Winter is formally here and yet another year has passed. In the start of the growing season a lot of us make new years resolutions with the intent of reaching a goal or finishing a task. For that homeowner this resolution might be as easy as upgrading features within their yard or facing the task of creating their landscape from scratch. Now is the time to start the design process as spring will be quickly upon us.
A correctly planned design might help accelerate and simplify your landscape project when the time arrives. To start the process you have to possess or produce a sketch of the region being completed. For projects that incorporate large areas of the yard, it is beneficial to use an overall site plan of your property. Having a scaled drawing of the site you are working with will enhance the project. Don’t forget to mark the directions on the site map. Marking a north arrow on your site map will help to identify planting zones later.
Once you have an accurate sketch, the fun can begin. The first step in creating the design is knowing what you want and understanding what is realistic for your area. There are many wonderful plants that can be grown in any climate. Utilize local bookstores, nurseries and libraries to help with this search. Begin drawing on your plan once you have selected a style or theme to incorporate into your yard.
Whatever you decide, enjoy the process of creating and designing what you are creating in your yard and the various plants that will make your landscape ideal.