It is a new year and with Spring quickly approaching it’s time to think about revamping your outdoor space. The best way to get started is by creating a plan! To make things a little less daunting, we compiled a list of tips that all homeowners can utilize. Whether you are someone who frequently changes your outdoor space or are new to the idea, these tips can help you along your design journey. It is important to remember that your landscaping design project doesn’t have to be done alone! Hiring a team such as Thomas Baskind Landscape Design to be there for all of your outdoor needs can offer great support along the way. Whether you choose to hire a team or work on your own, this list offers you steps for deciding how to make the most out of your outdoor space.
1.Make a List of All Your Needs and Wants
Sometimes we can get in a bit over our head when it comes to tackling a big landscaping project. Start by deciding what is absolutely necessary for you to accomplish first and then once you list all of these tasks, add in other changes you would like to make if you have the time/money.
2.Design Your Space For What it is Used For Most
Do you need space for your kids to play, room for your garden, social space for gatherings with family and friends, an outdoor kitchen etc.? Not all of us have the room for everything we want, so make sure you decide what is most important/ practical for you and your family.
Before making huge changes, start small and see how you feel. Big changes can be expensive and hard to reverse. Small changes can involve rearranging your patio furniture, adding pillows, plants etc. Small changes can also make a big difference in your space without breaking the bank.
4.Focus on Location
Location is extremely important when it comes to your backyard. Think ahead about factors you can’t control like direct sunlight and shadows when arranging your outdoor space. This will affect activities such as gardening, sitting outside etc.
5.Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things
Landscaping is a great way to show off your creative side and leave your comfort zone. When trying new things in your space, start off with changes that can easily be reversed if they don’t work for you. Live in your space and then decide if you like it before making big further changes.
Building the perfect space can be difficult on your own. Thankfully expert assistance is available anytime of the year. Hiring a team like Tom Baskind Landscape Design means having help throughout the whole process, from consultation to installation.