Should You Design and Landscape Your Backyard?

Whether you want a complete makeover of your landscape design for your outdoor spaces or just consider a few changes, there are a few things you should consider before you start planting.

It’s easy to be tempted by beautiful plants at the garden center, only to realize they’re not right for your landscape once you get them home. These tips will assist you in developing a strategy and getting started on the path to creating a beautiful, cohesive landscape that becomes your home’s focal point.

When Should I Consider Landscaping and Design?

Landscape design necessitates extensive planning. Before embarking on a new backyard design project that will require time, money, and elbow grease, there are numerous factors to consider.

Landscaping Beds Don’t Get Any Sun

Where natural sunlight falls on your entire property at different times of the day has a large impact on the types of native plants, tall plants, or large trees you can grow in the bed lines. You can better determine which flowers, existing trees, and shrubs will thrive in full sun or partial sun by working with your landscaper to give it a more natural feel.

Poor Soil Conditions

Plants that require full sun and well-drained soil can become stunted, fail to flower and die in shady, moist landscapes. Plants that require partial shade and prefer moisture will require constant watering and will burn if placed in a sunny, dry location.

Plant Selection

Determine whether large plants need to be removed from your new landscape or if they can be relocated to another area of your front yard before removing them. Look for resource-efficient or smaller plants or ornamental grasses that require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides when purchasing new plants.

Your Budget

When planning a landscape, one of the first things to consider is your budget. Nothing is more frustrating than getting close to the end of a project only to realize you don’t have enough money to complete your dream outdoor living space.

Think About the Future

Consider how the passage of time will affect your landscape plants in particular. When choosing potted plants, consider the plant’s growth, maintenance needs, and eventual mature size. Make sure your plants have enough outdoor space or play space to grow to their full size.

Plant Maintenance

Think about how water behaves in your yard once you’ve determined which plants to use. If there are areas where water collects, group plants that require a lot of water in the ground plane. Keep in mind that your yard’s specific conditions, such as the amount and duration of sun and shade exposure, are likely to create a microclimate.

Choose a Reliable Landscape Design Team to Handle Your Outdoor Makeover

Starting a landscaping project can be intimidating at times. Don’t worry, knowing what you want and what you have to work with is all that is required.

You can trust our team of landscape architects and landscape design specialists at West Hills Masonry to help you achieve the home landscaping you’ve always wanted. Our highly trained and knowledgeable team of specialists goes above and beyond to ensure that your design inspiration is realized and that your home looks better than ever.

To speak with one of our landscape designers, contact us at 714-519-5009 at West Hills Masonry today!