Maybe you have a vision of how you want your yard to look, but no idea how to make that dream a reality. You may have a specific architectural feature or design aspect you like but remain unsure on how to incorporate the other elements to create a cohesive outdoor space. Perhaps you're just looking to boost the curb appeal of your home before putting it on the market. No matter the circumstances, New Hope Aquascapes and Landscaping can meet your landscaping design and installation needs in Johnson City, Kingsport, or throughout the Tri-Cities area in Tennessee.

Principles of Landscape Design

Landscape design has eight basic principles that you need to truly understand to achieve the perfectly landscaped yard. These principles are:

  • Unity: This is the repetition and consistency of a design. Simply put, unity means there is a theme or pattern in your landscape design.
  • Balance: This is a sense of equality. Whether the design is symmetric or asymmetric, it has to be intentional.
  • Contrast and Harmony: This is how you highlight certain elements in a design. The juxtaposition and complementary aspects of something as small as a flower's shape or color can make your design flat or draw attention to a specific area.
  • Color: Color brings your design to life. Your colors create perspective through your landscaped yard. Warm colors pull you in, while cool colors create space.
  • Transition: This principle is all about gradual changes. It uses different elements in gradual variations to smoothly lead the eye in a certain direction.
  • Line: Considered the mother of all elements, lines are everywhere and used in most things. Lines take you throughout the design, separate your featured pieces, and can make or break a landscape design.
  • Proportions: The size of a particular element in comparison to other elements of the design is how you decide if something is too big or small.
  • Repetition: Unity is reliant on this principle because relating elements to another creates unity. By contrast, failing to relate enough elements to one another can ruin unity.

Our landscape design process

 Landscape design is oftentimes more complicated than homeowners realize. That's why you should begin by contacting the professionals at New Hope Aquascapes and Landscaping. First, we will have a client meeting when we discuss your vision for the project. Then we compile an estimate to get the job done, which can include a visual model of the end result using our state-of-the-art landscaping software. Once we receive a commitment deposit, we can start ordering and scheduling the supplies needed to turn your design into reality.

What landscape design services do we offer?

 Landscape design and install is about more than just planting trees, shrubs, and flowers. Our many services in this area include:


  • Planting flowers
  • Complete remodel of a home's exterior
  • Trimming shrubs and plants
  • Pulling weeds
  • Installing mulch and/or stone
  • Planting or pruning trees and ornamentals
  • Outdoor lighting (including walkway lights, accent lighting, and feature lighting)
  • Water features (including koi ponds, waterfalls, and fountains)

Landscape Design in Johnson City

 If you're located in Johnson City, Kingsport, or anywhere in the Tri-Cities of Tennessee, then we are the landscape design company for you. Based in Jonesborough, New Hope Aquascapes and Landscaping has 15 years of experience in working to make your vision come true. Whether you have one idea or an elaborate plan, New Hope Aquascapes and Landscaping can make the landscape design of your dreams a reality. Contact to schedule your free consultation today at (833) LAWN-411 or (423) 367-1214.

For more than 15 years, New Hopes Aquascapes and Landscaping has been serving customers in Kingsport, Johnson City and throughout the Tri-Cities in Tennessee.