The term ornamental landscaping refers to landscaping elements (both hard and soft) that contribute to the aesthetics of an area. Ornamental landscaping is also sometimes known as decorative landscaping.

There are often no clear distinctions between ornamental landscaping and other landscaping elements. For example, decorative paving may be used as an ornamental feature within a landscape however it is also functional too. Essentially, anything within a landscape which improves the visual qualities or is used for decorative effect can be described as ornamental landscaping.

Examples of Ornamental Landscaping

Ornamental landscaping elements can be used to describe:

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Plants
  • Grasses
  • Water features
  • Statues
  • Paving
  • Fencing

As you can see from the list above, ornamental landscaping is quite a broad church and does not mean that ornamental features are purely ornamental. In fact, more often than not ornamental features in a landscape, although decorative, provide a function too. For example, ornamental trees and shrubs can both look aesthetically pleasing and provide privacy or shade.

NatraTex as Ornamental Landscaping

NatraTex surfacing is often used as both a hard landscaping and ornamental landscaping feature. Available in a wide range of neutral, buff colours and vibrant shades, it can be used to create a smooth surface for playgrounds, parks, footpaths, multi-use games areas and more.

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A cost-effective, durable landscaping material, NatraTex can be designed to cope with most conditions while remaining low maintenance and attractive. To find out more about NatraTex products, including NatraTex Colour and NatraTex Cotswold, contact us today. Our friendly team are on hand to advise on all our products and how they can be utilised to great effect in your next project.