The number of landscaping materials available for use in the creation of a Modern garden is vast, from real stone paving to concrete and a whole range of synthetic products. However it is important to remember when creating a modern garden landscape less is more. The number of varying materials should be restricted and should contrast and complement each other.
Both sculptures and planting can be utilised to add dramatic statements in modern garden landscaping, however planting should be constrained to a few varieties and strong groups of the same.
All in all a well designed modern/ contemporary garden can instill a sense of structure and order, and more importantly a feeling of underlying harmony and calm.