Landscape Design for Beginners
Assess the project site realistically and design/dream from there.
Research landscaping trends from design websites and specialty project sites, like Pinterest.
Create an attainable master plan to encompass your goals, timeline, and budget.
Create an action plan to dig, renovate, plant, or paint, and stick to it.
Create a budget to match your action plan, and stick to it.
Complete the project in phases to stick with reasonable goals and budgetary guidelines.
Be willing to spend money where it is needed—cheaper materials and plants can be a waste of cash.
Conversely, take the time to comparison shop and bargain hunt—save money by buying discount materials, off-brand fertilizer, and inexpensive annuals.
Leave room to breathe—filling every inch of open space is not only displeasing to the eye, but it’s a recipe for disaster as plants and flowers overgrow throughout the season.