The fact that landscape design is a booming industry at the present moment does not state that you cannot take part of it in your home. In fact, there are a lot of landscape design DIY projects you can engage in and give your home or work area a new meaning.

But how to know if your project is going to fit in the traditional view of landscape design? We are listing a checklist of all the most important aspects for your overall planning and development.

1. Plan For Equipment Access

One of the first and foremost rules you need to consider when working under the premise of landscape design – is the importance of anticipating future access. Whether it is mowers or stump grinders, future building projects such as a porch or patio, you will face an additional project or repair that requires some machinery to get into your backyard. Therefore, access is important.

2. Start With The Focal Points

A focal point is what makes your project look unique – and although we are used to looking at a specimen tree or statue as a focal point, this is not a strict rule to follow. Speaking of rules, the best one we can give is the ability to find something that is slightly to very different from the rest of the area – whether in form, texture or color.

3. Keep The Curves In Check

Including curves to your garden project will improve its sense of style, uniqueness and look – as long as it is not overdone. The best way to go with is with long and subtle curves that do not take you far out of the way of your destination.

4. Add Movement To Your Project

Landscape design is a form of art – but not quite similar to paintings. They are fine for hanging on a wall, but a garden needs some movement to add life and interest – which is why you may want to consider ornamental grasses swaying in the breeze.

5. Keep The Spacing In Mind

A lot of landscape designers focus too much on plants – and less on space. In reality, space is what you need for your garden and home, and the main benefit you will get from your project. Also, proper spacing allows better air circulation and prevents any fungal and insect problems.

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In the end, you should know that landscape design should not follow strict rules. What it should follow is your own gardening mantra and the way you see plants. Only with this as a ‘rule’, you will see its value and put your mind and creativity to practice. In the end, landscape design is all about giving your home the holistic approach in needs, but also a great way to save money and invest in years of enjoyment.