Landscaping style can differ as much as decorating style. With landscaping, there are two main styles of sculpted or natural. I definitely prefer a much more natural style, while Bob prefers more sculpted. So, we have had to compromise with our landscaping style. It is something we regularly have to work on to achieve that balance to keep both of us happy with our landscaping. But, I think our backyard really shows our compromised style.
It looks somewhat sculpted from a distance, but up close it is much more natural.
And, these were spring pictures. Some of the shrubbery grows like crazy, which I like. But, it gets a bit out of hand from Bob’s perspective, so I end up trimming it mid-Summer to maintain the compromise. I just trimmed the spirea – the ones beside the birdfeeder – last weekend. We have agreed to let them bloom the first time and then trim them back before they bloom again. It works to keep them from not taking over. So, while I was doing the trimming I was really thinking of landscaping style. I went searching on Pinterest for landscaping pictures to better illustrate the style differences.
What is your landscaping style – sculpted, natural, or somewhere in between?