Pots, Planters & Paving

Design & Layout

At the start, the landscaping contractor drafts a rough design and layout of what could be done with the land in order to achieve the desired outcome. Landscaping has become more technological than natural, as few projects begin without bulldozers or lawnmowers.


Factors in designing include topography and orientation, soils and irrigation, human and vehicular access and circulation, furnishings and lighting, native plant habitat botany when present, property safety and security, construction detailing, and other measurable considerations.

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Elements of Garden Design

Elements of garden design include the layout of hard landscape; such as paths, walls, water features, sitting areas and decking; as well as the plants themselves, with consideration for their horticultural requirements, season-to-season appearance, lifespan, growth habit, size, speed of growth and combinations with other plants and landscape features.

Other Considerations

Important considerations in garden design include how the garden will be used, the desired stylistic genre and the way the garden space will connect to the home or other structures in the surrounding areas. All of these considerations are subject to the limitations of the prescribed budget.

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