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7 Landscaping Ideas for Your Luxury Property

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Jan 6 7 minutes read


Some of the most luxurious outdoor spaces combine interior and outdoor elements seamlessly, making use of the area convenient throughout the year. It takes some planning to create a backyard that satisfies the needs of today's busy families while still being attractive and opulent. Incorporating high-end features into a garden's design is essential if you want to have an area that can be used and enjoyed throughout the year. Here are our favorite landscaping ideas for your luxury property.

1.Choose a style

The landscaping of your luxury property will depend on your surroundings and the weather. You should do your research before setting out to create a landscape. Not only because of the plants involved but because a landscape can influence your property’s value! There are many options for different styles when it comes to landscaping.

English garden

Need a timeless, all-around landscape design? Then you need tolook no further than the traditional English garden. This garden design style is known for its laid-back vibe. Cottage gardening is characterized by a variety of plant life, including flowers, herbs, and vegetables, all planted in a small space. When designing an English country garden, don't forget to use lots of aromatic flowers. You can't go wrong with roses, lavender, or lilacs. To offer your yard some visual variety, you should plant both annuals and perennials.

Japanese garden

Consider designing a Japanese garden if you want a peaceful and lovely outdoor space. This landscape style is typically associated with minimalism and ease of maintenance.

Plants native to Japan, such as bamboo, cherry trees, and maples, should be prioritized while designing a Japanese garden. It's also a good idea to employ a number of different rocks and stone elements to make the area feel more peaceful. The addition of a water feature like a little pond is encouraged.

Desert oasis

A desert environment doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a lovely garden. The choice of low-water-need plants is essential when designing a garden for a desert environment. In this climate, drought-resistant grasses and plants thrive. Cacti and succulents are great options since they can gather and store water in their tissues. The use of pebbles and gravel may aid drainage and make your landscape low maintenance.

2. Vertical garden

Growing plants vertically is still very much on-trend. In particular, vertical gardens have become popular as a result of the biophilic design movement. This is because they are a neat and space-saving method to bring nature into the home. They can bring luxury to your kitchen, living room, or any other room.

However, a vertical garden is one of the best landscaping ideas for your luxury property too. You may use them to make stunning natural installations on the walls, almost like art, or to cover the entire front wall or fence. However you look at it, vertical gardens represent a bold statement in the world of high-end landscaping.

3. Statement pieces

To find out how to add a luxurious vibe to your garden, you shouldn't be scared to take some risks. A statement piece or two will do wonders for your landscaping project.

It's easier to maintain a garden when fewer, larger items are placed in a smaller area. Lighting up containers or planter boxes filled with dramatic evergreen plants at night creates amazing living sculptures. If you put them near a wall, shadows will be cast, giving your setup an air of mystery and enchantment.

4. Fire pit

For those who take their social gatherings seriously, nothing beats an open fire. On the one hand, these are great at setting the mood for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. On the other hand, they’re perfect for a tranquil retreat from the stresses of everyday life. Whether you go for a raised fire bowl or a deep fire pit, depending on your requirements and property, it will serve as the focal point of your backyard party space. To take this concept to the next level, build a contemporary wooden deck with built-in seats and lights.

5. Add layers

When landscaping, it's crucial to remember to build from the ground up. Using a variety of plants at varying heights is a great way to add dimension and variety to your flower gardens. Plants like sunflowers and hollyhocks are great for adding height in the back, while impatiens and pansies are more suited to the front. Plant a combination of annual and perennial flowers. Planting annuals in your flower beds is a terrific way to offer a burst of color and diversity for only one growing season. However, perennials are plants that continue to thrive year after year. A lovely garden that will last for years may be achieved by combining the two.

6. Create a functional landscape

Integrate aesthetic value and practicality into your luxurious landscape. You don't need to pick between a lovely garden and a pool spa for workouts and pampering, a spot for yoga or meditation, or an outside shower. You can, indeed, have the best of both worlds. Opt for a design that gracefully combines dramatic and exotic tropical garden ideas with a swim spa as a pool idea for exercise. Get your yoga or meditation space on the gardens' natural wood decking. It’s important to combine styles properly here and keep a luxurious vibe. However, you might live in a place where the climate often fluctuates, and you don’t like mud or dry, sad grass. If you want green spick and span grass all year round, you might ask yourself if artificial grass is worth the investment. The answer is- yes; this is a cost-effective solution to all your grass-related problems.

You might also create a relaxing nook by hanging a swing, potted plants, and works of art from the ceiling. It's up to you if you want to make it mysterious or romantic. A swing chair, like any other hanging ornament, is an expression of high-end garden design. They are timeless, aesthetically pleasing, and functional!

7. Add lights

Light up your front yard for safety, convenience, or curb appeal. Or to make your outdoor living space more pleasant. If you live in a particularly desolate area, lighting up the front might help you feel less vulnerable at night. You can also create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow with creative lighting. It can also emphasize a specific place or a statement piece.

Final words

Don't forget the landscape while designing your home. We hope our landscaping ideas for your luxury property have inspired you. Now all that’s left to do is choose your favorite options and get to work! Good luck!

 Article via Tanya Douglas with East Coast Haul, Image via Pinterest

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