Even though it is wintertime, it doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about your spring landscaping projects. So, this is the ideal time to begin your planning process. Whether you are seeking to overhaul your whole landscape or make a few changes to make your yard livable, there are things to consider before starting. Continue reading for things to keep in mind before starting your landscaping design.
Take Inventory of What You Have
Before you make plans, consider what you are starting with. Also, figure out your climate zone, analyze your topography and soil type, and create a list of who utilizes the yard and how they use it. It would also help to note how much sun and share certain areas receive during the various seasons. Overall, all this information will be the foundation for your landscaping design. Lastly, create a list of the parts of your lawn that you love and the ones that you want to change. This is where you can dream big – if you wish to have a built-in outdoor kitchen, add it to your plan.
Connect Areas Together
Once you’ve made a list of the areas and their uses, start thinking about how they should connect together. Although most yards have various sections, the yard must still be one cohesive space. Suppose the lawn is a house, and those areas are rooms: how will they separate yet transition into the next? For instance, partitions can be made with hardscaping, such as paths and walls with plants.
Add various plants to provide different heights and other qualities, such as shade. Also, start by imagining how tall you want things to go, then imagine how they may spread in the vertical plane. Additionally, research plants that will not drain resources so you can conserve water in the summertime. Lastly, consider how quickly the plants will grow before determining them. If you plant fast-growing shrubs around a slow-growing tree, it will take time before you receive the perfect look.
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