It’s common for most people to have never had to attempt a landscape design before. There are a lot of choices you can make to create a landscape design for your home, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Landscape design is almost like interior design, with other elements to be factored into it. These elements would include the region that you live in, the weather such as temperature, breezes, humidity, sun, and also your microclimate. These are all important factors that will determine where trees, shrubs, and plants are to be placed in your landscape design. If you’re struggling to design your first landscape, here are some tips for beginners.
Make a list of what you need and want
It is important to have a clear vision of what you need and want. Do you need a place for a BBQ? A patio for family gatherings? You can create some rough sketches of the yard and your design for these things. It’s better to have things in the picture to help you create a vision, rather than in your head.
Consider the location
Take into consideration the sun and wind patterns surrounding your microclimate. This is important when you are looking to design a landscape, as certain things will be affected by your choices. Placing a patio in certain directions can make it very hot or keep it cool. Another example is a fire pit, which could be affected by winds and this can cause issues.
You’ll often see TV shows that do whole makeovers in less than a week. You should not aim for this, as it is not realistic for a person on their own. You should aim for adding smaller things at first, like a flower bed or a shrub. Then, as you build your vision and get more used to it, you can add bigger things to further develop your landscape design vision.
These are some tips for beginners in landscape design, and with implementation and care, your landscape design can become reality.