What to think about when planning a new landscape solution?
There a lot of things to think about when creating an outdoor space for your home. A great outdoor landscape should work as an extension of your indoor living area providing another area of your home to enjoy.
Whether you are looking to create an outdoor area for entertaining, a space for your kids to play, or a hub for all the family to enjoy all year round it is important to consider the 4 pillars of landscaping; Function, Location, Style and Maintenance. TruNorth is an experienced landscape company who can help you design, choose materials and plants, and construct a beautiful landscape solution that will provide great times for years to come. For us it is understanding your needs and combining the desired function with a practical solution that will provide the best solution.
Depending on what you want to use your outdoor area for will determine what you will look for when creating a landscape solution for your home. You should start by thinking about what you want to use your outdoor space for;
An area for the kids to play?
A vegetable garden?
Entertaining and barbecue areas?
Patios and undercover spaces?
Making a list of your needs and wants and who will be using the outdoor space will allow you to plan the different areas of your landscape solution.
Choosing a location
So now you know what you want, it is now time to start planning your outdoor space into functional areas. Have a look around and see what you already have to determine if this could be enhanced to work for a specific area. It is also important to consider the climatic areas of your outdoor space.
– Where do you get the most sun?
– Are there any overly windy areas?
– Where does the sun rise and set?
– Is there good drainage?
The answer to these questions will help you decide on the areas of the yard you will design for specific functions. For example landscaping a vegetable garden in an area of the yard that gets the most sun or an outdoor patio area where it is protected from the elements. The idea is to create spaces that will provide the best experiences for years to come.
Style and aesthetics
A great landscape solution should provide the right function for your needs, but it should be an extension of your indoor spaces. A landscaper through the selection of plants, pavers and timbers can create a style that seamlessly integrates with your properties architecture and style.
It is also a good idea to look out through internal windows such as the view from a kitchen, family room or bedroom to see the areas of the yard which will be the most seen and should have the greatest impact. Have a look at landscape inspirational photos to understand what style will compliment your home.
The time to maintain a landscape solution is an important consideration when landscaping your yard. You want your finished landscape to look its best for years to come. If you enjoy spending time in the garden then perhaps this may not be an issue for you. However, if you are time poor then the types of plants and materials may be a factor in your decision about your finished landscape solution.
The types of plants you choose, timber or stone and grassed areas can dramatically increase or decrease the time you will need to spend to maintain your finished landscape.
Finding your TruNorth
TruNorth is an experienced landscape company who can help you design, choose materials and plants, and construct a beautiful landscape solution that will provide great times for years to come. For us it is understanding your needs and combining the desired function with a practical solution that will provide the best solution.
No matter how big or how small your landscaping needs, our specialist Central Coast landscapers can create a solution for home gardens, rural acreages and balcony garden. TruNorth Landscapes provide the complete end-to-end solution for your landscaping requirements. Call us for a free consultation on 0414 630 315.