Planning your Landscape Design

Designing the perfect landscape design starts with understanding your garden and the people who will be using it. Planning your landscape design can be a fun and rewarding experience. Before engaging a landscape professional you should be prepared, most landscaper designers and professionals will conduct an onsite consultation to give a better understanding of the site, environment, yours and your families needs.

Get to know your garden

First, you should take the time to get to know your garden; this includes assessing the size, shape, and conditions of the space. Consider the existing elements in the garden, such as trees, plants, and features. Take note of any constraints or limitations that may be present. Pay attention to the type of soil and drainage in the area. Knowing these elements will help you understand your garden and what you have to work with to design the perfect landscape for your garden.

how you use your garden

Think about who will be using the garden and the activities that are most likely to take place there.

A garden is an extension of the home and lifestyle of the people who live there. If you have children, it can be a place for children to play, run and explore. Maybe you have pets and animals that need their own space to roam. What recreation activities you may need in your garden, such as entertaining guests, social gatherings, and relaxation or even Yoga. The garden is a reflection of a family’s lifestyle, taking into account personal time, traditions, and preferences.

Elements of design

The garden needs to be reflection of your lifestyle and once you understand your garden and how you use it, you can consider all the elements that come together to create the perfect outdoor experience to be enjoyed for years to come. Elements you may consider are a swimming pool, these come in many shapes and sizes, from plunge to lap pools, fibreglass or concrete, rectangular or organic shapes. Your selection will depend on your space, style, lifestyle and budget. An addition of a spa can be a luxurious addition to your pool or freestanding. Maybe you require an outdoor entertaining space with pergola and outdoor kitchen or shaded relaxation area.

There are many elements to choose from that can be incorporated into you garden space, narrowing this selection down and finding the perfect location is the key to a functional space and great design.

There are many elements to choose from that can be incorporated into you garden space, narrowing this selection down and finding the perfect location is the key to a functional space and great design.

What is your style

Furthermore, think about the style or theme you’d like to achieve. Whether you prefer a modern look or something more traditional, be sure to consider the existing architecture of your home. A modern landscape typically features more modern elements such as hard materials like concrete, steel, and glass, as well as clean lines and geometric shapes. Traditional landscapes often feature more natural elements such as stone, wood, and plants. They are also often designed with curved shapes and natural materials.

When considering your style it is important to look at your location of your property and climate, as these are important factors when choosing a landscape style. and can effect your plant selection.

Plant selection is the icing on the cake that brings your landscape design style to fruition, the correct plant chosen can create a contemporary or classic timeless look.

There are many elements to choose from that can be incorporated into you garden space, narrowing this selection down and finding the perfect location is the key to a functional space and great design.

What is your style

Furthermore, think about the style or theme you’d like to achieve. Whether you prefer a modern look or something more traditional, be sure to consider the existing architecture of your home. A modern landscape typically features more modern elements such as hard materials like concrete, steel, and glass, as well as clean lines and geometric shapes. Traditional landscapes often feature more natural elements such as stone, wood, and plants. They are also often designed with curved shapes and natural materials.

When considering your style it is important to look at your location of your property and climate, as these are important factors when choosing a landscape style. and can effect your plant selection.

Plant selection is the icing on the cake that brings your landscape design style to fruition, the correct plant chosen can create a contemporary or classic timeless look.

Budget

Knowing your budget is essential when it comes to landscape design. It is important to be realistic about what you can afford and to plan accordingly. It is important to be aware of the costs associated with the materials and labor used in the project. Having a detailed budget plan in place from the beginning of the project helps ensure that there are no unexpected surprises or costs along the way. A budget also helps you to choose materials and plants that are within your budget and still meet your desired aesthetic.

Engage a professional

A professional landscape designer can create a stunning outdoor space tailored to your individual needs and desires. They will help you choose the right plants and materials, as well as provide expert advice on the best way to lay out your garden. With a landscape designer’s experience and knowledge, you can be sure that your garden will be designed and executed to the highest standard. They will also take into account your budget, local climate, and any other factors that could affect the success of your garden. By engaging a professional landscape designer, you can be sure that you will be creating a beautiful and unique outdoor space that you can enjoy for many years to come.

Dream Design Scapes is a full-service landscape design and horticultural business operating in Port Stephens, Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter Valley of NSW. We offer design services both locally in person and virtual services across NSW. Give us a call today 0421270200.

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