The art of landscape design:

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Some general guidelines:

1. Define your expectations beforehand:

A site visit allows for delivery of a really well adapted project, you must define your expectations as best as possible, maybe your favorite activity is tanning, or the barbecue with friends, or the vegetable garden, Maybe all this at once! List your priority needs so that you can create your ideal garden.

2. Define the style of your garden:

The latter will often impose itself on itself, in fact it must be in perfect harmony with the existing or future structure in order to form a global coherence. Then, depending on how much time you have to devote to the latter, we will think about the proper development.

3. The height of plants:

It is important to consider well in advance the height and the volume of plants with adult size, that is why it is advisable to choose well its professional to avoid unnecessary pruning, or simply to limit the constraints Of common sizes of certain shrubs. It will therefore be necessary to define well the desired uses in your garden corner

4. Focus on simple movements:

The pathways of the garden must be considered first according to their function and it is only then that one considers the aesthetic aspect which must be in agreement with the rest of the development and the dwelling. A nice path that does not follow the natural axis of traffic will be under exploited and the natural axis that can be placed on a lawn will be quickly damaged because of trampling.

5. Depth scale:

This principle will structure the sites and types of plantations that will be made in the gardens. The size of the plants must therefore vary according to whether they are placed more or less far from your point of view. Massifs with small plants are ideal placed near a window, while another massive with large flowers forming colored mass effects will make an interesting focal point further into the garden.

6. Create Scenes:

This point is the logical continuation of those previously mentioned, indeed to make live the garden this one must contain attractive points of view, the beautiful massifs or shrubs are important of course in order to create nice points of view but they must 'Accord with certain decorative elements. Large or small, they will surely give a bucolic charm to your garden. For example a simple garden furniture or even a bench placed judiciously at the bottom of the garden, will contribute to "telling a story", other more voluminous elements can reinforce this aspect, a staircase, a garden shed, a kiosk ...

7. Breaking angles:

One will always favor a winding path rather than a straight line, indeed the natural forms are rarely rigid. Moreover, we will also try to break the angles by soft curves which will allow to connect the paths between them as well as the different living spaces.

8. Know the nature of the soil:

Indeed the essences that we will select for your development will depend on the acidity of this one. If this is high, we will, for example, prefer plants with heather soil, whereas in standard soil, other plants will be more suitable. We try to avoid the implantation of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and other acidophilous plants in areas that are not conducive to this, because it requires the creation of very specific pits and the plants will never As much at ease as in a naturally adapted land.

9. Define the plant palette:

We need to know your color tastes, you have to let us know if you prefer pastel or sliced ​​colors, if you prefer flowers or shrubs, all these elements will create your ideal setting, in a constant search Elegance, which is at the heart of our approach.

 

Remember, the appreciation of a garden is something very personal. Each his tastes, each his colors. The garden must be a place of relaxation and pleasure.

 

 

 

The art of landscape design