There are many aspects to landscaping. In fact, there are seven main elements of landscape design as they apply to line, form, texture, and the color of your home/landscaping project goal(s). These seven elements are:

  • Unity (consistency between form, scale, texture, and colors is key)

  • Scale (no random spacing)

  • Balance (balance the proportions of sizes/shapes and colors)

  • Simplicity (if you get overwhelmed with choices, just remember, simple is beautiful)

  • Variety (add a little mix of everything to prevent the final look from seeming bland)

  • Emphasis (emphasize the focal point you think is the most eye-catching)

  • Sequence (spice up the variety in your form, color, texture, or size)


When it comes time for you to hire a landscape designer to increase the curb appeal of your home, there are many options you can go with and things you can do to make your neighbors jealous of your beautiful home!


When choosing a landscaper for your project, be sure to do some research and ensure that the landscaper you decide on offers a satisfaction guarantee, all the necessary equipment to get the job done right, a strong work ethic, lots of relevant industry experience, strong communication skills, and are involved in their local community.


Once you’ve chosen your landscaper, break down what you need to get done so that you can know what to expect when it comes time to pay your landscaper. Most landscapers offer services such as:

  • Tree care

  • Tree trimming

  • Tree stump grinding

  • Tree removal

  • Tree pruning

  • Landscaping/maintenance

  • Landscaping Design & Installation


There are a few extra things that go into landscape design that can really put the final touches and go the extra mile on the curb appeal of your home. These final touches can include (but are not limited to) shrub trimming, flower planting, matching colors/hues together, etc. Be sure to sit down and create a detailed landscaping plan with your designer and stay consistent with communication so that the final project turns out exactly how you always imagined it in your head!