Landscape renovation done right can add value to your property and provide an environment that can be enjoyed by family and guests. A poorly designed landscape will consume endless quantities of your money and ensure maintenance and upkeep headaches are part of your weekends for years to come. One of the key components of any landscape renovation project is a well thought out (and documented) plan that adheres to the fundamental premise that form needs to follow function. Let’s take a look at how best to accomplish this task:

Follow a Formal Landscape Design Process This is an activity you can either do by yourself or with the help of experienced landscaping companies. If you live in Aurora, Newmarket, Caledon or King City, the professionals at M&S Architectural Ltd. will be glad to assist or consult in the process. Here are the four basic steps of a well-balanced landscape design process:

These steps and recommendations may seem a bit stilted but attention to detail and good communication between you and your contractor regarding those details will determine your level of satisfaction with the finished product. Don’t assume that your ideas or requirements are the same as what your landscape design provider is thinking. If there is any doubt about a feature or concept, use paper and pencil to spell it out. You will find the extra effort will be well rewarded.