The appearance of your property and your personal needs and preferences are basic factors in choosing the right landscape design style for your yard. It is good then to be aware of the many different styles of landscape designs that have its own unique characteristics, and each one offering variations in order to cater the different tastes and purposes of the property owner. Here are some ideas of garden styles that you can choose from in order to make your property look at its best.
The first type of landscape style is called formal gardens where it shows linear patterns, defined shapes and project an overall neatness that you can describe as formal. The Georgian garden is one perfect example of a landscape design which is generally seen in estates where there is a uniformity of a formal style in landscaping. This type of landscape will give you a spectacular display of a garden but be aware that this is a costly style and would require an extensive maintenance.
Another style has a natural and relaxed view because of its imperfect shapes and meandering curves, and thus is called the informal landscape design. To attain the informal landscape design, you plan a natural layout, and put native plants that can grow with overflowing flower beds of various colors and texture. In this type of landscape, you will have an easy maintenance because it has an unkempt and laid back appearance compared to that of a formal garden, but of course it would still need regular upkeep.
Another type of landscape design is called the English garden style where it uses the blending of the formal and informal gardens. In this style, there will be an elegant yet simple projection of the garden with its quaint borders and hedges, vibrant and lush blooms, and thus an invitation to an intimate outdoor relaxation area.
The next type of garden is a reflection of the relaxing effects of nature because of its balanced, peaceful and serene gardens, and is called the oriental landscape. This design is influenced by the Asian concept of the beauty of outdoors combined with the privacy and shade on a miniaturized level. This design projects a more tranquil outdoor style with lush bamboos for example, with the combination of charming foot paths and bridges, and water flowing naturally.
You might for the tropical outdoor design, a style of landscape that is lush with vivid colors and would fit most if you belong to the warm and moist climate. In this design, what are used are ferns, shrubs and fruits trees with big leaves, and are accentuated with bright blooms that typifies a tropical landscape.
The next garden style is a modern approach to outdoor design called contemporary landscape design.