Completely revamping your garden or backyard requires a lot of planning, but if you’re ready to turn your gardening dreams into reality, you first need to know where to start.
Landscape architecture or landscaping is the art of designing, rehabilitating, and conserving natural spaces, consciously respecting the configuration of the environment.
It is about visualizing an image for a space and then creating that space in a multidisciplinary effort.
Here we will give you some tips and ideas so that you can test your landscape skills, however, we recommend that you consult a professional.
Determine Your Needs And Desires
The first step in renovating your outdoor space is determining exactly what you want. Do you want to create a garden at home? A space for your pets? An area for family gatherings? Do you want privacy? Is your space surrounded by walls or other buildings? Ask yourself these questions and create a list according to your needs and desires.
Identify How Much Light Your Garden Receives (And Where)
It is particularly important to take note of the amount of sun your garden receives, the areas of shade, and those that puddle when it rains. This will help you address existing problem areas, choose plants that are appropriate for each climate, and define resting places.
Look For Inspiration!
Even the greatest design geniuses look for inspiration (or find it in the most unexpected corners), so once you’ve familiarized yourself with your garden and the design that best suits your lifestyle, search the internet for inspiration, gardening books, parks, or botanical gardens.
The use of natural materials will make your garden a more harmonious place. However, if you want to venture a little further, you’ll need to combine the textures, sizes, and colors of your hard surfaces (hallways, walls, fountains) with soft ones (trees, shrubs, grass) to create a cohesive landscape.
Find A Focal Point
Emphasize the importance of finding a good balance between repetition – which will give a cohesive feeling – but to avoid being monotonous, find a focal point. The good news is that it is a very simple principle to implement since you can achieve it with some sculpture, an impressive plant, or a vibrant pot.