Bring Your DreamScape to Life
April 29, 2021
As the spring season turns to summer, there are more changes to account for than you would think. When it comes to your outdoor landscape, what you wanted before may not be what you want in a few weeks, depending on how the weather affects your yard and garden life. If you’re still thinking about that one dream landscape you have, whether you drove by it in a neighborhood or saw it on Pinterest, you can still create your perfect vision by starting now. Though it won’t happen overnight, taking those baby steps toward the final product is essential in your landscape project journey, and iScape is happy to assist!
Here are 5 dream landscape designs that may reside with yours, and how to recreate them on our app!
Grab your nearest device (iPhone, iPad, or even your iPod!) and launch the iScape app. As you will notice, you can choose to upload or take a photo of your own landscape to edit, or you can choose the Augmented Reality feature and work on the go!
1. Backyard Hill Landscape
First, click the green icon on the bottom left, and choose the matching ground cover (for this landscape, ‘Grass Green No Stripping’ and ‘Pine Bark Mulch’). To get the exact area covered, click ‘Draw Area’ to trace the outline of the ground cover and then click the type of grass, mulch, pavement, or gravel you want. Make sure to press ‘Done’ to save your work.
Once you have the ground cover set, you can move on to the hardscape. Click the blue icon on the bottom right and scroll down to ‘Hardscapes’. Then click ‘Landscape Rocks’ and choose the best-looking rocks (for this landscape, ‘Boulder 14’ or ‘Boulder 15’ or ‘Boulder 18’ will work). Once the feature is inserted into your design, you can change the shape, size, color, or location of the rocks to your liking by clicking on the feature and using the editing bubbles on the left of the screen.
After that is set and saved, you can repeat the same steps for the plants and flowers by scrolling through the different options in the image database to pick out the perfect combination for your landscape!
2. Flattering Perennial Garden
First, analyze the different colors covering the outside of your house. Is there one solid color, different shades of one color, or different colors highlighting each other? Understanding the color palette is essential in creating the most attractive landscape. Think of your house color(s) as a backdrop for your garden. Depending on how many colors are already there, you may want to keep the plant colors simple and limited, or expressive and fun. You want to create the perfect harmony for the specific theme you’re going for as well, whether it’s a more natural, more sophisticated, or more dramatic look.
For pastel-colored houses, matching cool colors with cool plant colors as well as warm colors with warm plant colors brings out the most harmony as these houses can mesh into the natural landscape. Bright-colored houses go well with equally bright plant colors as well as their deeper shades. Muted-colored houses give you more flexibility in the combination of colors you choose.
3. Front Yard Shrub Appeal
There are a lot of different shrubs to choose from when shopping for your landscape. But instead of trying to visualize where a certain plant will look best, try it out on iScape first! Between flowering, evergreen, traditional, and classic flowering shrubs, our database has just about got it all for you to try different ideas and recreate them, like the one below!
You can also upload your own images of plants if you saw the perfect plant at your local market and want a more exact visual. Become a Pro User and get unlimited designs and image layers, project proposals, a company profile, image uploads, and more!
4. Groundcover Galore
Choosing a groundcover can be tricky, especially if you’re used to a plain, green grass landscape. But iScape dares you to be different! Explore different groundcovers in our database and design away! This modern home features four different groundcovers: green grass, perennial grass, rock gravel, and a rectangle block walkway. But there’s so much more you can choose from, like hedges, steps, and bridges. And the best part is if you don’t like it, you can delete it at your fingertips and try out another one at no cost! That’s the beauty of iScape.
5. Fence Design
Fences can act for privacy, function, or decoration. Whether you want seclusion or a complimenting yard feature, fences prove to be essential for almost every home! Check out this iron rod fence outlining the front driveway and the wooden fence outlining the backyard. And you probably wouldn’t have been able to put that combination together without the flexible creativity iScape offers.