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If you are one of those people who are looking to design a landscape in your garden, you need to consider some important points before going ahead. Read the tips below to come up with a plan that will help you put together all factors for a beautiful and an immaculately designed landscape.

Know your yard

Firstly you need to know the complete measurements of the yard and how much portion you’ll be leaving and how much you’ll use. Be mindful of the climate, topography and soil type. These things are extremely important and add to it the microclimate which will categorize the exposure of sun to your landscape.

Microclimate is categorized into four categories: full sun, partial shade, shade and deep shade.

Topography

Consider the topography of your area and plan accordingly. You need to be aware of how water drains in your landscape. The ideal landscape design is such where the water is drained away from your home towards other or unused areas of the yard.

The topography of your site is important to consider as well as you plan; take note of how water drains in your landscape. The best landscape design will promote water movement away from your home towards other areas of your yard.

Who are you designing for?

Who will be using your yard and for what purpose? Will children use the yard? Are pets allowed? It is only for entertaining purpose? Will it be a sitting gathering or a casual get together? You need to be extremely aware of what you are trying to do and what you mean to design.

Themes

What theme have you selected? Or you are doing it randomly? Themes are set patterns that guide you in the selection of plants and ornaments, hardscapes, a stage (if any) and other structures etc. do you like geometric shapes and structures or you are just fond of different colors? Are you looking to give your landscape a natural touch?

These questions can surely help you in the selection of the right theme for your landscape design.

Make plants an important and defining factors

Well, that’s totally up to you and your theme, whether you want to use plants or not. However, plants can be used in a lot of ways in the designing of a great landscape. Are you fond of flowers and want to give more natural colors or want to add fruit plants only. They can be used for fresh look and fragrance as well.

Plants are also used as barriers and can hint perfectly where the landscape ends. They can be used on either side of the passage too.

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