A well-planned landscape can transform your home into the jewel of the neighborhood. Your landscape, apart from adding value to your home, will help create a serene and relaxing environment where you and your family members can interact with nature.

Before you hire a landscape company in Santa Rosa to create the landscape of your dreams, consider these things for landscape designing.

Who Will be Using Your Yard?

You need to come up with a landscape design that fits the needs of the people who will be using the yard. Do you have kids? Do you plan to let your pets use your yard? Do you intend to use your yard for outdoor entertaining? You can create different spaces for different uses in your landscape.

If, for instance, you have kids or pets and want to create a fun area for them, leave room for a slide, swings, and other playground equipment. Homeowners who want to use their landscape for entertaining guests can incorporate a large seating area in their design.

How Much Maintenance Are You Willing to Do?

If you are not willing to invest too much time in ongoing lawn maintenance, choose low-maintenance plants and flowers. When choosing between annuals and perennials, decide whether you are willing to replant your garden every year.

Evaluate How Much Sunlight Your Yard Needs

While some plants do well in direct sunlight, others thrive in full shade. Work with your landscaper to determine which plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs will thrive in the full sun vs partial sun.

Do not plant plants that need more water than others in an area that receives direct sunlight. Instead, place them in areas where water collects. Knowing which plants need more sunlight and the ones that do well in shades is the key to determining their placement.

Think About Themes

Your landscape theme will unify different landscape elements and guide your plant and material selections. If you want to keep it simple, use consistent shapes and forms throughout your yard.

Choose a theme that complements the architecture of your home. When deciding a theme for your garden, consider whether

  • You want neat, geometric shapes and structures in your yard
  • You want your landscape to include specific colors
  • You want softer lines and a more natural feel to your space

The Sweetwater Landscape team can handle all your landscape needs, no matter how unique they are. We at Sweetwater Landscape go above and beyond the call of duty to meet customer expectations. We live to create aesthetically pleasing and inspiring landscapes.  To talk to one of our pros, call 707-887-0140.