If you want to give your landscape a fresh look this year but don’t know where to begin, we’ve compiled our top tips on how to design the perfect landscape for your property below.
Figure Out Your Needs and Wants
When starting any home project, begin by outlining your goals and what you want and need in your final outcome. Sit down with a pen and paper and begin to brainstorm ideas. Do you want a cozy patio setting? Do you prefer a wildflower garden to a manicured one? Do you prefer curved paths and outlines or straight lines that are neat and tidy? By narrowing these down, it’ll be much easier to create the landscape you’ve been dreaming of.
Browse Through Websites or Garden Mags for Inspiration
If you’re not really sure what you want, browse through a few websites to get some ideas. Pinterest is a great place to find countless ideas that can give you examples and inspiring ideas to mimic.
Sketch It Out
Once you have a few ideas to play around with, try to sketch them out to come up with a cohesive layout. This doesn’t have to be elaborate or require any real artistic ability. It’s merely to map out the various elements, focusing on basic lines and circles that will help you organize a master plan. This can take a little while to finalize, so be patient. It’s all about exploring ideas and working your way through them to see what you like.
Consider Your Location
To design the perfect landscape, always take your location into consideration and the amount of sunlight or shade your yard typically gets. If your property and garden face west, then you will likely have lots of sunshine throughout the day. If it’s facing east, you’ll have more shade. This is important when you’re determining the type of vegetation to include in your landscape. Choosing the right varieties based on this will make all the difference in having a lush and vibrant garden, and one that’s constantly struggling to survive.
Hire a Landscaper
Hire a professional landscape designer to take care of it instead. They will consult with you, take all of your ideas into consideration and map out a layout that will create a final design that will impress even the in-laws.
When you’re ready to revamp your garden space in Ottawa, contact our professional landscape design team at Hansen Lawn & Gardens.