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How to Create Your Own Landscaping Design Plan

Landscape design is simply a floor plan for an outdoor area. So when you’re working on your landscaping design plan, you’ll utilize human-made elements, which include fountains, sheds, and lawn furniture as well as natural elements such as trees, grass, and flowers. 

In this piece, we will take you through on how to piece together all the primary elements when creating your landscaping design plan.

At Lamond Design, we know how important it is for you to come up with a cost-effective landscape plan and one which you can be proud of.

Whether you are looking for a commercial plan for a business area or a personal garden, having the right landscaping plan will not only serve as a reference point when seeking rehabilitation or repairs but also aids in the decision making process for choosing the appropriate materials.

We will show you how to create your own landscaping design plan in five simple steps and turn your landscaping ideas and vision into a landscaping masterpiece. 

1. Create the Outline

The first step is to have a broad overview of the project area of your intended plan. Get a tape measure, paper, and a pencil. You will be required to make some measurements around permanent objects noting down dimensions and your property lines.

Write down dimensional measures of your house, garden, pool, and fences. Determine which elements can be modified like relocating a tree and which cannot be easily altered, such as your driveway.

You can write down the measurements on a graph paper or jot down the numbers as you are taking the measures and sketch them later.

Ensure your sketch is an overall representation of your space area.

2. Create Your Vision Board

Preparation is the key to creating a breathtaking landscape design.

By creating a vision board, you actualize the landscaping picture of what you have in mind.

Get a corkboard or a construction paper and begin pinning your ideas and create a collective notion of all things landscaping. Having one view of everything will help you visualize which elements complement each other and those that don’t.

This vision board will motivate you to stick to your vision while you will be working on your plan.

3. Sketch a Few Alternatives.

To come with a balanced concept and a right landscape plan, you have to create and compare a few drafts—print multiple versions of the original design plan you made and begin to tinker with your ideas.

It is vital to take note of practical details such as where you will erect your lightings, pumps, and your irrigation systems. Find elements that will raise the curb appeal of your home by using the right plants in your landscape. 

4. The Concept Plan

This is the stage where you turn your sketches into more definite plans by choosing the main specimens of plants you might want to use.

So here, you get to draw the actual pathways, pond, and lawns, among other features that will surround your garden.

5. Finalize and Timeline

Before you dive into implementing your landscape design, ensure you understand what it takes in creating and maintaining your desired landscape design.

See that the entire design is appealing and satisfying to your eyes, it’s within your budget, and it properly brings your vision to the fore. Spring is often the best time to bring your landscaping design plan to life, but not always. Sometimes you just need to hop right in and get it done.

So these are the five simple steps that will help you create a good landscaping design plan. We hope what we have highlighted above will help you in bringing to life your landscape vision.

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