Landscaping is indeed an art form but you don’t need years of experience to create something beautiful. You just need a little guidance. At our flagship store we walk customers through their design ideas and offer advice for their ponds and watergardens. If you can’t make it to Redmond, Washington visit us online for pond tutorials and how-to videos. Check out this cool article on landscaping designs for beginners.
Make a list of needs and wants. Do your kids need a play space? Do you want to grow vegetables? Would your family gather on a patio? Do some very rough sketches of the yard with thoughts of where you want to place things; it’s a great organizing principle for landscape design for beginners. “These aren’t master plans, just ideas,” says Marianne Lipanovich, author of the Big Book of Garden Designs (Oxmoor House, 2008). “The one I did for our front-yard overhaul was literally a few lines and a couple of circles, but my husband understood the plan, and we went ahead with formal planning out on the site. You can easily play around with ideas without a lot of time and commitment.”
— Seven Tips for Landscape Design for Beginners