A custom landscaping design allows you to make your garden landscape as unique as you want it to be. There are many resources available where you can get creative ideas to incorporate in your custom landscaping design. While landscape design requires careful planning and execution, it can be done not just by professionals but also by people who are willing to learn.
Even if you have a custom landscaping design in mind, you need to learn about the fundamentals of landscape design to guide your work. There is vast information about landscaping. You can in fact take a bachelor degree course on landscaping in many colleges and universities. But of course, that will take a good four years so for the purposes of creating a custom landscaping design for your yard or garden, you can simply consult various resources on landscaping such as books, magazines, and websites.
If the project becomes too overwhelming, you can always hire a professional to create a custom landscaping design for you. In this case, the benefit of reading up about the basics of landscaping is you can easily communicate to the designer your ideas because you are already familiar with different terms, styles, and themes in landscaping.
When working with a landscape designer or design company, the custom landscaping design is both the creation of the designer and the client. It usually starts with what the client wants to achieve in the garden or yard. It could be as specific as a water garden or a simply an idea such as rustic, classical, minimalist etc.
The designer will work on developing the client’s concept into the blueprint of the custom landscaping design. There are several factors that the designer will consider aside from the client’s wishes such as more practical concerns including choice of plants, hard landscaping materials, light, climate, use of the area, and other features of the landscape.
Throughout the process of creating the custom landscaping design, the designer is in constant communication with the client. Every plan is presented to the client for review and approval. In-depth discussions between the designer and client as well as revisions are necessary until the client is fully satisfied with the custom landscaping design.
Once the client has approved the design, the designer will present the client with the final design materials needed for construction, which may include complete materials list, a 3D perspective of the design and a 2D color rendering. Some landscape design companies also include a customized handbook to guide the client on how to maintain the plants and feature that will be installed in their landscaped yard.