A quality designed landscape must be functional in ways the homeowner notices from inside the house looking out. This is equally true regardless of season – in fact, more important because of the seasons.
The view from kitchen and office windows has become priority for families and work-from-home professionals. You want to see color, texture, movement, and beauty right out the window, and a savvy landscape designer knows this.
Landscapes are multi-dimensional creations, certainly from the standpoint of materials and layout but also from the standpoint of ‘from every angle’.
Layering is key to achieving success in providing privacy while inviting the outdoors in through a window or door – a mixture of heights and plantings, including trees. Consider an allee of red bark trees complete with special glow the western sun hits it just right in the winter sky, or ornamental grasses that stay upright through winter and sway in the wind.