minimalistic landscape

If you’re someone who’s only thought about minimalism in regards to your home, you’ll be surprised to know that many people also use this design theory when creating spaces like with landscaping. In fact, a minimalistic landscape design can be a great way to show off the natural beauty of your space while also giving you an area where you can feel peaceful.

If this is the kind of outdoor environment you’d like to create around your home, here are three tips for beautiful yet minimalistic landscape design. 

Make Function Your Main Focus

A big part of minimalism is a focus on function. If something does serve a purpose, you don’t need it. This way of thinking can also be put to use when designing your landscaping. By focusing on the function of your space as your main priority, it will be much easier for you to weed out elements that aren’t serving you or your space. 

As you think about the function of your space, consider how you’d want to be using your outdoor space. For some, being able to complete their hobbies outside is part of the function of the landscaping, and should be incorporated in this. For others, the function of their backyard might just be as an escape from the rest of the world. And in this case, the function of the space could be comfort or isolation. All of these purposes for the space should be thought about when designing the landscaping and then the function can be brought about in a minimalistic way. 

Choose Hardy Materials

Once you know what the function of your space is, you can then choose how to best design the space to meet those functions. As you do this, you’ll want to choose materials that will both look great and help you reach your goal of being minimalist. 

In a lot of minimalist designs, concrete can be a good material to use. This can especially be the case with landscaping that wants to use a lot of hardscaping. You may also want to use other materials that have other natural qualities so that the landscaping can fit seamlessly in with the surroundings of your property. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that you’re choosing to use materials that are hardy for the environment in which you live and won’t require a lot of maintenance over the years, unless you have the machinery to take care of the landscaping yourself. 

Set Clear Physical Boundaries

A big element of minimalist design is having clear boundaries between things, and this can be done in your landscaping as well. You can create boundaries between your lawn and your walkways as well as any hardscaping you choose to use. Plants can be put in pots rather than straight into the ground, which can help create even more boundaries.

If you love the minimalist look and want to incorporate it into the landscaping around your property, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how you can implement this where you live. 

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