Top Landscape Design Considerations

If you are considering giving your landscape a new look or just designing it to suit your interests, there is several landscape design considerations that you should look into before going all practical.

The danger of putting the shovel before a pencil to paper is that you might end up with something that doesn’t really suit what you value. This might be costly and time consuming and generally frustrating. these landscape design considerations include;

Your lifestyle

Your lifestyle is defined by the following among others; children, pet, outdoor activities, job, and time flexibility. If you have children, your landscape design should include enough space for their playground. If you have pets, a space for them should be prioritized.

Whatever outdoor activity you engage in should be at the forefront. Is it irritating, flower planting, swimming, entertaining, playing, or simply walking around and enjoying the cool breeze? Your landscape design should allow you to do whatever you enjoy doing when in the outdoors.

Your time flexibility also plays a major role in your landscape design. How flexible you will determine whether you will be able to maintain the landscape design. This will, therefore, guide you on which maintenance design to settle for; high maintenance landscape design, low maintenance or no maintenance landscape design.

The environment and climate

Your landscape design should be guided by the climatic conditions of the area. You should consider the wind direction, the water flow, water drainage, the sunny areas and shady areas plus the views.

This is important in determining what to set where because some things like gardening might do well in areas that water flows while a swimming pool will be best located at a sunny area. Knowing the direction of the wind will be helpful in, for example, determining which direction the doors should face.

The Soil Type and Nutrients

Your soil type is most likely to be either rocky, sandy or clay. The soil type is important in determining, for example, what structures to put on and the type of plants to plant. Some plants require the soil that will hold water like clay soil while others do well in less waterlogged soils such as sand.

Knowing whether your soil contains all the necessary nutrients is important as this will help you in selecting the plants to plant in your land. You can consider asking your landscape designer to run soil tests to know whether the nutrients are present or amend the soil for you.

The planting zones

Determining these zones is important as you will be guaranteed of your plants’ thriving. The planting zones are determined by the climatic conditions of the place such as rainfall and the temperature. You get to have an easy time selecting the plants to plant. This can be easily done online via National Gardening Association.

Garden Style

Your garden style creates the first impression. It is should eye-catching. The interior and the exterior styles should be compatible with each other and together, compatible with the landscaping. Everything should reflect who you are. It is your property, and thus, it should be about your happiness, your relaxation and generally, your satisfaction.

With these few landscape design considerations, you are most likely to come up with something that will keep you smiling and proud for a long period.

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