In the past, designing your outdoor landscape left a lot to imagination. While you could make lists of your plants or draw a sketch of what you hoped it would look like, nothing was certain until the plants were in the ground. In today’s modern world, we have options. And those options include many new ways of landscaping, including everything from your initial ideas to a final computer sketch of your property. So dig in, but first, take advantage of the modern help our world has to offer.
To start, you must decide what amount of space you want to rework. Once you have certain flower beds in mind, you can begin to get your supply of garden soil. One question many homeowners have is: how many yards of garden soil and mulch to purchase?
Thankfully, some websites now have the ability to figure out exactly how many yards you need to purchase based on a few measurements you input yourself. The measurements needed are typically along the lines of length and width of your garden bed, as well as your desired depth of mulch and soil.
Plan Your Plants
The online world offers homeowners and aspiring gardeners countless tools and resources for planning your plant space this season. There are several sites popping up that allow you to design the look of your garden, sheerly upon colors and plant shapes.
A more necessary tool, however, is having the ability to know how big each plant will grow, when they produce, and how much space they need. There are now several sites offering the ability to plan your garden based on your sunlight availability and zone temperature, as well as space and timing requirements to enable a successful harvest.
If picking out your own plants and arranging your plot seems like a huge hassle, you still have other options! It is possible to order pre-planned garden plots, based on square footage models, that will allow each plant the adequate space needed to grow well. All you have to do is order your plot set and get digging!
These days you don’t have to leave your final product up to imagination. There are many websites and downloadable programs that offer the means to design your landscape and get a visual before digging up your yard. One such program, SketchUp, offers free downloadable options for the homeowner dabbling in 3D design.
Many architects have had the ability to create models for their clients on computer software for years but only recently have these options become more readily available to the public. This is crucial when landscaping your own home as you have the ability to visualize all of your ideas before renting a bobcat.