Your landscape is like a blank canvas, a parcel of land belonging to you which you can turn into anything you want. If your backyard or property looks a little underdeveloped or worn out, you might be dreaming up your landscaping wishlist. There is an easy way to go about it that is both methodical and creative. Here’s how to get started on making your dream landscape come to life!
It is a good idea to keep your creativity large. Do not limit your imagination concerning what you might like for your residential landscape. You might not be able to budget out everything at once, but you can plan to implement the design in stages over a long period. Thinking about the big picture and all the possible features you might include will optimize your landscape’s potential.
The best way to get ideas to fill out our landscaping wishlist is to research. Search online and visit finished backyards and public gardens for ideas and note what strikes you. There could be certain elements, like a white gazebo or a certain garden plant, that become must-haves for your landscape design.
Consider Key Elements
All residential landscapes have several key elements that make them functional and beautiful. Usually, you will have some form of softscaping and hardscaping. Your softscaping is the organic elements, and the hardscaping is the non-organic elements. Softscaping encompasses all the flowers, shrubs, grasses, and trees you might implement, while hardscaping adds structure and a sitting area through patios and decks, garden bed borders, garden paths, retaining walls, and drainage systems. All gardens will typically have a sitting area, decent traffic flow throughout the area, and evergreens to keep color year-round.
Find a Local Landscape Designer
Once you have an idea of what elements you’d like in your landscaping wishlist, it is time to enlist the help of a professional landscape designer. It is best if the designer is local so he or she can visit the property and map it out accordingly. A professional landscape designer will be able to incorporate all of your ideas in a skilled and balanced way. If you are ready to take this next step, see how Michael Bryan Landscapes can help you in Maryland!
Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes
When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at email@example.com. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!