Your backyard is a sanctuary. You can do whatever you want to set it up. Whether you want a pool, garden, or just a nice spot to grill, it’s important to know a few basics of landscape design. This video will explain how to set up your yard like a professional landscaper.
The first thing to consider is the existing layout of your yard. Are there hills? Where are the trees and shrubs located? Where would you want them located? Are there areas of the yard that get more sun than others? What about privacy issues?
Consider these questions and then put together a list of goals that fit your lifestyle needs. Perhaps you want a deck or patio for dinner parties. Maybe you’d like a pool. Or maybe you want a lot of open yard for children to run around and play in. The choice is up to you, but it helps to write it down first.
Next, consider your budget. Think about how much you are willing to spend, and look at products online to get a rough estimate. If you’re going to hire a landscaping service, ask around and get multiple quotes to make sure that you don’t go overboard. For more information, check out the video above.