Updated On: June 1, 2010
Each landscaping job should be extremely efficient. Having said that, here are some things that you should take into account:
The designer should ask the family that will use the landscape what they want and what they plan to do outdoors. The designer should understand the client's desires and needs, and determine what space, climate, materials, method of fabrication, and budget are available to accommodate these well-defined goals. A questionnaire is helpful. Analyze family activities and routines, and consider outdoor living, relaxing, entertaining, playing, gardening, and household servicing. Small children need open lawn for playing; gardeners need space for growing vegetables and flowers. Make allowances for future changes in the landscape. The original plan for a young family could include open areas in which children and pets can play. As the family reaches its middle years, more extensive and expensive plantings could be put in, and the children's play area could be converted into a lily pond or swimming pool. Site analysis, climate, and budgetary constraints are such critical factors in landscape design. Be sure to refer to explanations above.