Creating the foundation of a workable garden design is critical to a successful home landscape. Garden design should incorporate all the green space at your home in a marriage with seating areas, pool areas, outdoor entertaining, and the utility areas outside your home. The process to create a “ master” garden plan for your home can be lengthy, time-consuming and costly in the long run. Working without a long range plan for your garden will only lead to overspending and unnecessarily doing things more than once. The key to planning any project is making sure to consider all future ideas that you will want to include or leave space open for future additions.
Where to Start?
There are many important questions to ask when beginning the garden design process: What do I want out of my landscape and how do I find a good garden designer? Where do I begin to look? Who do I call? How do I find a professional company? Today, most everyone will either start with a simple search on their smartphone, talk to their neighbors, or look to the larger service providers online. Once you find a list of designers for your garden, the next step is research.
13 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL GARDEN DESIGN
Create a list of everything you want in the garden
Establish a budget
Create a project timeline
Make a list of garden designers or landscape architects
Call and set up interviews with each designer
Prepare a list of questions for each interview
Collect designer references
Review all references of each designer
Make your final designer selection
Set up a site design meeting
Review preliminary garden design plans
Note all landscape changes to design
Review completed plan
Using the above list of the 13 steps to a successful garden design will provide you with a working landscape plan. Once you have the plan, you will be able to begin the process of interviewing landscape contractors, paver contractors, pool contractors, and shop online for garden accessories. The reward for these efforts will be years of enjoyment, relaxing in the garden of your dreams.