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Are you planning to improve the design of your yard? Landscape design is not an easy job. If you are operating on a huge budget, you may want to hire an exterior and interior design firm in Malaysia. However, if you want to start a DIY landscape design project, here are some ideas and advice that you should keep in mind.

Start everything with a plan.

Every process, landscape design or not, starts with a plan. Make a survey of the entire property, including the front yard and back yard. Even newbies can do this without any problem.

  • There is no need for you to obsess over exact measurements. A rough sketch is enough.
  • Don’t forget to include the locations of your septic system, wells and buried utility lines.
  • Sketch a bird’s-eye view of the property. Note the positioning of man-made features or hardscapes, like stonewalls, driveways and fences.

Create a wish list.

Make a list of all the things that you would like to have. You can start with some simple goals. Decide what plants you want to include in your outdoor space? There are tons of garden plants you can choose from. If you think your garden lacks a bit of color, you can limit your choices to blossoming plants.

Select the style that you want.

Your garden and your entire outdoor space must fully complement the architectural style of your home. Gardening is similar to interior design, but instead of furniture pieces, paint and fabrics, you will be using shapes, textures, colors, sizes and plant placements to establish a mood. Should you go for an informal or formal style?

Evaluate your needs.

What is the entire purpose of your garden? Do you have grandchildren, children or young siblings, and want the garden to serve as a play area? Some people also create their own gardens for their pets. If you just want to have a front garden that beautifully welcomes visitors, you can use hardscaped paths and straight lines to lead people where you wish them to go.