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Garden Design Styles

Tropical Garden Design

The beauty of a tropical garden is obvious from first glance; it’s like being on an exotic Asian holiday without leaving the comfort of your own home. Through professional tropical garden design it’s possible to create a resort like atmosphere that is immediately relaxing. A well designed tropical garden will invigorate your senses and allow you to instantly unwind.

A well planned tropical garden takes you on a journey as you weave your way through the stunning foliage. New areas of the garden reveal themselves as you meander through the foliage creating a sense of mystery and wonderment.

At dion seminara landscape design tropical gardens are our specialty. No matter what size yard you have to work with we can help transform your garden into a beautiful tropical oasis.

Unfortunately many people believe that creating a tropical garden is simply a matter of throwing in some plants in a random pattern and leaving them to grow wild but nothing could be further from the truth. Successful tropical gardens require very careful design consideration if they are to give you the desired effect.

Tropical garden design relies heavily on structure and planning. Correct plant selection is vital to its success. Commonly people choose too few or too many plants. Overcrowding can lead to visual confusion and reduces the sense of tranquility, whilst a sparsely planted garden will look uninviting and incomplete.

When you work with dion seminara landscape design you’re guaranteed to achieve the ultimate tropical garden success, with a well balanced, visually stunning design that will add real value to your home and lifestyle. So if you’re looking for the ultimate tropical garden design then contact us today and let us help you realise your dreams.

Cottage Garden Design

To many people a cottage garden looks like an unordered, thrown together array of plants that are left to their own devices. But this is actually not the case. In fact, there is a real art in creating the seemingly random arrangement of a well designed cottage garden.

Successful cottage garden design requires a good understanding of plants species if it’s to work effectively. For example, whilst dense growth might be desirable in the centre of the garden, more thought needs to go into the plants that are selected to line the weaving pathways that are so synonymous with your classic cottage garden.

A cottage garden is not suited to every home, but for those homes it does suit, no other style of garden can match the quaint feeling of comfort and homeliness that a well designed cottage garden can create. They are perfect for small yards, bringing rich colour and beauty into a space that might otherwise look cramped and uninviting.

Cottage gardens also lend themselves to practical applications such as growing vegetables and herbs which can be planted in strategic locations within the garden itself. When it comes to combining beauty with self-sufficiency no other style of garden comes close to the ageless cottage style garden.

By choosing to work with dion seminara landscape design you’re guaranteed to get a cottage garden design that perfectly suits your needs and compliments your home. Contact us today to find out more.

Formal Garden Design

There are few gardens that have stood the test of time as well as the formal garden. Many modern homes are ideally suited to formal character gardens resulting in them being as popular today as they were so many years ago.

The key to creating a stunning formal garden is great design. In fact, no other style of garden relies on design skill to the same degree that a formal garden does.

One of the major reasons for this is that a poorly designed formal garden will dramatically detract from the overall visual appeal of your home. As a result a formal garden, as beautiful as they can be, is not a project to be tackled by the inexperienced.

Successful formal garden design relies heavily on symmetry and balance. The size, placement and style of plants are critical to achieving the desired outcome.

No two formal gardens should ever be the same. Each needs its own unique features and personality or they run the risk of feeling cold and soulless. A well designed formal garden adds a timeless value to your home and can take you on an emotional journey, creating a feeling of serenity that is very different to any other style of garden.

They can be regal and grand, or subtle yet elegant depending on the size of your yard and the mood you wish to create. Some benefit from centre pieces such as fountains or statues, whilst others are best defined by the carefully thought out plant selection and placement. But no matter what message you are intending to convey, success can only be achieved through skilled design.

To achieve the perfect formal garden for your home, one that will be the envy of your family, friends and neighbours alike, contact dion seminara landscape design today.

Contemporary Garden Design

Contemporary gardens have grown in popularity in Southeast Queensland to the stage that they almost rival tropical garden designs as the number one garden of choice. This is particular true in inner city Brisbane where smaller spaces require the type of creative garden solutions that contemporary garden designs can offer.

Plants play a vital role in a successful contemporary garden design. Whilst they are fewer in number than other styles of gardens, they tend to be bold eye-catching species that thrive in such environments. Limiting plant selection to two or three different species will normally give the best results, however additional plants such as tall growing grasses also have their place in contemporary garden design.

Contemporary gardens can create a tranquil place to unwind and escape the pressures of life in even the smallest of spaces. But whilst contemporary gardens are popular on small blocks and in courtyards, they can also be highly effective in larger spaces as well.

Structure is very important in a contemporary garden, with plants creating nice clean symmetrical lines to achieve the desired effect. Another key to successful contemporary garden design is using space wisely and creating a perception of spaces being larger than they actually are, and for this reason it’s vital that you use the services of a professional garden designer.

To get the perfect contemporary garden design for your home, one that perfectly suits your lifestyle, contact dion seminara landscape design today and let us unlock the true potential of your garden.

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