Before you can go out and buy any material to start the project of your residential landscape design, you need to know how much space you have to work with. You need to measure your property’s space and make sure that you have a proper plan for the excess areas of doors, driveways, pathways that you cannot block. Also, be sure about knowing where the power circuits and water mains are to keep those areas clear.
You need to decide what your family needs from its space. Find out why you mostly use your front and back yards. Are you in need of a double or wrap around driveway, or you only need space for one car? Do you mostly use your backyard mostly for relaxation for recreation? You need to determine your needs to get the idea of what features you want to include in the design. Also, consider the design that will be convenient for residential lawn care.
You can browse through different themes for designs. There are a lot of landscaping garden ideas for designs online, and many of them will be displayed as fully designed yard themes. If you don’t have any specific needs for your yard design, then you can go for the Mediterranean, Japanese, tropical, or ecological theme if you want. But before that, you also need to consider your budget to figure out how many features you can easily add to your yard design.
You can choose plants and flowers depending on the sunlight and shade that each space can offer. Also, think about the maintenance they need and how you are willing to keep it up. In the end, you need to calculate the estimated growth of the plant so that they don’t become an obstacle in windows and doorways.
If you have any steep areas that you want to fill, then the best solution is to include any retaining walls in the plans of your landscaping designs. If you follow these extensive steps before starting any project, you will have a clear picture of what the outcome looks like. It will also give you the idea if you have a budget and space to accomplish it. The residential landscape design you are creating should be more realistic to the projection of the idea that you have expected.