Successful landscaping can be seen to incorporate both architectural design and exterior decoration.
Whilst the proportions of the structural elements of outdoor space need to be correct in terms of both client use and spatial cohesion the detailing of hardscaping needs to be considered carefully.
Sometimes hard surfaces can be left plain and unadorned but sometimes they require additional detailing either to soften the extent of the hardscaping or to bridge the gap between hard materials and nearby softer planting.
Here we show large pebbles laid simply in concrete, on the perimetre they are organised in a row whereas they are set haphazard elsewhere. The different treatments offer interest and energy in what might otherwise have become a dull space.