This is for people who have a modern clean-lined contemporary home and would like the landscape around the house to reflect their personal style. This modern style is the opposite of what we think of as a traditional cottage garden where flowers and vegetables mix in an informal manner. This article by Shelley Little which I found on the Freshome website explains how to add modern elements to landscape design.
Designing a modern home seems almost ?old hat?. We have so many resources available to us that offer multiple techniques for achieving a clean-lined, contemporary home. But what about the outside of our home?in particular, our landscaping?
Our homes exterior often gets ignored, leaving our personal style statements for the interior. We think your style should shout from the rooftops, allowing passerby to immediately admire your personal style. ?Your landscape design is the perfect avenue to state your personal style, telling others what they should expect to see inside your home, without ever entering your doors.
Here are some great tips to create a modern landscape for your home:
?Manicured Gardens Are Modern
Inside a modern home ?everything has its place and everything stays in its place. Clean lines rule and clutter is forbidden. These same design principles should be applied to your exterior landscape as well.
Essentially, a modern landscape is the opposite of an English garden where it is elegant to let plants roam free and take over. Plants in a modern landscape are controlled and told where to go, and through manicuring they are forced to stay put. Akin to a bird in cage where we can admire its pretty plumage, but the bird is not allowed to fly free.
Modern landscaping is broken up into clearly defined, tidy spaces. At this point, some of you may be feeling sorry for the modern landscape, thinking how boring and controlled, but please read on?a modern landscape offers a quaint, unique and pristine aesthetic that most other landscape designs cannot achieve.