How to Plan a Landscape Project
Are you tired of your dull outdoor space? If you are ready to improve the beauty of your yard with landscaping, you need to start with a plan. A beautiful yard does not just happen; there are design factors that help balance the artistic sense of the yard and element considerations to keep in mind. Before you begin changing your landscaping, you want to consider these factors as part of your planning process.
- Focal points. When landscaping, you want to have focal points, objects or areas that are the centerpiece of your design. This may be a structure, like a patio or fire pit; or it could be a garden or unique tree that is your focal point.
- Design type. Do you want a natural or classic landscape design, or are you wanting a more modern look? The design type is important to consider from the very beginning to tailor your efforts.
- Climate. You may love certain plants, but that does not mean they will thrive in your climate. You need to consider shade, soil type and weather when choosing your grass, trees and other plant life. Native plants are easier to grow and maintain; exotic plants will take more effort to nurture.
- Hardscapes. If you are adding stonework or other hardscapes, these should be planned first. It is easier to do your softscaping around hardscapes than the other way around.
Even if you want to do some of the landscaping yourself, you should consult a professional landscaper to help you plan your project, such as which seasonal flowers to plant for your area. They can offer expert advice that can save you time and money; plus, they can help with the more difficult aspects to ensure it gets done right the first time.
Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040