Winter is Perfect for Planning Landscaping

The Perfect Landscapers Can See Beneath the Snow

While frost and snow cover your garden or yard, you can start dreaming of the future. You can start planning your landscaping while you bundle up in front of the fire.The winter chill gives you plenty of time to consider placement and plants. Landwork Contractors can help you plan out the perfect design for your home.

Getting Green During Winter

If you’re planning a landscape design or remodel, January is the perfect time to get started. There are some easy steps to take to plan the perfect outdoor retreat for your home.

Take a Walk

Start your planning with a stroll around your home. Ask questions as you walk.

  • What do I love here?
  • What do I dislike about my yard?
  • How much space do I have?
  • What would make this space more comfortable or useful?
  • What do I want to use this space for?

Dream a little. Imagine a space that makes you happy. Remember grounds you admired. Get a vision for what you want to do.

Take Stock

Backyard Plantings & stone retaining wallAs you are walking or when you relax, later on, start evaluating your yard or grounds. Consider what your garden or yard needs to be both functional and beautiful. Think about these areas when you start:

  • Window Views – Look out your main windows. You can even mark off the area where the line of eyesight ends. This will give you a better idea of how much room you have to create a great view.
  • Private Areas-Do you need a little privacy from roads or neighbors? Block off areas where you would like some privacy. A trusted landscaper can help you choose fencing or natural privacy screens with hedges and trees.
  • Entertaining – Do you like having guests over? Entertaining doesn’t have to stop indoors. Consider creating extra room outside with fire pit installations, brick courtyards or patios.
  • Shade – Is there an area of your home that gets too hot? Do you have a patio that is just too sunny? Considering shady trees or plants can create a calmer, cooler retreat in your backyard.

Plot a Picture

plotingYou don’t need to be an artist to plot out your landscape picture. Just follow these simple steps:


  • Measure your yard or grounds.
  • Convert the measurement from feet to inches or centimeters.
  • Use the converted measurement to draw an outline of your grounds.
  • Fill in the right areas for current structures you use like gates, driveways, arbors or patios.
  • Move onto structures you’d like to add, like a bench, arbor, fire pit or courtyard.
  • Draw the areas you want to plant.

For extra options, make a few copies of your original outline and play around with the design.

Dream It, Design It, Do It

You don’t have to be Van Gogh to create a landscaping masterpiece. You simply have to imagine. Your landscaping not only says a lot about you, it speaks to you. That beautiful big oak shades your favorite bench. The path you love to stroll down. All the things that bring you comfort or joy can be added or enhanced with landscape planning. Landwork Contractors can help you with your designs. Call us now at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online to be first in line for your landscaping. We can make your landscape dreams come true.

Winter is Perfect for Planning Landscaping was last modified: January 29th, 2016 by Landwork Contractors