HOW to design a LANDSCAPE

What does it mean Landscaping?

Everybody wants an outdoor space that can be used for joy. Instead, most of the patios are a definition of abandon or neglected. So, how you can design a GOOD landscape that fits your expectations? Here are the steps you should follow.

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Set a Budget

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

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.

 

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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. 

 

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Plants Are Living Things

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

 

Be Open For New Ideas

Sometimes a project needs work on other areas you didn’t thought about, like a new drainage system.  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. 

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Knowing Your House

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

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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.

 

 

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