Definition: In landscape design terminology, unity is the effective use of elements in a design to convey a theme. Unity is achieved by implementing a design consistently over a landscape, through mass planting or repetition. Whereas balance is a term of comparison between two segments of a landscape, unity pertains to the overall picture of a landscape. Unity has been achieved when the viewer senses that all the individual elements of a landscape fit together to form a coherent theme.
Also Known As: harmony
Examples:Beginners often make the mistake of planting one of this, one of that; they end up with a yard that lacks unity.