When designing a landscape, or redoing your current landscape, it is important to have a plan. A professional landscaper can help you design a landscape best suited for your home. Here are some steps they’ll walk you through.
- Have a goal in mind.
The first thing you want to decide is what is the goal for your landscape. Are you aiming to create a shady retreat or a colorful oasis? Your landscape’s purpose is what you need to decide first.
- Consider what you currently have.
Sketching your current layout will help create a clearer picture of what you are working with. Include any buildings and plants you intend to keep in their current location. Make sure to call 811 before you do any digging, so you know if there are utility lines in the vicinity and mark those on the drawing as well. Make copies of this drawing so you don’t have to draw it again for the next steps.
- Identify factors that affect your landscape.
On the same illustration, note where there is usually shade or a lot of sun. This way you can plan for which plants will thrive in those locations. You don’t want to put a full sun plant in a shady area.
- Draw a rough draft.
Look at your drawing so far and decide where you want features and paths to go based on what you drew from the previous steps. Don’t worry about specifics, this is just to have a sharper picture of your plan. You can modify this until you are satisfied.
- Pick your plants.
Once you have a concrete vision of your landscape on paper, you can then decide exactly what plants you want to place on your landscape. A professional landscaper can help you pick out appropriate plants for sun, shade, and the overall goals you have for your landscape.
If you are ready to redesign your landscape, Complete Landscaping can help. We offer comprehensive landscaping services in Tucson, including landscape installation. To schedule a consultation, call us today at (520) 323-8918.