Conifers have a very big advantage as garden decoration: they make the area beautiful all year round. They look great even in winter, when trees of other kinds seem to be sad and do not please the eye at all. Besides, they do not require too much care and can find their place in any garden, no matter if it is small or large.
Before using conifer trees for landscaping you have to look at your garden or front yard, estimate its size, and decide what role coniferous trees will play there. If your garden is small, use dwarf and slow-growing conifers. Intermediate and high trees can be planted in large gardens. But if you would like to create a privacy wall of conifers, a kind of a fence for your garden, you will need high conifers even if the garden is not big.
As for design, various colors and shapes of conifers can be combined. Green conifers look nice in any season. They are a nice background for bright flowers in spring or summer and make your garden more interesting in winter. Blue and yellow conifers also exist. They will look especially harmonious when autumn comes with its yellows and reds. There are four main shapes of conifers: round, flat, cylindrical, and conical. These trees are convenient for landscaping, since their shapes hardly change in time. So, as you see, you could use a lot of ideas for conifer combination for your yard or garden.