- Posted by plantpro
- On February 15, 2017
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Whether it is a backyard or a front yard, or both, your yard is a blank canvas that allows you to create your vision for a piece of paradise. With so many possibilities, it is a good idea to start with the basics and build the landscape from the bottom up.
A great place to start residential landscape design is to consider the way you want to use the landscape. Will you be entertaining frequently? Do you want a place to play croquet and bocce? Do you want plenty of grass for kids or grandkids to play in? Identifying the way you want to use the landscape can help you budget space to get the maximum enjoyment of the layout.
Once you identify the way you want to use the property and the features you would like to have, landscape designers in Miami can help you maximize their positioning and sizing within the landscape.
Using your end goal as a guideline, landscape designers will help you choose the ideal sizing and best positioning for everything from swimming pools and rose gardens to outdoor fireplaces and pergolas.
Residential Landscape Design Steps
When designing an outdoor landscape, landscape designers in Miami generally recommend taking the following steps.
1. Identify the desired fixed features, such as outdoor fireplaces, pools, pathways, etc.
2. Determine sizing and positioning of each feature. It’s important to create balance with these fixed features as they will serve as the foundation for the overall design. The more balanced the sizing and positioning of these within the landscape, the more comfortable you will feel while using them. Moreover, proper positioning and sizing can make it easier to maintain the landscape.
3. Choose materials and colors for fixed features that match the exterior of the home. This helps incorporate the design and makes it feel like a natural extension of the structure.
4. Identify and select plants that blend and accent the desired features and vision. When it comes to choosing foliage, options that are selected should fit within the design code and any local landscaping requirements.
We invite you to contact Plant Professionals at 305-259-0503 for more information about landscape design. We will be happy to help you design the perfect landscape for your Florida home.