The principles of landscape design are guidelines, or tools, that designers use to create attractive, pleasing and comfortable landscapes. The landscape design principles are proportion, order, repetition and unity.
Proportion refers to the size of an object in relation to other objects in the landscape. It’s important to think about proportion between plants and hardscapes.
Order refers to the organization and balance in a landscape. Order can be achieved in your yard by using the more formal symmetrical balance or the informal asymmetrical balance.
The goal of repetition is to create predictable and familiar patterns and sequences in the landscape. To achieve this, landscape design elements or specific features can be repeated throughout the space.
In landscape design, unity refers to the perceived sense that everything is connected and works together to create the whole. Employing a design theme or style will help you achieve unity in your yard.