Your Grand Entrance
Your landscape should be the entrance into your home. It should embody the overall feel, this outward presentation of the inside of your home. This begins at your property line. The entire property not just where your home begins. By using a gate or arbor, small fences, or hedges as a garden border you create a visual line to the entrance of your home. These are also used in the back yard; a visual guide to the flow of your garden.
The key to success in this is having a focal point and leading the eye to that point. This is where the elements of design come into play. Your landscaper should be well-versed in these principles and elements of design. These can be used in any garden, big or small.