Completely redesigning your landscape or even just making some changes can be pretty daunting. Where do you even begin? Do you employ a professional landscaper to help you with your Perth landscape design ideas or do you try to tackle the job yourself? There are so many factors to consider. With this in mind, we’ve put together some pointers to help you when you’re thinking about landscaping your outdoor space.
Analyse your site
The first thing you need to do is to create a plan, so you have a clear idea of your needs set out on paper. The initial part of this plan is all about analysing your outdoor space. Take note of the general shape and size of your yard and any hilly areas etc. Be sure to understand the drainage patterns and to check your soil for moist areas where you can put plants that require extra water. It’s also a good idea to write out a list of everything you have in your garden and to pinpoint what you wish to keep and anything that needs to be removed or changed.
Figure out your soil type so you can choose plants to suit. Take notice of sunny and shaded areas. Note down where the sun tends to hit most and at what times. It’s a good idea to check for windy areas too so you can plant some trees to act as a natural barrier if needed.
Figure out how you will be using your outdoor area
Set what you want and need out on paper. Consider who will be using your outdoor area and how. For example, you could be designing your landscape to:
- Install decking
- Create a patio
- Create a vegetable patch
- Make a herb garden
- Make a play area
- Put in a pool
- Make an entertaining area
- Simply enjoy a beautiful garden
When you’re thinking about the advantage of a landscaper, Perth-based Landscape By Design has all the experience necessary to create the perfect outdoor space. Just let us know what you need and we’ll do all the hard work!
Figure out where the utility lines are
Be careful about digging your yard if you have no idea where the utility lines are. You don’t want to pay for costly repairs or to receive any fines!
Think about the overall theme
When it comes to picking a design for your outdoor space, think about your home’s architecture before anything else. You want to create an effortless flow from home to garden. Do your best to complement the existing design of your home, working with its angles and lines. If you have or are designing a focal point, plan to showcase this. You also need to ask yourself whether you want a colour theme, modern lines, something more traditional etc. It’s also a good idea to look at your plan from your back door to see how it will come together in your mind’s eye. So, now you know what you want, why not get in touch with the team at Landscape By Design, the foremost landscape designer Perth-wide? For seasoned and experienced landscapers and decking installers, Perth-based Landscape By Design are the trusted experts.