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Landscaping Ideas for New Homeowners

Landscaping 101: 7 Basic Tips for Beginners

When it comes time to decide how you want to design your exterior space, there are a few basic principles that you need to bear in mind. At the heart of these is the fundamental concept that form will always follow function. The shape and style of your outdoor space will dictate how you plan on using it. Consider these easy-to-follow tips that will help you with your landscaping project.

What Do You Want And Need?

If you are looking for an area to play, read, or a combination of them both? Or, maybe you want a place to grow vegetables and herbs for cooking. If you are all over the place with regards to what you want, draw up a list of your needs and draw a rough sketch of what you want the garden to look like, this is a good starting point.

Assessing Your Yard

The time has come to assess your garden, how the sun hits it, how the wind hits it? Create seating areas that are not in direct sunlight and are out of the path of the wind. Locate the areas that receive the most direct sunlight so you can plant trees, shrubs, and the likes. You also need to consider how you will water your garden, and if you want an irrigation system installed?

Living In It

Before you start digging, first try living in the space. Until you sit in your garden for an extended period of time, you may not know how or if your ideas will fit in the space. Try moving your chair around and find a different place to sit every day. Take note of all the possible focal points and how these will interact with your home and the views from the windows.

If you would like to learn about the landscaping services that ER Landscaping of LI Inc can offer you, and if you live in or around the Locust Valley, NY region, please feel free to call us at (516) 210-5882 anytime.