Have you heard the term “naturalistic” and wondered what, exactly, it meant? Or do you perhaps have an idea that it’s a bit like a yard-run-amok? Maybe you haven’t come across the term or thought about it at all until right now! Whatever the case, we’ve collected four popular resources on our site that will not only help you understand what naturalistic landscaping is, but will also help you fall in love with it.
See if you learn anything new by reading these. And if you have more questions – or feel inspired! – get in touch with us. We’d love to talk about naturalistic design with you!
1. What Is Naturalistic Landscape Design? These 4 Factors Are Key.
If you’re at all familiar with naturalistic landscaping, you probably have an idea of curved lines, overflowing flowerbeds or rustic décor. And while those things can certainly be part of a naturalistic landscape, they don’t entirely define it.
There are certain key elements that make a naturalistic landscape what it is, and within those things, you’ll find all the elements you know and love – compelling textures, beautiful colors, natural stone, the motion of water… and so much more! Read to find out what naturalistic design really means, and see how close your ideas match up!
2. Not Your Grandmother’s Landscape: Why Naturalistic Design Is Trending
Say goodbye to boxy hedges and pristine rows of peonies! There’s a new kind of landscaping in town, and it’s definitely NOT the traditional pretty-maids-all-in-a-row. But don’t be fooled – it’s not mayhem and wild madness, either. Think of it as a tiny nature conservancy in your own yard. One that looks great and that you love to be part of, whether sunning, swimming, sitting, walking, cooking, relaxing or just nature-watching.
If you’re wondering why naturalistic design matters – to you and to the greater world – and why it’s become so popular, then this is the read for you.
3. How To Design A Naturalistic Landscape In Your New Jersey Yard
If you’ve been reading our recommendations about naturalistic design, you may have a pretty good idea of what it means by now. You’re convinced that the hedges don’t need to be perfectly geometric, and you’re loving the idea of a wildflower garden. But there’s that gap between idea and reality where you still need to know *how* to get that natural look. Wildflowers are a good place to start, but they’re certainly not the whole picture.
There are other techniques that will get you closer to your outdoor dream space, and that’s exactly what we’re sharing here. These are just a few ways to incorporate a little bit of the “natural” into your naturalistic space! They’ll help you create a space that’s even more beautiful, more functional, and as an added bonus, even less maintenance.
4. There’s More To Your Home’s Landscape Than The Landscape!
For too many people, the idea of “landscaping” starts with grass, and ends somewhere around trees and flowers. If that’s all there was to it, your yard would be a pretty boring place! So what are the “other” parts of a landscape?
Well, the good news is that there are plenty. And none of them involve hedge cutters or a lane mower! From the obvious – like seating, patios and stone and your favorite garden gnome, to the less-considered, like fire pits and kitchens, there is quite a lot that you can add to turn a “landscape” into an “outdoor living space.” Want your yard to be a room-without-walls? Read on!
We hope that some of these resources have inspired you. If your mind is spinning with ideas, let us know. Our landscape pros are available to answer questions, listen to your ideas, make recommendations and help you plan your best outdoor space.