Make a great first impression with your outdoor areas. HGTVRemodels’ Landscaping Planning Guide walks you through the basics, including how to assess your needs, set goals, find inspiration and design ideas, and choose the right products.
Whether it’s the front yard or a backyard patio, a beautiful outdoor area increases your property value and personal enjoyment. Learn the steps to a successful landscaping project. Define Your Priorities
A well-maintained lawn gives your home a welcoming feel and added value. When thinking about landscaping, consider important factors like your home’s architectural style and zoning laws.
Start by evaluating the current site, noting features that you’d like to add and what activities you envision taking place in the space.
Create rough sketches, deciding where to put what and the proportion of one space to another. Evolve these drafts into a detailed plan that you’ll use as a road map for your design.
Now that you have a well-thought-out plan for your outdoor space, shop for materials that will complete your design and enhance the look, from the plants to the cobblestone to the lighting fixtures.
One of the biggest decisions for a landscaping project is whether to hire a landscape architect, landscape designer or landscape contractor. Know which professional will work best for your project.