Landscape design can be overwhelming if you don’t follow these basic tips.

The perfect landscape for your home should reflect your design aesthetic, only require as much maintenance as you are willing to perform, and beautifully complement your home. When you are planning and designing your home landscape, it’s important to keep the following design considerations in mind.

Know Your Landscape

Before you can plan out what will look great in your yard, you need to be very familiar with your yard. What is the climate like where you live? What is the topography of your site? What soil type do you have? Most residential yards actually have numerous microclimates in different areas due to the length and amount of sun they receive. Divide your yard up before you decide what you will be putting where.

How Do You Use Your Yard?

This sounds a bit silly, but think about what you actually use your yard for. Do you usually use your yard for entertaining friends and family? Do you use your yard as a playground for your kids? It’s important to create your landscape so that it fits all of the people who will be using it. Don’t round out your landscape with many picky plantings if the primary people using your yard are seven years old. If you do a lot of entertaining in your yard, work with Rhine Landscaping to determine what hardscaping pieces would be perfect for your yard.

Transition Between Spaces

Even skilled landscape designers can struggle to create transitions from space to space in a yard. Think about each area of your yard like a room. Just like on the inside of your home, where you use hallways and transition areas to visually go from place to place, your landscape should also have transition areas. Also, consider hardscaping features like walkways or patios that encourage movement through your beautiful yard.

Pay Attention to Detail

Expert landscape plans will have an exquisite attention to detail. Plants, hardscaping elements, and additional décor should all be properly installed and maintained. When all of the small visual details are accounted for, you will have a much more impressive landscape.

Professional Landscape Design for Your Home

Rhine Landscaping has the tools to make your yard beautiful throughout the year, so trust us with all of your landscaping and poolscaping needs. We have the expertise and knowledge to complete any and all of the landscaping projects on your list. For more information about our services, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 442-2445. For more tips on how to keep your yard and pool looking great year round, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.