Having a beautiful backyard is one of the best amenities you can have. You can catch up with your family during an afternoon tea or have a BBQ party with your neighbors. The possibilities are truly endless.
With some proper planning during the landscape building and design process, a project like this is very doable. Plus, you will enjoy the process of landscaping and building your garden/backyard as much as the result.
Getting the Landscape Building Right
There is a methodological approach that you can take to get the perfect backyard for you. Here is how you should start.
1. Plan and figure out your needs and want
It is better to spend a bit extra to plan things like the layout and what extra features you might want ahead of time. This will make the building process go smoothly.
2. Get the hardscape done first
After you have planned out what you want the area to look like, get on with the hardscaping. Things like porches, sidewalks, decks will require heavy work that may damage some soil. It’s better to sort these out beforehand.
3. Soil Planning
Now it’s time to plant. Make sure to amend the soil you will be using. You can do this by adding organic matters such as pine bark or even mushroom compost.
4. Get a Focal Point
This is part of the design process. However, you can plan a focal point for your landscape or garden at this point. The focal point should be the part of the landscape everything else is built around.
5. Plants and textures
Now it is time to plant some trees. You can be very creative and playful with these. Look into different textures and shapes and different types of plants that fit your bill.
Designing the Perfect Backyard or Landscape
Some of the steps during the design process can be done alongside the building process too. To make sure your dream garden or backyard comes out exactly how you envisioned it, make sure to have a thorough design and layout in mind. A typical process would include:
1. Site Analysis and Design Ideas
Analyze the site to get a better view of what will look good. You can get professionals to assist at this stage as well.
2. Drawn up Concepts
This will include the color palette, the plants, hardscapes, and all other layouts.
3. Additional Designs
Be proactive about the design. Don’t forget the drainage and lighting plans.
4. Computer Render
Rendering out the concept designs digitally gives you a better understanding of how it will look. In case you don’t like the outcome, there is always room to modify and enhance the designs.
Building the perfect landscape or backyard is a matter of planning and, most importantly, adding a piece of your personality. To truly feel like home and a place