May 26, 2018

Landscaping Supply Company – Landscaping Design Tips

If you have never taken on a landscaping project – the idea of beginning one can be overwhelming.  Issues like: not knowing where to start or how to design a smart landscape can frustrate a landscaping beginner.  Maybe you yourself have decided to transform your landscaping and have given up due to the previously mentioned issues.  If so, don’t despair – Vining Stone is here to help!  We have compiled just a few landscaping design tips to help get you started in designing your own landscaping vision.

If you are a beginner, we would suggest that when designing your new landscaping, that you put it down on paper.  Experienced landscapers and gardeners may be able to get away with “design on the fly”, but if you are just getting started – your landscaping can begin to look disorganized and cluttered without the proper forethought.  So start off by drawing any ideas you have on to paper.

Many landscaping design experts say that you should begin your vision with the focal points.  Focal points are objects, whether it be plants, trees, architectural features, etc that draw a person’s eyes away from all surrounding objects to that one point.  We think that is a splendid suggestion.  Find something that will “stick out”, that will naturally fit in with the surroundings, but is different in color, texture, or form – so to draw attention to it.  Think about trees in the fall season.  All of the trees’ leaves are brown; except for that one tree whose leaves are bright yellow.  It naturally fits in the environment, but the vibrant color makes it stand out from the rest.  Deciding on a focal point for your landscaping project is a great place to start.

Some people attempt to design around already established objects on the property, such as trees, shrubbery, or even old, worn-out decks.  If the budget allows, think about removing these obstacles rather than designing around them.  It can open up a whole new world of possibilities for your property.

Deciding on plants for your landscaping should not be done on a whim.  This definitely takes research.  There are so many varieties to choose from, but they are not all created equally.  Each flower, vegetable, or tree has requirements: How much sun they need or how much room they will need.  Some grow faster than others, requiring more pruning than others.  Fungal and insect problems also have to be considered.  So take the time to do your homework here.  Choose your plants, shrubbery, and trees wisely and plan accordingly.

We hope these few tips will be helpful in getting you started on your next landscaping project.  For more information on landscaping design, landscaping supplies such as mulch, pavers, or stones, or how to contact one of our many preferred contractors for professional assistance – please give us a call at 770-252-6336.  Join our online communities (Facebook and Twitter) for even more valuable landscaping tips and advice.