Tiering to give your landscape that "look"

My friend Dave was asking me about some landscape tips since I have an extensive knowledge of horticulture, sub-tropical flora and landscape maintenance.  One of the most overlooked yet most easily applied techniques is that of "tiering".
The shot above was taken at the entrance to The Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens.

Look how the plantings are trimmed so there are 4 levels.

You can achieve this same look by pruning your shrubs right now before they start their summer growth.  Another little feature here is the serpentine bed line with flowers in front of the pedestal.  They do a great job with the landscape maintenance at Mirasol Country Club but you can do it too...if you know how!

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