Important landscape designing strategies

Important landscape designing strategies

Posted 2015-07-31 by jennyfollow
The worst way to approach a landscape design project is an unintentional designer. Planning is crucial and sticking to this plan is also very important. One of the biggest challenges that people face when landscaping is implementing everything according to the plan. The following are some of the strategies you can use while landscaping to ensure that you achieve the desired design.

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Equipment access

It is difficult to achieve results when working in a clustered environment. During landscaping, there area lot of materials on the ground as well as equipment such as stump grinders and mowers. You need to plan for access for this equipment, including having to pull up some precious plants.

Maintain focal points

You should always start landscaping with the focal points and maintain your focus through or the project. Focal points include decorative pieces such as sculptures, fountains, waterfalls, gazebos and patios. Starting with the focal point makes it easy to stick to the conceptual landscape design.

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Sticking to the scale is also quite crucial especially if you are working on a large landscape. Follow the measurements accurately to ensure that the focal points blend well with the rest of the landscape.

Formal landscapes and symmetry

It is very difficult to create and maintain a formal landscape. These types of landscape require regular trimming and often a professional touch, which can be quite costly to the regular homeowner. If you are planning to take charge of all maintenance, you should choose a design that is easy to work with. Another important thing to consider when it comes to symmetry in design is the ability to grow two sides identically. If you have two evergreen sections on either sides of your yard, you need to provide the right elements of growth to maintain them.


Including curves in the landscape design can make it quite interesting. However many curvy paths take you far out of your way. Other than a series of amoeba-shapes, creating long subtle curves can work great for the landscape.

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Existing features and obstacles

Leaving in a place for so long makes you accept existing features and obstacles. However, these features may not favor the landscape design you have chosen. Rather than working around them, you should consider removing them so that you can implement your plan better. Do not make compromises for features that you have grown used to as part of your home, you may discover that everything looks much better without it.

Putting the right plant in the right sport

When it comes to landscaping, ‘right plant Right spot’ is a gardening mantra than one should adhere to strictly. Landscaping is all about growing the right plants for the right location in order to achieve an overall concept in totality. Therefore, when implementing the design, ensure that you place every plant on the right spot. Once the plants are full grown, they will show their full purpose, whether acting as wind breaks, shading or part of a shape in the bed. Proper spacing is necessary to allow for airflow so this should also be a concern when planting.

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