Landscape Design Ideas

Whether you have a modest outdoor garden or you have huge tracts of land, one thing we all have in common is that we all want a special place we can come home at the end of a long day and just relax.

Check out these great tips from Robert Welsch, founder of Westover Landscape Design who takes us on a tour of an impressive outdoor oasis his team created in Ossining, New York.

Gardens, retreats, and patios come in all shapes and sizes.  And that’s great because no matter your budget, no matter your personal taste, you’re bound to find an idea that suits your own needs.  The key is to plan properly and possibly consider working with a professional to evaluate your options and determine what suits you.

How to Prepare for a Landscape Design Project:

  1. Site inspection – make sure the area you’re considering is level and the right size for how you want to use it
  2. Privacy – to really relax, you want to make sure you can do so without peering eyes, whether from neighbors or a nearby road… consider fencing or some sort of natural barrier
  3. Low or high maintenance – the type of plantings you choose will mean more or less handling by you to maintain them… choose wisely
  4. Look into the future – from the time you plant to the time of maturity, organic elements will grow and evolve over time so do some research so you know what to expect
  5. Mood lighting – outdoor accent lighting can extend your garden experience well past sunset, and it can be done tastefully so as not to detract from the natural beauty

 

Whether you have a modest outdoor garden or you have huge tracts of land, one thing we all have in common is that we all want a special place we can come home at the end of a long day and just relax.

Check out these great tips from Robert Welsch, founder of Westover Landscape Design who takes us on a tour of an impressive outdoor oasis his team created in Ossining, New York.

Gardens, retreats, and patios come in all shapes and sizes.  And that’s great because no matter your budget, no matter your personal taste, you’re bound to find an idea that suits your own needs.  The key is to plan properly and possibly consider working with a professional to evaluate your options and determine what suits you.

How to Prepare for a Landscape Design Project:

  1. Site inspection – make sure the area you’re considering is level and the right size for how you want to use it
  2. Privacy – to really relax, you want to make sure you can do so without peering eyes, whether from neighbors or a nearby road… consider fencing or some sort of natural barrier
  3. Low or high maintenance – the type of plantings you choose will mean more or less handling by you to maintain them… choose wisely
  4. Look into the future – from the time you plant to the time of maturity, organic elements will grow and evolve over time so do some research so you know what to expect
  5. Mood lighting – outdoor accent lighting can extend your garden experience well past sunset, and it can be done tastefully so as not to detract from the natural beauty