Landscape Plans

Landscape plans can be equated to floor plans. The only difference in this case is landscape plans represent what you would want the area around your building to look like. Think of it this way. Landscape plans allow you to put your ideas on paper so that you can use them to bring beauty and order to the area around a building.

Landscape Plan & Drawing Goals

Just as you would go about remodeling your kitchen, start your design by making a list of all the qualities you want. Then, brainstorm that list. Changes to landscape plans usually include installing privacy screening, stabilizing a slope, designing a better looking walk way or entryway. In this stage, you have the freedom to go as wild as you wish because dreaming costs nothing, and you can realize your design in simple steps.

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Evaluate your Landscape

Before you physically build your plan, look around your compound and note down the things you like or don’t like about what you see. That way, you will know where you need to make changes. Alternatively, if you would like to make changes to your landscape, contract a professional company such as SP Drafting. This company will help you draft a well-organized landscape plan.

Create a Base Plan

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The next step is to transform your notes into sketches to ensure you have not missed anything. This way, you can explore different options, choose what works for you and possibly save on construction cost.

Base maps for landscape plans can be generated on paper. The other option is to do it using a computer model. However, not everyone can use landscaping software. This is where a professional company like SP Drafting comes in. A professional will do it faster and neatly. Whichever way you choose to do it, a visual representation helps you remember your ideas.

A base map should include your building’s external dimensions. Ensure you also include details of your perimeter. Your property’s external dimensions can be read off a plot plan that came with your house.

Your base plan should include features that you won’t touch like the perimeter line, shrubs and trees, walk ways and patio. Also, mark where doors, air-conditioner, septic system, services and utilities are located.

Once your base plan is complete, make copies. If you did it on paper, place a tracing paper on top so that any alterations you make won’t ruin the original plan.  After that, you can now make changes to your layout.

Finalizing Your Landscape Design

A base map affords you the freedom to choose how you will use your landscape. You can draw blobby or circular diagrams to show how you will each the yard. Attach a label to each area indicating its intended use. Doing this many times will give you the clarity to choose the best arrangement.

After you find a fitting base plan, it is time to generate a landscape plan. This will become you concept plan and should reflect all your decisions. In case you are not satisfied with what you have, it might be time to bring in a professional. The people at SP Drafting are quite adept at landscape plan drafting and they will generate exactly what you are looking for because they listen.

Final Word

Your outdoor should look as beautiful as your house. An attractive landscape requires a lot of thought and brainstorming to come up with an excellent landscape plan. If you feel inspired enough to make a landscape plan yourself, go for it. Otherwise, you can always consult a professional who will design a masterpiece for you.

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