The Elements of Landscape Design Explained

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Landscape design and architecture are two of our biggest passions.

Landscape design and architecture are two of our biggest passions. You may read all the time about the benefits of landscaping, but landscaping involves more than planting peonies and mowing the lawn. Landscape design has a system, and if done efficiently, it takes the exterior of your home to the next level. Today we’re going to explain a few of the elements of landscape design. Read on to discover more. 


Color is one of the most straightforward processes of landscape design to understand. Some colors compliment each other more than others. An expert architect will know what colors look excellent together, more than just from an artistic perspective. There is a science behind color choices. Remember the color wheel and the concept of complementary colors versus opposite colors? Well, these factors tie into landscape design as well. Also, from a psychological standpoint, color affects mood. Blues are calming. Reds are intense, striking, and bring energy. Yellow reflects happiness and optimism. When planning your landscape, keep color in mind, because after all, some plants can serve as a focal point. 

Scale and Proportion

Scale and proportion are often confused. Though relative to each other, they are not the same thing. Scale refers to the size of something and speaks in absolutes. Proportion compares the size of an element to another. Landscape design focuses more on proportion. It zeros in on how landscape elements will look together. Let’s use the example of a photo. In a group photo, taller people are typically put in the back for a reason. Why? Otherwise, you would not be able to see the shorter people. Landscape design works in the same fashion. If there is a row of small bushes, planting a large tree in front of them would obstruct the view.

Line and Focal Points

Lines and focal points matter a lot in landscape design. They train your eye where to look. When we take in our surroundings, our eyes naturally have a point of interest. A focal point could be a water feature, a tree, a patio with a beautifully decorated seating area, or a row of colorful plants and flowers. What would you want your focal point to be?

So, Why Does the Elements of Landscape Design Matter?

The point of this content is that we go above and beyond to give our customers the landscapes of their dreams. It’s not guesswork. We have experience and expertise. Although there a few elements of landscape design, the cool thing is that no landscape ever looks the same. We use these elements as a premise, as well as each customer’s unique design preferences to create custom landscapes. 

Landscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping

Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.

We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.

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