It is seen all the time in gardens, especially in small gardens, where the defined formal harsh landscape is softened by fluid, informal planting. It's possible, although a lot will depend on how you do it. The key to success will be having enough space so that the gardens do not come into visual conflict, OR having the historical knowledge of horticulture to create a formal British tropical garden. Garden landscaping ideas will look more interesting when you mix materials to create beautiful garden paths, walkways, patios and flower beds.
The attractive combinations of landscaping rocks, sand, beach pebbles, logs and wooden sheets add incredible charm to garden and garden design. Garden paths created with mulch, natural stones and wood have a natural look. The mix of stones and wood, mulch, logs and sliced pieces of wood also feels natural. Lushome shares a collection of beautiful garden paths that are created with mixed materials, large stones and landscape rocks, small pebbles and beach gravel, sand and wood, and offer great inspiration to transform outdoor seating areas and backyard designs.
As you might have guessed, the landscapes of the Southwest are reminiscent of the colors, textures and shapes of the southwestern United States. By using a specific plant throughout the landscape, you can control how someone's eye will flow through your landscape. Instead of creating smaller areas or embracing your base as if it were your long-lost grandfather, include landscape elements in garden beds. Companies that make products that kill insects and prevent plant diseases make a lot of money and, of course, promote the most exotic landscapes.
When layering a landscape, design principles such as repetition, scale, flow, and depth are used to create an intentional and dynamic garden design. You can make a full mix, or just a mix around the outskirts of your “English Garden”, to help the two flow with each other. The artistic angle can be the fun part of designing your own landscape, but you can't allow your artistic eye to be the sole arbiter when it comes to site selection for your plants. In this type of mixed border, small trees and shrubs are usually placed at or near the back of the border, with taller perennials in the middle and shorter perennials or annuals near the front.
Growing perennials, decorative plants and flowers, moss, and shrubs along the path to the roadside embellishes stone and wood designs, adding natural decorations to the backyard landscape. My eBook Designing Landscape Layers and my Design Your 4-Season Garden course delve into all of these landscape layering concepts. Each of these landscapes will be easy to care for in the environments in which they were developed and difficult to care for in environments that are foreign. The site you have designed for your new mixed border will need to be cleaned of unwanted vegetation, such as weeds and grass.
A real challenge (and joy) for a good landscaper is to create a landscape with a common theme and limit it to native plants.