6 Things To Consider When Creating a Garden Design

We all have our own idea of does a perfect garden design looks like. When you look at your front yard you can probably envision the ideal garden you wanted to have. What does your dream garden look like? Your garden can be a palette and manifestation of your creativity. Whatever design you wish to have, always remember that garden design is the foundation of any great landscape.

Garden design in Perth is such a joy to plan since the area offers so many possibilities. But, before you go ahead and do some designing consider these six guidelines to enhance the synchrony of your surroundings.

  1. Identify the purpose

Before you create your design, consider how your garden would be used. Would it be a space where you want to entertain your guest? Would it be a comfortable and fun place where the children play? Or it would be a cozy, secluded place away from the prying eyes of the neighbor’s where you can relax after a long day’s work. Identifying the purpose of your garden is essential in creating a design.

  1. Complement with the landscape

The design of your garden must complement the landscape and the structures in including your home.  Your garden, your home, and the landscape must in harmony to provide a seamless and interesting style. Consult the opinion of expert landscaping Perth if you are not sure what type of garden design is suited for your landscape.

  1. Choose the type of garden you want

You may have a formal garden or a semi-formal garden. A formal garden has plants arranged in a symmetrical manner around two axes. A semi-formal garden also works on the same axial plane as the formal one but its design is less formal and more of the playful, creative side.

You could also have a natural garden. Normally, natural garden follows the intrinsic landscape and doesn’t follow the rule of symmetry as those of formal and semi-formal. The plants usually, meander around the surroundings for a casual and softer look.


  1. Create a theme

I personally love this part when planning a garden design. Conceptualizing the theme for the garden is the most fun part. Be creative in creating the theme for your garden, but remember that it should be complementary with your landscape and the structures on it.

  1. Splash it with colors

Color is what will make your garden more interesting. Don’t be afraid to splash your garden with colors. Combining colors can be intimidating but with practice and experimentation, you will be able to understand the essence of combining colors. For a beginner, you may refer to the color in combining the colors. Color coordinates the plants and flowers in the same order as they appear in the color wheel such as violet-red to red to orange-red.