Your Quick Guide to Setting Up a Contemporary Garden

a rooftop garden layered with concrete

When it comes to landscaping, some people prefer gardens that come with rich fauna and various water features. Though gardens such as those are pretty to look at, they can be difficult to maintain. If you don’t want to spend a lot of your time maintaining your garden, consider having a contemporary garden design instead.

If you are not sure where to start, here are some tips on how to build a contemporary garden:

Use geometric designs

Contemporary gardens emphasize clean lines and symmetries. You can use either plants or stylish Tuscan clay planters to create even, geometric patterns all over your garden. Shrubs and trees that can keep their shape and are easy to trim are ideal for contemporary gardens.

Use contrast

Contrast is a great way to create dynamic visuals in your garden while still keeping to the minimalist aesthetic of a contemporary garden. For one, you can use varying degree of greenness for your shrubs or plants. If you are using a single color for your florals, you can use different shades for them to look layered and textured. To accentuate the shades, you can add an element that will stand out, such as a fountain, a statue, or even a birdhouse.

Go for concrete

A concrete element will make your contemporary garden look layered and textured. You can use concrete for the pavement, yard dividers, and walls. If you want variation, you can use smooth stones to add grit and grain. Floating steps will also give your garden an ethereal feel.

These are only some of the tips that can help you design a contemporary garden. Having a tidy, low-maintenace garden not only beautifies your home, but it can also boost your curb appeal and property value.