How to Design a Landscape?

What does it mean Landscaping?

Landscaping means improving your outdoor space. While everybody wants an outdoor space that can be used for joy, nobody really wants to invest time or money in their gardens. Most of the time in Vancouver, patios are abandoned or neglected. But this doesn’t need the case for you. If you are reading this blog, you are already one step ahead.

So, how can you design a GOOD landscape that fits your expectations? Here are the steps and practices you should follow to create that outdoor space that will bring joy to your life.

Set a Budget

It’s easy to get caught up in all the amazing landscaping ideas you find on internet but these projects have a cost. An affordable landscape designer in Vancouver will cost you around $1500, it’s important to have that in mind.


Define Needs and Wants

Think about your family and how they will use your garden.  Making a list will help you to define your priorities. Then you should make a sketch of how your garden should look like. 


Dream Small

Sometimes you may be overwhelmed by the projects you see in your favorite magazine, but remember “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. Start with baby steps.


Plants Are Living Things

Plants aren’t objects, they need a lot of love. Before you choose a plant chat with your favourite landscaper in Vancouver. Good advice will save you a lot of headaches. Please use the saved money for a nice family holiday!


Be Open For New Ideas

Sometimes a project needs work on other areas you didn’t think about, like a new drainage system installation.  Remember, a functional landscape depends on many elements, not only the esthetic ones

That’s why you should hire a landscape designer who will guide you in the path. 


Be Eco-Friendly

Maybe this isn’t a MUST, but know we should think about the impact we have on the environment. Installing drip irrigation systems or pollinator gardens are good ways to be eco-friendly.



Knowing Your House

“Pay attention to the ounces, and the pounds take care of themselves”.  Experienced landscapers in Vancouver will find the best sunny spot, where you can install a garden, shower, deck, etc. Or a strategic place to plant your favourite annuals. Doing this by yourself can result in a trial and error method. 

Hire a Professional

The last point may be similar to this one. Buy cheap, buy twice. The best landscapers have more experience, knowledge and creativity to expand your budget without making low-quality work. If you are looking for a licensed landscaper in Vancouver, give Vinca Landscape Inc. a call at (604) 441-8509.


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