4 Logistics you might forget when creating your garden. Make sure you check these off!

It is very exciting to begin your landscape project. Often people have been thinking about improving their outdoor space for a long time.  I understand the excitement after this long time of just wanting to pick up the spade and plant a plant. Take a breath, pause, and check to see if you have considered these 4 logistics you might forget when creating your garden.

Site analysis for a landscape design
1. Site Analysis

A logistic you might forget when creating your garden is a site analysis. A site analysis is a diagram drawn from your current site conditions. This is a very important way to start your landscape project. A site analysis maps out: 

  • Site problems
  • Site opportunities
  • Good views
  • Views you want to block
  • Shade and sun
  • Cooling summer breezes
  • Cold winter winds
2. Your Needs

A logistic you might forget when creating your garden is your needs. Your needs are the activities you would like to do in your garden.  They are also the spaces or garden rooms you would like to include in your design. Activities or garden rooms you might want to include in your garden are: 

  • Swimming pool
  • Firepit area
  • Alfresco entertaining
  • Pick a theme
  • Clothes drying area
  • Veggie garden
  • Open lawn area for the dog to play
  • Trampoline for the kids

Look through our portfolio for inspiration on what needs you could include in your garden.

logistics you might forget when creating your garden
locating garden areas logistics you might forget when designing your garden

A plan to map out the activities or garden rooms you would like to include in your garden.

cottage garden theme
3.  Choose A Garden Theme

A logistic you might forget when creating your garden is choosing a garden theme. It is important to pick a garden theme for your design. Choosing a garden theme will create a continuation in your landscape design. This is important as it creates an appealing design instead of a confusing mismatch of styles. Garden Themes you might like are:

  • Tropical Garden Design
  • Native Garden Design
  • Arid Garden Design
  • Mediterranean Garden Design
  • Cottage Garden Design
  • Romantic Garden Design
  • Country Garden Design
  • Contemporary Garden Design

Look through our portfolio for inspiration on what garden themes you might choose for your landscape design.

4. Create a Landscape Plan

A logistic you might forget when creating your garden is creating a landscape plan. Having a landscape plan to construct off for you or your builder is a critical component of your project.  It is a huge risk not to have a landscape plan. It is a risk because you do not have a clear vision for your project and your builder can not read your mind for what you want.

Careful planning before constructing your garden is essential. Look through our portfolio for and take a look at how our plans have been converted into the built design.  

logistics you might forget when designing your garden
Creating your landscape design

Do you need help with creating a landscape plan? Contact us and we can help you on this journey and we will make sure that these logistics will not be forgotten when creating your landscape design.

Eva Porter

Eva Porter is the founder and director of Porter Designs a landscape architecture design studio. She has a bachelor of design with honours, majoring in Landscape Architecture. Eva is a Registered Landscape Architect with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). She is also a director on the national board of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers (AILDM), helping to shape the industry nationally. Eva is also an award winning entrepreneur locally and regionally.

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