When you are designing a modern home, the exterior should have the same theme for its garden. Especially when you have limited space, you tend to be creative. So, how would you create a modern garden that blends nicely with your minimalist or contemporary home? A garden that looks modern is filled with simplicity and function. Here are some simple examples that fit the criteria.
1. Clean Shape
There are straight lines and shapes in a modern garden. You need to have the trees trimmed to maintain a certain shape. You also need to keep the lawn at a certain height to preserve a certain design. Let us not forget there are also modern planter, pots and foliage made of concrete to enhance certain shape associated with modernity.
2. Dry Garden
A pond, fountain, or waterfall is not a must in a modern home. Keeping the outdoor clean with a waterless garden is a popular approach to give your garden a modern look. Look into a Japanese garden that uses plenty of gravel, pebbles, rocks, and succulents. You can place a water planter, or a planter bed to represent the water element in the modern garden. They need to have a clean shape and easy to maintain.
Trees, bushes and shrubs in the same height and color give a simple repetitive look. This is a common planting position in a modern garden. You can be creative by making a combination of flowering plants in a different color and other landscaping elements. The idea is to keep everything neat and tidy with minimum maintenance.
The modern garden has a specific color scheme, shape to maintain and structure to keep. No wonder it takes serious planning before making a modern garden, especially in a small home. You can use the inspirations above as something to implement at home. These ideas can be the extension of your modern home that you can apply outside.