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Minimalist Garden Design

Minimalist Garden Design

Minimalist Garden Design – If you’re interested in trying some minimalist themes in your garden space during your next project for landscaping, here are a few suggestions to try. If you do not have backyard walls yet, consider how you can use fencing or hardscaping to give shape to your garden space. Sectioning off portions of the lawn with geometric paving, plant pots, and modern furniture can help accentuate these characteristics of a minimalist-infused garden design.

Plants For Contemporary Containers

Plants For Contemporary Containers

Plants For Contemporary Containers – Simple plants with strong shapes are the sort that will look best with contemporary containers. If your plants are over-fussy, you completely lose the effect of  your stylish pot. For the same reason, it’s a good idea not to mix too many plants together. For a contemporary look, you’d stick to one kind of plant per container, but make it something with a dramatic shape like a grass. That same shape could be repeated several times over so you had, say, several round tubs of different grasses, all of a different size. Use them as a group, but space them out enough so that you can see the shape of each one separately. Three or five would be plenty – odd numbers always work best. 

Forms, Shapes & Materials In Contemporary Gardens

Forms, Shapes & Materials In Contemporary Gardens

All shapes in contemporary garden should be simple, functional and unpretentious. If you are designing an exotic garden or one that uses architectural plants, clarity of geometric form is desirable as a balance to the untidiness of plant growth. If you choose to design your garden in the geometric manner, use it confidently.

The style will suit any modern building, whether made of concrete, brick or timber, and can be used with modern mock Georgian or other brick houses, especially where the gardens are rather squeezed in between buildings. Often, these oddly shaped plots are asking for a geometric solution to the design.