How to Plan Your Landscape

25 May 2021 Landscape Design

Whether you are looking to make a few changes to your yard or perform a full redesign, it is important to know how to plan your landscape. While it may be tempting to jump right into a landscape project, creating a detailed plan beforehand will help to ensure optimal efficiency and better results. As leading providers of quality landscape services, the team at Jovak Landscape & Design has compiled a list of some tips to help you effectively plan your landscape project.

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Tips for Planning Your Landscape

Our experienced team of landscape designers understand the many challenges of small and large projects. To ensure that your project goes smoothly from start to finish, consider the following tips:

Know Your Yard

If you are thinking of adding a large hardscape element to your yard or intricate softscape design, it is important to know the dimensions of your yard. This will ensure that you are not building or cultivating an element that is too large or too small for your space. In addition to the dimensions, take note of any slopes, changes in elevation, trees, large plants, and how much sun your yard typically has throughout the day. This knowledge will allow you to make informed decisions for your landscape project.

Create a Basic Outline or Sketch

A basic outline of your yard can greatly enhance the efficiency of your landscaping project. Start by measuring your yard and transfer the basic dimensions to graph paper or an online design tool. From here, you can plot the position of fixed features and potential additions or changes you would like to implement. By using an outline, you can try various configurations and designs without physically modifying your yard.

Think About a Theme

With so many options to choose from and so many elements to consider, it can be difficult to settle on a specific design. Choosing an overarching theme for your landscape can help guide you in your design elements and selection of plants. Do you want modern geometric shapes or soft lines for a natural feel? Are there any colours or combinations that you want to include? Considering these questions can help create a unified and beautiful theme for your landscape project.

The Jovak Landscape & Design team can be reached through their online contact form and are ready to assist you with your landscaping needs.