For a lot of people out there, getting the idea to do a landscaping project is easy. Everyone has the urge every once in a while to create something beautiful, but though the idea to create may be present, the idea of WHAT to create is often more work to come up with.
It takes a good deal of effort and money to make a landscaping vision come to life, so it’s natural to be picky about what you want. Spend as much time as you need to idealize everything in your head. Keep it within reason, but have a good and precise idea of what you want. You should be able to fix anything that you may not like later, but it often just costs you more money.
To think of where to start on your vision, start with something simple that likely won’t get in the way of other things you want to do. Each design idea is different, so it’s hard to pinpoint an exact procedure to follow. However, there is always the use of common sense. That and architectural knowledge will go a long way in discovering what your first project in your landscape should be.
Most people tend to take the common sense idea and start with an entrance way. You can build a pathway up and a driveway at the side. Just be sure you have your measurements, and you put everything exactly where you want it to be. This is a more simple way to start things off without overcrowding your space or getting confused. It can also provide a good outline for everything else.
After you get a pathway laid down, you can go from there about where you would like to place everything else. Say that you are creating a gardening area, the pathway acts as a framework for it. It pretty much maps out where the rest of your garden will go. If you were to start with plants first, things could get a little confusing, but starting with a pathway, or even a fence, is a good way to get a good view of all of the space you will be working with.