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Landscape design can be used to highlight architectural details in your garden. This can transform a commercial building into a work of art, or even turn the courtyard into a work of art. Landscaping with plants that complement the architecture and materials used in the building will draw attention to these details and make them stand out in a positive way. In this article we discuss ways that Pugh’s Earthworks is trained to Highlight Building Architecture Using Landscaping

When you are highlighting building architecture, think about the overall look of the structure. Do you want to use plants and flowers that reflect its color or design? Or would you prefer something more subtle? You can also consider using plants with complimentary colors, which will create contrast without being too jarring for viewers.

When it comes to landscaping around a building, trees and shrubs are often used as a backdrop and provide privacy from neighboring properties. Trees should be placed far enough away from buildings so that they won’t interfere with them if they grow over time. Groundcovers like grasses can be used underneath trees as well as between other plantings; this provides insulation from cold temperatures in winter months but still allows for plenty of sunlight throughout spring through autumn periods when there are no leaves on trees yet. When it comes to landscaping around a building, trees and shrubs are often used as a backdrop and provide privacy from neighboring properties.

Plants and Flowers to reflect the building’s architecture.

Use plants and flowers that are native to the area. If you are working on a building in a city, use plants that grow well in that climate. If your building is on sandy soil, then choose plants that do not require much water to survive (like cacti). Do not plant trees whose roots might damage underground pipes or cables when they grow too large! Choose appropriate landscaping materials for your water source–and remember: if it rains all the time where you live, then there’s no point investing money into an elaborate irrigation system!

While you want to create a garden that is complementary to your building, it is also important not to overwhelm the structure with too many plants. To avoid this, we recommend creating a color scheme by using plants and flowers with complimentary colors.

  • Use purple flowers such as lilacs or bluebells if your building has dark green siding on it.
  • Use red tulips alongside brick walls; although these two items do not match exactly (red vs brown), they are still similar enough in hue so as not to clash when placed next each other on purpose.

Highlight Building Architecture Plants

The plants you choose should be in contrast to the building’s color, material, and texture.

  • If the building is white or light colored with a smooth surface, use plants with dark foliage and/or bark.
  • If your building has a rough texture add soft looking plants such as ferns or grasses that are not too tall, so they do not compete with the architecture for attention.
  • If you have a dark colored building consider using red flowers, which will stand out against it nicely!
  • If you have a lot of windows on your building, use plants that have colorful flowers or foliage. Plants with dark leaves are also good choices since they will stand out against your windows.
  • Use them in groups. A tree or group of trees can provide shade and help cool the building, as well as add beauty to your landscape.
  • Fill in the gaps with groundcovers if you are not able to use a lot of trees or shrubs on your property because they do not grow well where you live. Groundcovers grow quickly so they will fill those empty spaces fast!
  • Use trees and shrubs that are native to your area. This will help them thrive in your climate and make it easier for you to maintain them-Choose trees and shrubs that are adapted to your region’s soils, sun exposure, wind conditions and other factors. You can find information about these in local gardening books or on the internet.
  • Use needle-leaf evergreens to provide year-round interest. Needle-leaf evergreens are a good choice for high-profile sites because they have a more formal look than broadleaf evergreens. Needle-leaf evergreens provide year-round interest and can be used to soften hard lines in the landscape. They are also more drought tolerant than broadleaf evergreens, so they will survive longer without watering.
  • If you want to use needle-leaf plants but do not want to spend money on irrigation systems or sprinklers, choose plants that grow naturally in dry locations like cacti or succulents (plants such as aloe). These low-maintenance options will save money over time while still providing visual interest in your yard or garden!


If you are looking for a way to highlight your building, landscaping can be an excellent solution. With this type of project, you can add color and texture to the exterior of your property while also improving its appearance from the inside out. Contact Pugh’s Earthworks today for expert design assistance to make your building look beautiful.



Pugh’s Earthworks Credentials, Certifications, Licenses Credentials/Affiliations/Degrees/Certifications

The Pugh’s Earthworks team has all the proper credentials, degrees and certifications necessary to deliver top quality landscape and lawn maintenance design, installation and maintenance services. Our team is experienced, highly skilled. The all operate with a customer first attitude.

Our firm is one of the largest landscape and lawn maintenance companies in Tennessee. We have all the right equipment to handle commercial landscape and lawn maintenance projects. Our client base includes hotels, motels, business complexes, retail shopping centers, hospitals, schools, apartments, condominiums and other commercial accounts.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Chartered/Licensed
Mississippi Bureau of Plant Industry licensed
Arkansas State Plant Board Licensed
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor’s of Science in Agronomy
Bachelor’s in landscape Contracting Management
Associates of Applied Science in Landscape Management
Associates of Applied Science in Turf Grass Management
Dynascape Certified
Planet Professional Network
Landscape Industry Certified

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Pugh’s Earthworks
We operate 5 landscape centers, in 3 states.

Our headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. We also operate landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn Maintenance services, please give us a call or send us a message via the contact form below. We do offer FREE Estimates.


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