The glorious estate shows a fantastic example of how to use landscape trees to your best advantage in order to provide color, design, shade, and privacy in a natural way. Sure, your typical landscape design software will list out for you all of the different species you could use, and may even give you suggestions for ones that may work best in your planting zone. However, I think that the best way to figure out what will work best in your yard is actually checking out other properties in your area for inspiration. You can judge what may work in your yard based on the garden design ideas that are thriving in similar to identical conditions.
The landscape trees that they chose to accent this gorgeous slim pool design are so perfect for the space and really give the yard the feel of a tuscan estate. I found these photos when I was looking for backyard ideas that would make our simple rectangular aqua-colored pool look more high end and elegant. This home definitely fits both of those adjectives even though the actual pool design itself is so simple. I think that the key to their success is the classic flagstone patio surrounding and edging the pool, and their pool landscaping. These photos have taught me that the trees, bushes and shrubs that you surround the pool with are just as important if not more so than the actual design of the pool itself.
I wish I knew if these landscape trees were natural or planted themselves (or by their people) to give the yard the wonderful woodsy vibe that it has. The main reason I ask this question, is because I want to know if I can make my yard look like these landscape design pictures, or if I have to live in a densely wooded area to make it happen. We live in a pretty temperate area that has a long growing season that pretty much all of our plants seem to thrive in. Our backyard seems a very tired to me, so I really want to incorporate some trendier landscaping ideas 2019 to liven things up.
I never realized just how much landscape trees can affect the look of your home and its architecture until we decided to redesign our curbside areas. While I certainly love the grand colonial architectural style of the house, I did feel that it looked a bit cold and unwelcoming before. Upgrading the front yard landscaping ideas with some greenery seemed like the natural way (pun intended) to solve this problem. We started by planting large trees at the corners of the houses and driveway to breakup the brick exterior. I think tried to figure out the best small trees for front yard that would not cover up the view from the windows, but that would still provide a nice pop of green against the foundation.
One of my favorite ways to bring color and personality to a front yard is by varying the landscape trees we use throughout the property. I am sure that most homeowners are aware that the vast majority of common trees used in landscape design have green leaves. Sure there are varying shades of green amongst different varieties of trees, but I also like to incorporate more contrasting hues like these Burgundy leaves in order to provide some contrast and visual interest. Of course there are tons of fantastic varieties of decorative trees for landscaping -- more than you could ever fit into a single yard. But I definitely encourage you to research some of these and plant them amongst your more typical pines, evergreens and oaks just to bring some variety to your landscaping.
It is amazing how much privacy landscape trees planted along your fence line can provide. Even better, this is an all natural screen that only enhances the beauty of your yard rather than detracting from it. The home in these photos isn't mine (I wish!) but I think that it provides a fantastic example of how you can use foliage and landscaping shrubs to create a both a sound and visual barrier between homes. I would much prefer looking at that than some big ugly wood fence or cold brick wall. Our landscaper told me that tall evergreens make the best fast growing privacy trees because they stay thick and colorful all year round (even in the cold winter months).