Accent landscaping allows you to create more interest throughout your outdoor space. It is the perfect balance to your natural features, but can also include accent trees for landscaping. Here we look at five creative accents for your landscape design to help you create a one-of-a-kind outdoor space.
Landscape accent lighting doesn’t need to be expensive. You can create interesting effects using lanterns, string lighting, or even rope lighting that doesn’t require hard wiring. You can also use solar lighting to draw attention to pathways or highlight a tree or other features in your landscape design.
However, if budget allows landscape accent lighting can be even more impressive including lighting for water features, as accents hard-wired into your pathways, in the steps of your deck, or shining down from your home.
Ontario gardens often incorporate landscaping accent trees to add beauty and interest. Some popular choices include ornamental trees that work in both small and large backyards such as:
Clusters of smaller trees work very well in larger yards, while single trees offer a focal point in smaller yards.
Armour stone allows you to create stunning accents or structural features throughout your garden. Consider a seating wall surrounding a fire pit area, water features like bubbling rocks, steps creating levels, or retaining walls to add texture or to accent flower beds. It’s also a beautiful and natural-looking option for large-scale retaining walls. Armour stone has endless applications to create both accents or stunning features in your landscape design.
Natural accents allow you to introduce native plantings, as well as introducing other natural materials to your landscaping scheme. Some ideas might include:
All of these ideas allow you to use natural materials as accents.
A perfect example of an unexpected creative accent is dry streambeds. They create a feeling of movement while also adding texture. You can create your own unique design, whether it is contemporary straight lines and edges, or something more free-flowing by winding the streambed casually throughout your lawn or garden.
You can choose different types of stones, creating a calming effect with rounded river stone, or a more textured edgy look with gravel. Some other creative accents you can include in your landscaping include:
The creative accents landscape designs incorporate are limited only by your imagination. If you would like to incorporate some of these ideas into your landscaping plan, speak to our team today.