Factors To Consider When Designing Your Landscape in Dania Beach
With travel within the United States getting back to normal now, consider this: How would you undertake a journey from Coral Springs to Dania Beach? What about a trip to Tallahassee in Florida? This is a journey that would take you approximately 6 to 7 hours. Different people would do this differently. Some would take weeks planning it out. Someone else (maybe you) would just wake up and hit the road. With these two people, the cons and pros involved vary. Prior planning always tends to more helpful, though it may not seem like it for the impromptu Sanguine.
The same applies to your landscaping design work. Do you want to wake up one day and just start doing the first thing that comes to mind? Or do you want to take the time to think everything through before you begin? It is important to plan, and the 3 ‘what’ questions below will help you see three important things you should consider. These are: your budget, the purpose of the yard, and the climate of the area where you live.
What is your budget?
Everyone has a budget; for some, it will run into thousands of dollars, for others it will be hundreds. Depending on what you have, the goal of this question is to help pick out the most important things. You can consider doing an inventory of your garden to see what you can reuse. This can help reduce costs significantly, but do it with your own satisfaction in mind too.
One of the first things to consider when planning a landscape is your budget. There is nothing worse than getting close to the end of a project only to realize you don’t have money to finish. Make a list of all the changes you want to make, the plants you would like to include, and the features you hope to insert into your garden. Either on your own or with the help of a professional landscaping company, determine roughly how much each of these projects will cost.
When factoring your budget, remember to account for labor, tools, soil, compost, mulch, water, seeds, and plants, as well as special features such as stones, fountains, and more. If you go over budget on paper, you are likely to go over budget in real life. Scale back or look for ways to phase things in before getting started. Read more from High Prairie Landscape Group…
What is the climate of the area?
When designing a landscape, especially where you’ll include plants, the climate of the area is super important. For example, you might need to choose between native and non-native plants. Native plants tend to assimilate well into their local environment. With non-natives, they may do well in a new area, but you may end up using more resources, like water, than you anticipated.
What plants will be happiest in your garden? Native plants are an obvious choice. Also plants that you notice are happy in your neighbors’ gardens. Remember that your own garden has microclimates of sun and shade, and site plants accordingly. Read more at Gardenista
What is the yard going to be used for?
Different owners use their yards in different ways. For some, it’s just for beautification. For others, it is a party zone where they’ll be hosting weekend barbecues. All these yards will be designed differently, not to mention the fact that different people could use the same yard differently.
Your landscape design should be driven in part by who will use the area in questions. Children and pets need something different than adults who just plan to meander and talk.
If you’re designing for children, you’ll have to make sure you don’t include any poisonous plants. And you’ll want to stay away from any decorations that could be dangerous to young children.
If the space is just for people walking between buildings, you don’t have to be as particular. Read more from Bay Area Landscapes…
Hiring a professional landscape designer for your yard could save you so much trouble and help you get the yard of your dreams. At EPS Landscaping and Tree Services, our experienced professionals are always ready to help you out. Call us today for landscaping design services.