Unique landscaping can change the entire atmosphere of a property. With quality yard design, you would be amazed at how it can change your outdoor spaces’ look, feel, and function. It can add curb appeal, create outdoor rooms, or even secret oases. You can accomplish this by dividing your landscaping into zones, giving you the appearance of more space. This method allows you to get more use out of the outdoors right in your own Sherman Oaks neighborhood.
Dividing Your Landscaping into Zones
Tip 1: Create Outdoor Living Rooms
An outdoor living room can become a feature of any yard design, creating a gathering space for friends and family. Structures that provide shade or shelter from the elements can extend your use of this space. Plus, with comfortable furniture, you will easily relax and enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather!
Want to focus around food rather than couches? Building an outdoor kitchen can become an entertaining area for small or large parties.
Tip #2: Pathways
A pathway can create an avenue to access different areas of your garden or yard, but it also creates a divider between these zones. Curved paths can add texture to your yard and naturally guide guests to different areas or features. Additionally, walkways can help disguise awkward spaces or shapes in the yard.
Tip #3: Use Different Materials and Colors
Using contrasting materials for individual spaces can give a sense of zoning in a yard. When creating one landscaped area, you can use primarily rocks or stone pavers, while in a separate area, you can use wood. Differing materials give a sense of delineation and create a unique atmosphere in each spot. Color can also be used as a separator.
Vibrant, energetic spaces can be in bright, bold colors, and more relaxing garden areas can be in softer tones.
Tip #4: Varied Levels
If you are beginning your landscaping project from the ground up, you might want to consider creating levels in your yard. Building different levels such as sunken seating areas or terraced gardens can help zone your space. Constructing raised garden beds can help convey a sense of privacy or give a sense of different rooms in the backyard.
Design Scapes – LA Landscaping
Design Scapes can offer you beautifully designed and built outdoor spaces, in zones or as one giant space. Our expert design team can turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis that you will love and want to show off. For more information, please book a consultation with us today.