An empty backyard offers you many options, from a building or patio to having a swimming pool or even a beautiful garden. Having a garden of your own can improve your living by providing better air quality and providing shade when you relax outside. Nevertheless, it will always be visually relaxing to see flowers, greens, and woods in your backyard. As a beginner, it is hard to begin gardening. These are the essentials that will help you plan your landscape design like a professional.
Learn about eastern and western design
Did you know that the eastern and western landscape traditions are different based on the line? The western traditions consist of straight lines, symmetry, and rectangles, while the eastern traditions have more irregular shapes and a variety of elements such as rocks, water, gravel, etc.
Find your purpose
Figure out what you expect from your garden. Do you want to create a landscape that is full of flowers or a vegetable garden where you can grow organic food? When you know your purpose, find out if your landscape plan satisfies your purpose. If not, make changes in your design and check again.
Define the boundaries of your garden
It is important to know the boundaries of your garden. It will help you plan and distribute the landscape better. If you do not have boundaries, it will become difficult for you to find your focus. You will automatically have more order in your landscape with a boundary instead of an open space.
Learn about the idiosyncrasies of your property
What may suit your neighbors garden may not suit your garden at all. A lot of factors define the idiosyncrasies of a land. Shade, sunlight, windy spots, mature shrubs, trees, soil conditions, etc., are all factors that will determine what you can grow in your garden. Learn about the microclimates and topography of your landscape.
Make right pathways
Create the right dimensions for the path between your garden so you can walk freely. It is better that you have enough space to have two people walk side by side. It will also help you reach the corners of your garden to water and take care of your plants.
Leave space for a patio
When you have a beautiful garden in your backyard, why not have a patio next to it where you can dine with an amazing view. You can sit outside to relax with a chilled drink whenever you want some time alone. If you have a patio, you can enjoy the experience without getting muddy in the garden. If you do not have much space for a patio, you can remodel one wall of your house to make it a dual-purpose place for dining and sitting outside.