This week I learned about landscape design. A few principles in designing your landscape are balance, rhythm, and emphasis. Emphasis adds force and intensity. To stop repetition and make your landscape interesting add at regular intervals.balance can make your landscape formal or informal you can have a symmetrical or an asymmetrical. If you have a very large yard with tiny, sparely placed plants, then the yard may be out of proportion. Same as if you have a small yard full of massive plants and trees that are overgrown, then the yard may be out of proportion.