Is Your Property An Irregular Shape?

If your backyard is not the regular square or rectangular shape, fear not!. There are several tips for landscape design in your irregularly designed areas!

Not every home includes the normal square or oblong backyard. If you have something of an awkwardly shaped back yard, you should feel privileged. You have the potential for adding much more intricate landscape designs, more effortlessly compared to those monotonous, regular backyards that are sometimes just plain boring. At Creative Rock and Waterscapes, much initiative is committed to “flow” and with obscure angles and shapes to work with, this can be executed nicely. We can introduce artificial rock features, walls, and sculptures that will soften off corners and angles to ensure that the yard really feels comfortable and merged. In Feng Shui, sharp corners experiencing toward the passerby deliver bad “chi” or bad electricity.

Having pointed out the uniqueness of designing an irregular shaped property, there can still be difficulties, however, you still have options. You may opt to boost and accentuate the various shapes of your property or cover it and design accent rock features to hide its origins. There will certainly a conversations to be had to address different shapes and ways to “go with the flow.” At the same time, there will be struggles as to how you can incorporate the difficult shape of your yard.

The very first method to treat irregularity is to develop a particular niche containing a centrepiece such as a man made rock fountain or waterfall to create a central fountain or waterfeature. Add an artificial rock water feature, a gazing ball, a water component of some type or any number of other centralised decorations. The irregular area will instantly begin to look like a structure for the feature and start to provide a continuity that has all the makings of a top notch design.

Another method to deal with an area of difficult shape is to make a secret garden. Develop the parts of your property that jags out awkwardly as a sort of segregated area or “room. You can use tiered rock gardens and artificial rock retaining walls that block the area off without having to use ugly and imposing fencing structures. Leave an entry that can not be seen until you have wandered down along the garden path. You can utilise such a location, screened from view, for storage, garbage cans, woodpiles or various other utilitarian things.

Different spaces have different functions. One “area” could be the barbecue/entertaining area and contain lounges, tables, chairs, fire pit, spa, bar or anything you can imagine for entertaining guests. Another “space” could be the sitting room. A smaller area to get away from the world and relax on your own or with a good book. Creative Rock specialises in creating beautiful private grottos that can give a very tranquil feeling to your surrounds. There can also be play areas designed for the kids on imitation rock slabs that are great for climbing, sitting and playing on. The concept is to separate and utilize each area for a different activity.

If your backyard leans more towards a triangular shape, exactly how it is treated hinges on the location of the entry to the area. If you enter at or near the point of the triangle, you can view an very natural looking expanse because you are looking at a whole side of the triangular and seeing it from a slender area. If you like that look, attempt to accentuate to feel of an expanding natural vista but incorporating tiered rock gardens or perhaps a koi pond or other natural accents. This will allow for a layering of plants and gardens which will lend itself more to a natural feel and diminish the actual borders of the area. If not, you can cut the far edges off using raised artificial rock walls and gardens. If the entry is via the broad side of the triangle, you will be faced with a narrowing field of vision. In this case you should always try to highlight a singular feature in the yard. This could be a formal water fountain, or even a central rock patio with stepping stones leading onto it. You should separate the narrow corners of you yard with large sculpted trees and dress with garden lighting to ensure that the yard appears much more shallow and contained.

An obscure shaped backyard is quite simple to divide into areas and pleads for the secret garden and water feature concept. If you have a strange and unusual spot that has thus far been a bit of a frustration to you, Creative Rock and Waterscapes can utilize it to be the centre of attention for a naturally defined space that will be a pleasure and a joy to behold.

Determine what shape your backyard is. Analyze its various usages and think of spaces. Think of what you want to see: a long vista, or a pleasant enclosed area. The choice is all yours!

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