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  • Writer's pictureAriel Hitchon

Landscaping Styles

Choosing the right style of landscaping for your outdoor space will depend on a few different factors, such as maintenance requirements, environmental aspects, and aesthetic preferences to name a few. We’ve compiled a list of popular styles that may help you narrow down your choice of landscaping design!


Much like any other kind of modern design, modern landscaping incorporates clean edges & a sleek look. The use of concrete, metal, and wood, is used to create a simple, uncluttered look that pairs well with a home that has a more contemporary style of architecture. To soften the hard edges in a modern landscape design, plants like ornamental grasses, pyramidal cedars, and lavender bushes can be used to add some colour & liveliness without straying the minimalist look of modern landscaping.

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English Garden

The style of English Garden is a classic and long loved aesthetic. Incorporating many aspects of landscaping such as perennial flowers, mosses, stone work, water features, ornamental trees, and more. We believe the reason this is a favourite among homeowners is due to the classy yet comfortable and inviting atmosphere it creates. If you enjoy meandering down a flagstone path to your bistro set to sip tea while watching the birds, this may be the style you’re looking for!

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Informal / Entertaining

You can adapt aspects of this style to most other styles, but if you have kids and love to party then this is right up your alley. Designed specifically for fun and function, this style often incorporates outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, play equipment, fire pits, etc. There’s a lot you can do in this area - retaining walls that double as seating, pergolas for staying dry or in the shade, built-in barbecues and smokers, endless possibilities for entertaining you, your friends and your family! The epitome of staycation paradise.

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Low maintenance

At Adept, we don't mind putting our backs into the hard work that's involved in landscaping but you may not want a design that requires constant maintenance. One option for a lower maintenance design is incorporating more hardscaping. Hardscaping is any non-living element in your landscape design and will require little or no maintenance, such as stone pathways or wood patios. If you have your heart set on your design being full of beautiful living things but still want a low maintenance space, choose plants that don't need as much tending to, such as perennials or evergreens.

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Whichever style fits the design you want, make sure to let your design team know exactly what you're looking for so they can help create the outdoor space you are envisioning. Adept offers landscape design services and we would be thrilled to help you bring your ideas to life. Reach out today and let's get started!

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