Landscape Design can be a fun process and with the right guidance will ensure a beautiful and functional property.
Creating a landscape drawing shows the conceptual ideas from the landscape planning process and makes it easy to visualize the space for the construction process.
Knowing the essential items to include and what to avoid can be a difficult task. Our strategy is to Plan, Design and Construct usable spaces. This means finding a proportionate match between nature and culture or more simply put, items used and how we use them.
A space should firstly be filled with function to accommodate movement and daily tasks. The aesthetics including material choice, colour and shape can then be added to provide the feel of the area.
A cost vs. benefit should also be considered for each space.
Ask yourself, will this area draw people out to use it for the amount of my budget I am allocating to this item.
There are many types of features that can be included or substituted to ensure a perfect design for your lifestyle.
Designed to Grow
Trees, plants, family, friends and your landscape will change over time. A good design will take this into account, but a truly great design will go further to include the small things to help with these changes.
Our Landscape Design formula includes future growth by considering alternate use spaces with minimal transformation such as future zones of irrigation, outdoor lighting or kids sand pit to teenagers fire pit.
The more lifestyle use that can be obtained with winimal cost will produce a more valuable and useful space.
Consider the value others may find in these multi use areas should you decide to move to a new property.
Enjoyment and a great return on investment is a winning combination for any property.
Landscape Design Principles
After gathering our main Landscaping ideas 4 architectural principles help us combine the elements in a meaningful way.
Form of plants and objects need to be united with small accents that spark interest. The shape, height and shadows that are created can be used to soften the feel.
Line choices must be considered and can change the cultural feel of the project. One person may like clean straight lines and another gently flowing lines. Both people if asked will give you reasons why they think one is better.
From a construction perspective there is no real benefit to either preference, but it can be extremely important to individual perception of beauty and satisfaction in the final product.
Texture of material and plantings are a lot like lines and is personal and subjective. It is the third dimension that compliments or adds contrast between items. A common theme should be developed throughout the living space with subtle unique changes.
Colour is the most prominent way to change a landscape design. It should blend with your house and continue the interior design theme.
Try to keep consistency with hardscape materials such as pavers and composite decking. Have fun while making a statement with colourful trees and plantings.
An exceptional Landscape Design needs to be accurate to reflect the end product and costs associated with construction. Remember landscaping cost is based directly on the materials used and the effort required to install them.