How to make a landscape plan? The 4 key steps.

Published on 7 February 2022 at 20:13

Do you want to transform your unstyled land into a real garden paradise? The solution lies in a stroke of the pen! And yes, to adopt the right landscaping for your garden, you need to start creating a plan.

Don't worry, you don't need to be an artist to scribble down the ideas you have in mind. The point is to see on paper if your ideas are feasible and harmonious. How to do it? Just follow the guide...

How to make a landscape plan? The 4 key steps.


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1 - Create the layout plan

You must make a first drawing of your land, on it place all the constructions and fixed elements: swimming pool, hut, house, terrace. This way, you will be able to see flat what remains of the garden to be developed.



2 - Create the spaces and circulation areas

This second step of the landscaping plan is important, you have to think practically. What are the mandatory circulation zones, the paths to be created to get from point A to point B? Also place the low walls that you would like to build because the land requires it, like a sloping garden, or if you want to give more depth to a too flat land. The important thing here is to test, to realize several possibilities, with a different tracing paper. This will allow you to choose the best solution or maybe even to mix several.


3- Start doodling your plants

You must first draw the most important trees in size. Be careful, don't stop at the size when you buy the tree or shrub, always refer to the adult size of the chosen species. This way you won't have any unpleasant surprises during the growth, and you will also see on your plan the finished aspect of your landscaped garden. The trick here to avoid problems is to always respect a distance to your building wall of at least 1.5 x the adult size of the tree. Also, leave enough room between the tree and your property line to prune your trees without disturbing your neighbors.


4- Switch to perennials

Finally, the last step in your landscaping plan is to install your perennials. Leave room for the planting of annuals as well. For these choices, think about the different blooms over the months. Color your plan to be sure to have a beautiful visual harmony. Of course, choose plants in accordance with the nature of your soil and the exposure of your land. By choosing local plants you can't go wrong.


Now that your landscaping plan is complete, you can purchase the plants and materials needed to complete the work.


This is a useful exercise, no matter what your garden is like:

    a small city garden

    a small shady garden

    or a simple courtyard garden


Taking the time to think before you act will allow you to obtain better results.

Be careful, only do what you know how to do. For the rest, go through the professional experience to avoid wasting this beautiful garden in the making!

This is a great way to make the most of a space and create an interesting space.

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