When you are planning the landscape, you are free to choose to do it alone or to hire professional designer to do it. But even if you are hiring professional designer, you should still participate in the planning, so you know what to expect and what the outcome should be. The designer can help you with better arrangement and ideas, but as the owner of the property, it is you to decide what to include and what not.
Here are some considerations when you are planning your own landscape project:
- Know your property well. Not all home owners would know their property well, so they have no idea what to do with it. If you know the property well, you can come up with detailed planning for different areas. For instance, if you know which area has great shady during hot days, you can set it up for sitting area or for hanging out spot. If you know a certain area with soft soil and soft grass bed, you can set it up as the kids’ playground, so they can play safely. If you know a certain area has rough and hard soil, you can find a certain use of it.
- Determine what areas to have and what to do with them. If you have small and limited yard, your choices may be limited. You may come up with sitting area or get-together spot. However, if you have a rather large and wide area, you can design a rose bed, a fish pond, a campfire, and so many more.
- Set up the boundaries. Creating boundaries for different areas isn’t that hard; you only need to play with different elements. For instance, the bed rose and other plants are divided by well-lined pebbles.
- Plan your budgets. It is also important to plan how much you are willing to spend for this landscape project.