Thinking About A New Custom Landscaping Design? Here Are A Few Things To Consider


A custom landscaping project can be the perfect way to add curb appeal and unique touches to your home. Custom landscaping design is not just one-size-fits-all. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to any creative undertaking. Before jumping into a full-blown custom landscaping makeover, here are some things to consider.

Make a Plan

You want to start your landscaping project with a plan. There are several things to consider when developing a plan for your landscaping project. Every time you design a new landscape, there's a plan involved. Before you start working on your yard, you have to take stock of what you want.

Consider the type of yard you have, then decide if you need a small, medium, or large-scale custom project. Consider budget and the work that goes into each type of design. Then, sit down with a landscaper and show him or her what you want. Also, talk about the landscaping design budget — including fees for permits and installation. Be realistic with your expectations and also with your timeline. Allow enough time to make sure everything is done right before moving on to the next task.

Choose Your Plants and Materials Carefully

A custom landscape design is a lot of work. The more complex the design, the more it's going to cost. When you're choosing plants and materials for your landscape, consider these factors:

  • Landscape size: It's better to have too much land than not enough. Making a good-sized plan will help prevent any surprises later on.
  • Plan layout: Is there a dominant feature in the design? For example, is the house located near a large tree that you want to emphasize? Is there a big rock in the backyard that you want to leave undisturbed? Consider these existing elements when laying out the new design.
  • Plant selection: Plants are expensive and require maintenance — so choose carefully. You'll also want to think about what type of plants will thrive in your climate and grow well together.
  • Hardscape materials and colors: If you want to include bricks or stone in your landscaping design, avoid materials that are too dark or too light. A stone walkway will also be prone to cracking from exposure to moisture from the ground beneath it, so make sure you have a good seal around the edges before planting grass over it.

When choosing the plants and materials for your custom landscaping design, these are things to consider. 

Thorough planning, communication, and research can help you create your perfect custom landscaping design. Contact a custom landscaping service to start planning your project before summer.  


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Understanding Landscaping Planning

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