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Landscaping is a farmhouse all about an appreciation of the vistas and the pastoral settings of a rural area. Until now even if you don't live in the country, you can still landscape with an eye towards that relaxed country style. Landscape architect is Barry Block feels the most important thing in designing for a country house is recognizing the specifics of your own architecture and setting. He's be located creating beautiful landscapes for over 25 years and here he shares his professional tips for creating a gorgeous country-style garden.

There is a lot of stone and wood work used in the design at farmhouse, country and rustic landscaping. There are bold stone structures incorporated into many designs such as fireplaces, fire pits, walkway, yards and stacked stone walls. You can straight find railroad trusses used as seating, parking bumpers or to create an elevated landscape bed. It’s common to find either one white picket fences or weather wood fences along the edges of the property with landscape beds that are full of trinkets and antiques like wagon wheels and watering cans.
The most significant place to start in any design is with solid design principles," Block says. "Consideration to exactly how people will move through the space, and concepts like form, line, texture, balance and rhythm all play a part in that sublime sense that the landscape just feels accurate." While many people start planning a landscape by thinking about plants, Block first considers issues of structure such as what is happening in the architecture and on the land. This consequence in a landscape that both looks beautiful and functions well.
Do you look for lines in the architecture and land that can be repeated through the landscape? For example the swoop of a roofline can be represented in the lines of a pathway to give the sense that home and landscape fit together seamlessly. Do usage a soft color palette in your planting and décor. White, light blue and the normal tones of foliage highlight the country theme best. As well says Block "Reflect the colors from your interior and architecture within the landscape for a cohesive look." Do make the most of your views. Design your landscaping to enhance and draw the eye towards any pastoral scenes, beautiful trees, or rolling hills that may be visible from your property, both from inside the house and out. Do choose local materials and stone. A country home reveals its natural surroundings, so adding boulders, rock outcroppings, stacked stone walls or irregular flagstones native to your region will give your rural home the easy elegance that comes from fitting with the environment.
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