Last week I spoke about the value of line in your outdoor space and how to use horizontal, vertical, curved and straight lines to your advantage when creating your own space. (If you missed it, make sure you check online).
This week is all about the value of light in a space.
When we think about light in a backyard, most of us picture early morning sunlight peaking through the branches. For some, it’s all about the starlight because that is when they are in their spaces, after work and in the evenings. Light — and how we use it in the garden — is definitely dependent on the time we spend outside. Designing around the morning for a family that doesn’t get outside much before noon makes no sense. Instead, think about when you are in the garden the most. This will help you understand what type of light you want to maximize.