Deciding Factors to Help You Begin
Your Landscape with Confidence!


Deciding where to start your landscape design can be overwhelming. Here's some factors that should help you:

  • If a shaded, soothing landscape is most important to you, start your design with the trees.

  • Flowers were one of the main considerations for my plan. If they are for you as well, plan for both sun and shade areas so you won't be limited in the plants you want to use.
  • I lean more toward sunny areas for my flowers, but I do have a very pretty shaded area as well for Azaleas, Impatiens, English Ivy, Hostas and other shade-loving plants.

  • If you have a pool, you may want a design using that as the main focal point for your backyard.

  • For people who do a lot of entertaining or have small children, allow enough room for the "extras" such as maybe a more lavish cook-out area and some pretty outdoor furnishings as well as a playground area.

If you plan on doing much of the work yourself as I have done, you can save thousands of dollars and you'll have a landscape that is distinctively yours and a great source of pride!