How do I design my landscape?

  • Make a list of desired features -- a pond, fountain, walkway, fence, rose garden, etc.
  • Inside your home, look out the window at the view and think about what you'd like to see from that vantage point. Are there views from inside your home that you find attractive or otherwise want to preserve? Consider ways that this view can be enhanced by your landscape design. Take advantage of all natural or attractive architectural features to add beauty to the view from inside your home.
  • Make a rough sketch of your home and surrounding property. Include existing hardscape like retaining walls, patios etc.
  • Determine walkways and desired shape (curved, angled, or straight) as well as width and length and building materials to be used.
  • Plan for most of your plantings to be far enough from the house to be viewed from inside.
  • A flower bed several feet from the kitchen window can provide a plethora of colorful wildlife for your entertainment while you cook and clean.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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