Planning to landscape your garden for the first time should not be hard at all to you. You don’t need to hire a landscaping company if you can do it yourself. But if it does, well, you can contact a professional.
Take a picture of your property before the main landscaping. As a tip: develop it in a local photo station. Doing this, you can assess the types of plants or flowers you want to buy or if you can plant a tree in your property, or add hardscapes. On the back of your photo, write the scale of your property to keep a measuring guide so your yard elements won’t overshadow other elements.
Consider the basic elements of landscape design:Scale,Color,Form/texture,Line/focal point.
Think of your backyard or front yard like any other art form, such as a canvas.
Measure the scale of your landscape to determine which other elements you will incorporate. What is the scale of your property? Does your house fit well on your yard’s land size?
Bring in those colors that are complementing to the architecture. This is where the form and the texture elements come in. The forms and texture that I emphasize on this matter are the plants, the lawn, your housing architecture, and your fencing. If you are to put forms and textures in your landscape, make it a point to not overdo it. You don’t want to turn your house into a rain forest, right — or not unless you intend to? Your landscape should complement your house and create a focal point to do so.
Consciously observe the line and focal point pertaining to eye level and the flow it goes through governed by the arrangement of your softscape or hardscape. Eye movement is unconsciously influenced by the way plant groupings fit or flow together, both on the horizontal and vertical planes. The focal point is the centre of visual attention, often different from the physical centre of the work. You can make a fountain your focal point or other hardscape forms, which is essentially the trend in gardening industry.