Landscape Design in Boca Raton

A Short Introduction to Landscape Design

Landscape design in Boca Raton, FL, is the art of creating and arranging the features of an outdoor area of land for aesthetic and/or practical purposes. It is often divided into two major subcategories: hardscape (the hard, nonliving elements, like pavers) and softscape (the living elements, like plants and flowers).


The top four major concepts of landscape design include:


Unity (harmony)





Unity is the use of design elements to convey a theme. It is achieved by implementing a consistent design over a landscape through mass planting or repetition. While “balance” is a term of comparison between two areas of a landscape, unity pertains to the overall picture. Unity is typically achieved when the viewer sees that all the individual elements of a landscape design tie together to form a coherent theme.


Proportion is the sense that the size of the individual or groups of components fit into the whole landscape design harmoniously. One way to achieve proportion is through the proper use of transition applied to the respective components’ size. Transition is a gradual change gained by shifting the basic design elements of color, scale, line, form, and texture. In general, unless a landscaping company is striving to achieve a particular effect, avoid abrupt transitions.