To create a deep expansive feel, try placing plantings, one in front of the other, with the tallest in back and smallest in front. While layering trees, shrubs, and plants, pay special attention to ornamental trees, evergreen shrubs, perennial shrubs, flowers and other colorful accent plants. Also be sure to vary the sizes, shapes, and colors of your greenery, as this ultimately adds visual interest and depth to the landscape. Adding pops of bright color beside a lighted walkway with bright flowers and foliage also draws the eye down the path, making the space ultimately seem larger.
4. Hardscape Lighting
Hardscape surfaces such as stairs, decks, and retaining walls, create a sense of depth in the garden when lit. Strategically placed outdoor lighting can be used to highlight interesting architectural features, and provide safety for nighttime strolls. Here’s a few ideas to consider before investing in hardscape lighting: