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4 Basic Concepts in Landscape Design

From Natural to Manicured: Which Landscape Design Concept Are You?

Landscape Design Inspiration

Landscape design is a combination of science and art. Design elements blend with an understanding of ecology. Landscape design will greatly improve curb appeal and the value of your home. Like all areas of design, landscape design incorporates basic concepts into each individual project. When creating a customized design, landscape designers may use some of these classic garden types.

The Natural Garden

The natural garden, also known as a xeriscape, looks effortless and organic, though it’s actually planned. Natural gardens use a mix of local plants and wildflowers that thrive in the environment. These plants are typically hardy, drought resistant, and low maintenance. Because the focus is on the natural state of vegetation, these gardens are meant to be lush and full – but that doesn’t mean overgrown.

The Formal Garden

Formal gardens are inspired by royal hedge gardens. Impeccably manicured and detailed, they feature geometrically shaped plants and water features. The beauty of a formal garden is created with symmetry and clean lines. Maintenance is necessary to keep these gardens looking luxurious.

The Water Garden

Water gardens and tropical landscapes are built around an eye-catching water feature. Water gardens can be natural, featuring an organic pond or waterfall, or they can be architectural and ornate. Either way, a water garden landscape design should be tranquil and serene.

A Combination of Aesthetics

Most modern landscape design incorporates elements of each type into one cohesive plan. Landscape designers will use a combination of concepts like symmetry, xeriscaping, and water features to create a yard that complements the home and boosts curb appeal.

To learn more about how landscape designers create custom plans, contact HB Home Services today.


Harry Hink is the owner of HB Services, LLC. He has years of experience in the home improvement field and brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to his customers. HB Services is known locally for their continued support of local communities, schools and businesses.

Harry is active in many organizations to include the Medical Care of Children Partnership(MCCP) which is a community partnership dedicated to providing medical and dental services to children of the working poor of Fairfax County who otherwise are ineligible to receive healthcare offered through Medicaid or other private and public sources. Harry is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a certified United States swimming coach and, most important, a husband and father.

Owner Harry Hink’s philosophy is timeless and simple – do for our customers what we would do for ourselves. Our staff will listen to your ideas, offer insight suggestions and come up with a design that fits your lifestyle and adds value to your home.


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