Start with a Plan
So you want that “amazing” backyard, but you are not quite sure what that exactly is? For me it is an area to sleep and bury my bones…..In order to make a plan from which to work from, you need to figure out “exactly” what you want! Here is a great list of questions to guide you.
- Kickoff your plan with measuring your area. Front to back and side to side. This will determine the square footage you want to touch. Do you have CC&Rs that effect your measurements? In your schematic list the direction of sun light, and any area you want to highlight.
- What is your style of your home inside and out. California Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fixer-Upper, Eclectic. That way your style can flow all the way to your backyard area.
- How to use is used. Do you use the area for large entertainment; mediation; multiple gardening options; activities – putting green, pickle ball, basketball?
- Set the budget on your plan. Elements in your plan may also include irrigation needs, lighting, hardscaping, gas and electrical.
It seems like a lot to put down to begin your project, but in that process you may discover a new place to hide your “bones”. As always Happy Digging!