5 Simple Steps for Designing Your Dream Landscape

One of the most common things we hear when talking to clients is; “I just can’t visualize it.” 2D plans just don’t cut it! The cost for fully hand-rendered architectural plans has long been out of reach for most people looking to enhance their landscape. Thankfully, that barrier has been removed! There are many different software options available to both individuals as well as professionals which make creating a stunning and accurate 3D concept of your landscape a breeze!  

Being able to truly “live” in the space before starting your project is an absolute game changer! Here are 5 Simple Steps you can take to design your landscape with skill and lasting beauty.  

 

1. Take measurements of your property


This is important for selecting landscape elements that are proportionate to the space intended. In addition to knowing the physical space allowed, make note of any elevation changes and drainage areas. 

 

2. Note the sun and shade patterns.


Plant selection and gathering spaces are very dependent on this step.  

 

3. Select your desired plant and material palette.


Knowing what elements will be used in your project before beginning the design, helps streamline the process and create a general style guideline from which to work.  

 

4. Choose your design program


While there are many great options throughout the spectrum from AutoCad to app-based programs on your cell phone. Sketchup is probably one of the best free options out there. With a library of plants and elements, you’ll be able to download and create a beautiful plan! Youtube is a great place to go for tips on how to use the program if you get stuck.  

 

5. Don’t be afraid to start over


Create some different options for yourself! A few minutes of redesign is much easier to deal with than regret after it’s all been installed.  

 

If those 5 steps still seem like a little much, give us a call! We love designing projects in 3D for our clients. Our team is able to create projects quickly with your budget in front of mind! We’re ready to help you!  

 

Happy designing! We can’t wait to see what you create!

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