Planning For Your New Landscaping Projects

Atlanta LandscapingIf you’ve never tackled a major landscape design project before, you might be overwhelmed by all the choices you can make. But the same principles that guide decorating a room inside of your home should guide the plans for your designs outside, too. Here are some landscape design tips to keep in mind.

Make a list of wants and needs –

Do your kids need a play space? Do you want to grow vegetables? Would your family gather on a patio? Do some very rough sketches of the yard with thoughts of where you want to place things, it’s a great mental organizing idea to make sure you have the elements that are most important to you. This is not a master plan, just ideas.

Consider sun and wind patterns – 

You might want to place a patio on the west side of the house, but it will get lots of afternoon sun, which means dinnertime in August won’t be relaxing – just hot. And wind whistling around a corner will quickly extinguish a fire pit.

Work around a focal point –

Any good landscape design has a focal point or series of focal points, and it’s an easy principle to put in place in landscape planning. That may be an outdoor fireplace, sculpture, a stunning plant or water feature. The point is to draw your eye and move it through the landscape.

With all these ideas in place, your next step is to contact the professional landscape design team at Hutcheson Horticultural who can develop a master plan based on your initial concepts and develop solutions to potential problems that may be encountered.

You can reach our office in Woodstock by phone at 770-924-1001 or use the “Schedule a Consultation” feature on our website.