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!