Before you start on a landscape plan you need some good information that you can go by to

avert any problems later. The most important question is what area of your property are

you going to do first. Many people start with the front yard and then move to the back yard

or may even decide to do a garden or the pool first.


The first and most important decision is what will fit into your budget. What can you afford

right now and or in the future. Are you going to DIY or hire a contractor, this can affect your

cost by as much as 500% so look at doing most of the work yourself or maybe barter with

friends to do some of the work.



So now let’s look at which part of the yard you will do first. Many people start with the front

of the property and then move to the back. However, if you just installed a new pool then

you may want to start there. Below we will go over different areas in which to build your

new landscaped yard and ideas on how transform it.


Front yard landscaping –


Having a beautiful front yard that is easy to take care of is what many homeowners are

looking for. As we said before you can an get easy to care for front yard landscaping done

by hiring a professional or you can do it yourself, what you are looking for is an easy to take

care of front yard that will take the least amount of work to keep it looking great all year

round. Many people choose cut down on the amount of grass in their yards, by doing this

there is less mowing and watering needed. Today prairie grasses and other native plants are

the norm, especially milkweed which attracts monarch butterflies and clover which is easy

to care for and repels bugs. You can talk to a landscaping expert about an alternative that

you can use to keep your yard looking good.


Back yard landscaping –


Many homeowners will redo there backyard landscaping because they want to make a

change in the look and feel of their property and they want to make it a place where they

can entertain their family members and make it comfortable and cozy. A backyard can add

a much needed space to enjoy time by yourself or with your family and friends.

Many homeowners today will purchase an online guide with different landscape plans to

show your contractor, the choice is yours in hiring someone to do it for you, but doing it

yourself can be a lot of work, especially if you do not have any experience in this type of

project. Doing a project by yourself can be overwhelming so only do it yourself if it will be

a very simple and easy job. If you need an irrigation system then you will need to call an



Garden Landscaping –


Does your yard need a new or better landscaped garden? If so then this is a good reason to

get into redoing it now. Garden landscaping can be very relaxing and take your mind

off the stress of work and will get your imagination going by rearranging your plant and

flowers. A nice landscaped garden will also add to the value of your property. Many

homeowners today are doing layered gardens. Two, three and four tiered gardens are very

popular. Since these can be very complicated it is always a good idea to consult with a

expert or get a downloadable ebook to reference.

When you layer your garden the landscaped tiered beds will add a whole new level of beauty

to your yard and since your yard is the first thing that people will notice when they come to

your house it will be fun and enjoyable to give them a grand tour.


Pool Landscaping –


A really good backyard pool landscape plan will make your pool the main attraction of your

yard. If your yard is large enough to consider adding a brick walkway you may want to think

about adding it around the pool. This kind of pool landscaping can be connected to the

other parts of the yard as well. You can also have a patio made of brick where you

can arrange your patio group and make it look really fabulous.

Many homeowners will break up the brick around the pool landscaping so that there are

areas of green which is a good touch. Landscape stone is also a good choice and will give

your yard a variety of colors. Also adding planters with other plants like tomatoes and other

vegetables will give it a different look and you can also use them in your kitchen.

You can also think about putting in some LED lighting as will show off your pool at night

and if you spend a lot of time by the pool at night add some night time flowers also. Put

together these ideas and your pool landscaping design will be the best ever seen.


Finally, what does your landscaping plan need to work –


Since there are many ideas to consider in having a really good landscaping plan, lets look at

what a good plan is in order to be successful. To be considered successful it needs to be well

thought out and any important issues such as the cost associated with redoing your

property must be dealt with and accounted for. This means taking into consideration the

amount of sunlight the yard will get as well as how much moisture it will get and how the

yard will drain which is very important to any well thought out landscaping plan.

If you do not want to water the landscape yourself then you will need to have the right kind

of irrigation system if you want anything to grow and flourish in your landscaping plan.


You should take close look of what you already have before you start any kind of

landscaping plan. Many yards will have a good landscape already and just need an upgrade

which will save you both time and money. A good example would be if you have a beautiful

flower bed , trees or a rock formation in place and just need to build around it. Many

homeowners will use what they already have and because of this their landscaping plan will

look that much more natural.


Since most homeowners do not have a hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend you will

need to take this into consideration when you are planning your landscaping upgrade.

Once again you will need to make sure that your landscape plan has been well thought out

so that everything from what you already have in place, to the irrigation system you will

need and of course the cost associated with this project has been taken into consideration

and only then should you start putting this plan into motion.