Mediterranean Landscaping Design

The charming elegance of Mediterranean landscaping design is ideal for a relaxing, livable outdoor area that complements today’s luxurious homes. A Mediterranean landscaping design is inspired by the climate and design style of the coastal areas of Spain, Italy and France, but you don’t need to live in that region to borrow some of the influence for your property. By combining rustic plants and materials with pops of vivid color, you can capture a Mediterranean look for your garden or back yard to create a charming place to relax.

Mediterranean Landscaping With Bench And Gravels

Mediterranean Landscaping With Bench And Gravels

There are several tips to create Mediterranean landscaping design. First, creating a Mediterranean landscaping design starts with plants that are classics in the Mediterranean region. For example, olive trees (Olea europaea), can be eye-catching ornamentals for a yard while Italian cypresses (Cupressus sempervirens) work well as a privacy screen because of their narrow, columnlike appearance.

Sloping Mediterranean Landscaping Design With Stone Border And Steps

Sloping Mediterranean Landscaping Design With Stone Border And Steps

Olive trees are considered invasive in some areas, though. So avoid planting them near open spaces, and keep them under control by pulling out seedlings by hand. No Mediterranean landscaping design is complete without herbs such as English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). 

Backyard Mediterranean Landscaping With Italian Cypress Trees

Backyard Mediterranean Landscaping With Italian Cypress Trees

You also can add movement to the landscape by planting ornamental grasses, including deer grass and autumn moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis). Another tips; you can incorporate stone. The stones for hardscape areas is can add color and texture to the landscape. Create an authentic look by choosing light-colored stone, which is often used in Mediterranean landscape so walkways and patios in hot sunlight don’t become uncomfortable to people using them. 

Mediterranean Landscaping Design With Flowering Shrubs And Stone Border

Mediterranean Landscaping Design With Flowering Shrubs And Stone Border

Stone tiles such as travertine provide a more polished look for walkways and patio areas. For a rustic ambiance, opt for loose gravel to give a garden path added texture. In the center of a garden area or courtyard, a stone fountain can make a striking centerpiece.

Backyard Mediterranean Landscaping Design With Wooden Furniture

Backyard Mediterranean Landscaping Design With Wooden Furniture

Tiered styles offer the most traditional look for a Mediterranean landscaping, but a simple stone fountain also can work well. Well, these were just a few tips for you. You can search another great tips in the internet or magazine. After all, Mediterranean landscaping design can really make a statement for your yard or garden.