and Pathways

These elements are often part of the garden landscape design of a formal garden. Borders usually take the form of hedges, low or high stone walls and others. Borders are necessary in most English garden landscape designs because these define the start and end of plants or the garden itself. Formal gardens incorporate cleanly designed borders into their garden landscape design.

Pathways are necessary in a garden landscape design of a formal garden to bring people through, to and from the garden to the house. Most pathways are straight and true but they can be made of different materials. Pathways can be defined with brick, rock or stones. To make walking around your garden landscape design easier a beautifully planned pathway is needed.

Stone Structures

A stone, cement or rock feature such as a statue of waterful will finish the formal garden landscape design. Stone fountains or gazebos assembled out of cement or wood are a good example of some of these structures. Natural looking and long lasting stone furniture can be arranged randomly throughout your garden landscape design. Several stone varieties are chosen by many when considering a change in their garden landscape design.

Other kinds of structures that may be included in the garden landscape design for a formal garden are water fixtures like fountains, ponds, trellises, arbors and patios. Incorporating these into a formal garden are a great idea.

Hiring a landscape architect is sometimes needed to create the perfect formal garden landscape design for your home. Most of these professionals have a vast knowledge of what consists of a formal garden as well as which plants go well with it.