Enclose, Define, Edge, and Carpet
After you have drawn your base map, included the necessary circulation ways, and determined where the trees will be located, you can start building patterns and definition to your design with shrubs. A good, logical way to do this is to design with shrubs by height category. By incorporating shrub masses by size, you can delineate enclosure and screening to build outdoor rooms within the site. You can establish living mulch areas. You can build color blocks with contrasting backdrops and create multilevel echoes of color that excite the viewer. You can hide naked stems and hide messy plant beds. You can prevent maintenance burdens. You can open views. Categorizing shrubs by size is a really handy tool for landscape design!