Ideas for a great landscape design abound wherever you look – you need only rely on your visual sense and taste. Surely, certain shapes are more pleasing to you than others. Certain colors produce favorable moods in you. Certain plants undoubtedly capture your attention whenever you see them. Perhaps it is not so much the aesthetic as the function you are considering for your prospective landscape. A barbecue and patio would make an excellent addition to your home in Maui – the perfect area for entertaining friends and family on warmer days and nights! Another functional option is to conceptualize a relaxing, plant-lined walkway and meditation garden by a pond.
For many, it is best to first conceive a functional purpose for a landscape and, later, optimize the aesthetic effect of that function with an array of flora in the form of trees, flowers, grass, etc.
When planning your landscape in Maui, take form and color into consideration (along with the other three essential factors of design, of course). Use color to set a mood – maybe something extravagant and grandiose, maybe something peaceful and contemplative. You can also use color to make indiscrete transitions from one portion of the landscape to another. Attention to form helps you define the space in your landscape. Optimize the effect of form with hardscape installations such as rocks, stones, benches, trellises, water.
When it comes to landscaping, you’re never alone. Various media outlets make it their business to gather and present landscaping and gardening ideas. Among them are: landscaping web sites, design books, landscape design magazines, and TV stations such as TLC and HGTV. If you need more direct, personal assistance, you should contact a professional landscaper who can help you to realize your dream landscape.