Where to Start on Landscape Design Plans
In order to create a landscape design, you should consider many different factors. Plans must be prepared with care, either using pencil and paper, or design planning software. For the best professional result, a landscape design professional can be hired.
The first important task is to learn what you have as a basic to work on. Measure the landscape area, and take notes on its situation and its problems. A realistic picture of the existing state will help you create the best results. The features of the land should be investigated; the soil, the land, the slopes, the elevation, the climate of the area, and the borders.
Then it is time to find what you want: the styles and themes that match your personality and lifestyle, the shapes and colors you like, etc. After making your choice, incorporate your ideas with the necessities of the land area, like plant areas, walkways, open spaces and other features. For instance if you love circular shapes, you might want to have circular flower beds and decorative features. But the water systems, lighting systems and drainage systems should also match your designs.
Once your design is ready either on paper or on the computer, it is time to prepare a list of the material and manpower requirements. It’s also important to make a calculation about time. What happens if you start in summer and cannot finish until winter? Are the weather conditions suitable for continuing the work?
After considering all of these factors, you are ready to enjoy the creation process of your landscape!