DIY Landscape Design Week 2

Identify specifically what you want to accomplish with the space such as: garden area, water feature, outdoor dining/entertaining area, children’s play area, storage/shed, pool, etc. Now decide how much space each area will require and the desired proximity to each other and the house would be. Consider distance from where the food is cooked to dining location, keeping kids in sight, surrounding views, safety, practicality of getting things in and out of the shed, etc. Imagine yourself using these areas and how they should work together.
 
Now is the time to start drawing. Begin with a concept drawing. This drawing should only include very basics of where the landscape components should go. This concept drawing should be on a scaled outline of the space, including where your house sits, to insure adequate spacing. Adjust components accordingly. Refer to example below.