Lay Out a 5-Star Chicago Landscaping Plan for 2017
It’s easy to put off remodeling projects when we’re not sure where to begin. That said, figuring out how to start working on a 5-star, zone-5 Chicago landscaping plan can be broken down into a series of small assessments and decisions. Once you’re organized and have the information you need, you’ll be able to move your project along with confidence.
A good place to start is to define why you are redoing your space. These reasons might include desiring a plan for:
- curb appeal
- sport, pets, kids or play.
Whatever the reasons for needing a redo, formulating a plan and becoming just a little bit educated about the process produces results that are in line with your vision and your budget.
How to Start
To begin, we recommend you start with an internal assessment of your property—by you—before calling in bigger guns, such as a landscape designer or architect. Take a little time to think about some of the challenges involved with your property, such as sloping, parking requirements or too much or too little sun. You’ll also want to define what you absolutely need to have incorporated in your project and what you’d like to incorporate if you can.
You may also want to consider possibilities you might not have considered before, like ways to dim sound or light pollution or a landscaping style change.
Other considerations include deciding on what you’d like to incorporate in your plan. There are dozens of features, conveniences and considerations, like:
- Any of a variety of garden bed features
- Water features
- Hardscapes you may envision, such as a firepit, patio or walkways
- Outdoor structures, such as fences, arbors and pergolas
Once you have made an assessment and prioritized your wants and needs, you’ll have a map for beginning your landscape design.