We get it, landscaping can be intimidating when you are a beginner. Whether you have just moved into a new home or your old garden needs a redesign, starting your first landscaping project may seem overwhelming. Where should you start? And how do you plan every detail to give your outdoor space a modern or traditional design?
Here are a few tips you should know when starting your first landscaping project:
Understand your property
First things first, before you even start imagining how your garden will look like at the end of your landscaping project, you need to understand that each outdoor space has its own particularities.
Start by determining what type of soil your garden has to know what type of plants you can plant there. Also, another important detail to know before choosing which plants to use is the climate of your area. Next, you need to know how much free space you can work with and if there are any obstacles such as an old tree or plants that may interfere with your design project.
Ask for professional help
Like it or not, sometimes we need to admit that we are just not made to do everything on our own. If you feel like you can need some help with your landscaping project, maybe it is better to ask a landskapsarkitekt to do it. Although you may be thinking that you are saving money by doing it yourself, you may be actually spending more because you may be wasting resources, not liking the results and starting it all over, or damage the outdoor space. So, sometimes it is simply better to ask for landskapsarkitekttjenester for designing your garden.
Use borrowed views
Here’s a pro tip that may play a major role in the final results of your landscaping project. Does your neighbor have a large spectacular tree that is also visible from your garden? If yes, that is a view you can borrow and include in your landskapsarkitektur project.
Why hide a spectacular view with a large stone or cement fence when it can become the focal point of your design?
Make your garden feel like an experience
It should go without saying that your garden can be more than just an outdoor space. It can become a full experience that stimulates all your senses from smell to hearing or seeing.
Imagine yourself coming back from a busy day at work and wanting to reconnect with nature. What would you like to do in your garden? Swim in the pool, get relaxed by watching a water feature or enjoying stargazing next to a campfire?
So, if you want to make the most of your outdoor space, you can include decorations or furniture to make it feel like a full experience. You can, for example, add a water feature or a fire pit and make it the focal point of your design project. Or, if you like dining out in nature, you can add a table and chairs where you can have dinner with your loved ones under the night sky.
You can make the most out of your outdoor space as long as you make sure you learn its particularities and plan its design to create an experience rather than just a simple garden.