No matter what size area you’re planting “you need masses of plants” You can five or six species of plants but use plenty of each for impact. Masses unify a heavily planted garden.
EMBRACE THE LONG VIEW
Emphasize its length with a straight path with dramatic focal points at each end. Small gardens gain a sense of depth when you accentuate long views across the garden.
PLANT A NATIVE BACKDROP
Native plants are more resistant to pest and the most durable once they are established.
LIGHT IT UP
Lighting is a huge part of any design. Focus on highlighting important features and letting less important elements recede into the darkness.
BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER
Proper proportion is key to a successful garden design. They must relate well to the size of the house and other garden elements. Around pools it is best to be on the small side with plant size so backyard doesn’t appear jam packed.
PLANT SEE THROUGH PLANTS
Soften patio or give a small garden a greater sense of depth by breaking it up with planters. Fill them with an airy trees rather than shrubs.
FOUNTAINS I’M NOT A FAN BUT THEY SHOULD LOOK GOOD DRY
A fountain is not always on, so make sure it looks just as good off as when it’s on
Any questions please call Mario
Clean Cut Landscape Co.
New Orleans and Metairie Landscape Specialist