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  • Writer's picturePeter Weel

How to start planning the PERFECT outdoor space for 2023

As we enter a new year, many homeowners are looking to freshen up their outdoor spaces with new landscape plans. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to update an existing garden, planning your landscape can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some tips to help you plan your landscape for 2023.

  1. Assess your current landscape: Before you start planning your new landscape, take a good look at your current outdoor space. Make note of any existing trees, shrubs, and other plants that you want to keep. Consider the layout of your yard and any existing hardscaping, such as decks, patios, or walkways. This will give you a good starting point for your new landscape plan.

  2. Determine your goals: What do you want to achieve with your new landscape? Do you want to create an outdoor living space for entertaining, a garden for growing fruits and vegetables, or a backyard oasis for relaxing? Knowing your goals will help you make decisions about the types of plants and other elements to include in your landscape.

  3. Consider the climate: Your landscape plan should take into account the climate in your area. Be sure to choose plants that are well-suited to your local weather conditions, including the amount of sun, shade, and rainfall.

  4. Think about maintenance: Keep in mind the amount of time and effort you're willing to put into maintaining your landscape. Some plants, like annuals, require more frequent watering and care than others. Consider using drought-tolerant plants or installing a sprinkler system to save time and water.

  5. Plan for the future: Your landscape plan should not only look good now, but it should also be sustainable in the long term. Keep in mind the mature size of trees and shrubs when selecting plants. Avoid planting trees too close to your house, as they will grow bigger over time.

  6. Hire a professional: Landscaping can be a complex and time-consuming task. If you're not confident in your ability to plan and execute a landscape plan, consider hiring a professional landscape designer or contractor to help you. They will help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that meets your needs and goals.

With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to creating a stunning landscape for 2023. Remember to take your time, be open to new ideas, and most importantly, have fun!

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