Landscaping planning is the process of creating a comprehensive landscape design plan for constructing an outdoor space. The goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional space that works in harmony with its environment. This involves taking various factors into consideration, such as the type of plants, trees, rocks, structures, and paving designs being used, as well as how they will be arranged.
Planning can also include selecting materials such as grass or stone, mapping out pathways and other features, researching landscaping examples, and planning lighting elements. It is important to note that landscape planning should always follow best practices to ensure safety and sustainability.
Steps for Landscape Planning
Evaluate the landscape
Assessing the existing structure of your space is a great place to start. Take note of natural features, such as existing trees and plant life, as well as any other structures in the area.
Develop a plan
After evaluation, it’s time to create a comprehensive landscape plan. Be sure to include elements like pathways, lighting fixtures, and seating areas in order to develop a cohesive design that works with your layout. Landscape design, by definition, means you have to combine culture and nature, which are both crucial in this step.
Landscaping construction materials should be carefully chosen based on budget, durability, and aesthetic preference. Consider paving stones or gravel for walkways; wood chips or mulch for garden beds; and outdoor furniture made from metal, wicker, or fabric, depending on the desired look and feel of your space.
Pathways can provide visual direction within your landscape design and are important when planning an overall layout flow that accentuates existing features while making the area easier to navigate.
Construct water features
A water feature can significantly enhance any outdoor environment while adding ambience and movement in the form of trickling fountains or bubbling streams. Just be sure to determine whether you’ll need an electrical outlet nearby before installation!
Install hardscaping items
Hardscaping items like benches and gazebos can provide practical spots for resting during those long summer days spent out in the garden! Additionally, these items can help add a touch of personality to an otherwise plain green backyard area easily visible from indoors too!
Add decorative touches
Adding decorative touches such as birdbaths or colourful pottery pieces will transform your landscape into something truly memorable! Feel free to experiment with different arrangements until you find one that works with your overall theme/design scheme!
Finally – don’t forget about maintenance requirements once everything is installed! Weeds must be pulled regularly; flowers need deadheading; mulch needs replenishing every few years, etc. Be sure to put aside some time each week (or hire someone) dedicated solely towards taking care of your outdoor oasis!
Work With a Landscape Expert
Green Oasis Landscaping is home to the best landscaping planners in the industry. Talk to our team, and let’s get the landscape planning of your property started. We’re excited to work with you!