Landscape Designs

A landscape design is like a floor plan for an outdoor area. Like a floor plan, a landscape design creates a visual representation of a site using scaled dimensions. Landscape plans include natural elements like flowers, trees, and grass as well as man-made elements such as lawn furniture, fountains, and sheds. Landscape designs may also include overlays for irrigation and lighting.

Landscape designs are primarily used to plan the layout for an outdoor area, whether it be a personal garden plan for your home or a commercial plan for a business or community area. They’re also useful as a reference when there’s a need for new installation or repair or when planning an outdoor event.

Creating a landscape plan can also aid in the decision-making process for selecting materials. It also gives the property owner and landscape contractor better tools for cost estimation, helping to ensure the project can be completed within budgetary constraints.


Create the outline. A landscape plan begins with a broad overview of the project area. This is your basic outline to which you can slowly add elements. Decide on the area to be depicted in the diagram. This may be difficult due to the open nature of an outside area, but the landscape design should illustrate only the area that is subject to the landscaping. Begin by drawing boundaries of the area. It might be the edge of a garden, the end of the yard, a fence, or any other area beyond which the landscape plan is no longer pertinent.

Create ground cover if needed. Fill in the area with the appropriate type or types of ground covers (such as grass or asphalt) that will be installed. Apply textures for a more accurate depiction of these areas.

Add new landscape design elements. Add plant life such as shrubbery, trees, and flowers and draw in walkways and stairs. Add any lawn furniture, pools, sheds, gazebos, buildings, and fountains that you plan to install.


Blue Peak Landscaping LLC can help build your dream. If you have a foundation, we can help you through this maze of madness and help you make your dreams come true no matter your fairytale design. Visualizing ideas like Dungeon And Dragons, with wrought iron fence black stone mots rocks chains and the fire pit with dragon in the middle. Medieval times, large fruit trees like apple, cherry, land around instead of walls willows or elms, birch trees crafting with poles stakes and rocks. A one bedroom pointing house with green grass growing up the side of the house. A family of gnome statues running about the yard, large mushrooms with large crab grass filling in the rest.

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