When the house owners are going to design a residential landscape, it will be the most crucial step that is drawing a plan on paper. Making a master plan is very useful to save both time and money in order to get the successful design, and it is developed by the design process. So, what are the steps of the design? Well, there are ten considerations to pay attention throughout the design process.
The first one is to know well the site. The inventory and analysis of the site influences the environmental conditions. People can also notice about some issues like soil type, topography and regional climate. Then, pay attention to overall existing conditions on the base map while they are having the site inventory. Such power lines, septic tanks, and roof overhangs will come to the decision of the plant location. A surveyor’s plat of the property can be used for the boundaries and the house location. It is better to measure and make a note on the survey of the structures and hardscape for example patios, driveways and sidewalks. When people don’t have the plat, they can hire the surveyor. After that, remember the user, in this case you, your family and your guests.
Think about how do you use the yard, how do you want to use the yard, what do you want it to look and the maintenance style as well as the budget. Then, people can move into the form and the style theme. Since there are many kinds of landscape design themes, it is recommended to choose one of them to be the inspiration idea for the garden. To discover it, they can look in gardening magazines and books. Before determining the theme, it is good to see the surrounding views of the property and come into the conclusion whether they want to open the yard or close the yard. The next one is create and link spaces through designating activity areas and linking with elements.
Creating spaces is useful since people like more protected but sheltering feel rather than open and exposed. Also, regard the function of plants namely aesthetic, structural and utilitarian. Make the plants structure as they do the walls of the building. It is crucial too to highlight such points as the use of unique plants, different structure or garden ornaments. Such details like the quality of plants, hardscape and garden ornaments can be combined with form, color and texture to improve the aesthetic aspect. Then, protect the resource which includes the use of environmental friendly hardscape materials and reuse the construction materials.