There are artistic principles of design we use when creating landscapes. These common-sense concepts can be applied to any property’s landscape issues. These principles are:

  • Purpose
  • Simplicity
  • Unity
  • Balance
  • Movement
  • Interest
  • Harmony
  • Architectural Style

We use these principles to guide your landscaping planning decisions to create a successful landscape with a unified look.
Scroll over the image boxes below to reveal the Landscaping Design Principles’ definitions.

Landscaping Design Principles


Design to fulfill one or more definable purposes or goals for the landscape.


A simple, restrained landscape is easier and less expensive to plan, create and maintain.


The art of making a landscape fit in visually with its surroundings, creating a comfortable space.


This is the proper proportioning of visual “weight” in a landscape.


This includes both physical and visual movement between different spaces throughout the year.


Creating elements within the design that draws attention, including physical, sensory and emotional to the space.


This is simply making sure that all natural plants and man-made materials look good together.


The style of architecture and all landscape materials should create a coherent “look” or theme.

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