Santa Barbara Landscape Design
Landscape design starts with a flair for design, and matches the needs and preferences of the customer. Trace Robinson has experience in projects of all sizes, from small intimate gardens to park settings, resorts and commercial buildings.
Design begins with an evaluation of the property, and a conference with the client to assess their tastes and expectations. A theme and style are formed, which integrates a central color palette, textures, forms, and fragrances. A successful landscape incorporates five design elements: scale and proportion, balance, rhythm, motion, accent, and contrast emphasis. Trace Robinson has extensive experience in plant selection, carefully choosing plants that complement a central theme, and placing them in their proper environment: the right plant for the right place, in the right soil, with the right spacing, with the right care.
Designs are made to infuse the garden with the elements, taking factors like light and shade into account.
Landscape design also includes help choosing hardscape like stone walls, driveways, pathways, pergolas, and other architectural elements, which should coordinate with a successful landscape.