Curvy Garden Design Ideas

Whether you're dealing with texture, pattern, shape or color, there are various ways you can create a unique and visually interesting garden. One of the most useful and interesting design elements in a garden is line. Just think - a walkway, a grassy hill or backyard fence are all examples of lines that draw your eye towards a given landscape and everything around it.

One of the types of lines you should consider in your gardening design is the curve. Not only does it draw your eye towards the line itself, it also guides the eye on where to look and walk.

To ensure that your curved garden design is effective and striking, consider these tips during the planting phase:

  • Avoid strong, harsh curves. Not only can these be difficult to execute, but they can appear awkward and forced when in place.
     
  • Maintain a gentle continuity with your curves. this means selecting the main areas where you want to place your curves rather than adding curves simply because you can. Fewer sweeping curves will look more refined; more is not necessarily better.
     
  • Use edging to help define curves. Stones, rubber or concrete can help you visualize the path of your garden before you dig.

In terms of greenery, you can plant anything you like, but you can accentuate your curved lines either by placing a single type of plant along the entire length of each curved line, or you can change it up with two or three different plants in a regular pattern along the line. Keep taller plants at the back and smaller ones in the front, if your garden is deeper.

Always be aware of the amount of sunlight and the soil conditions when selecting plants for your landscape. This will create an optimal growing environment for your foliage.