Take ActionThe Action Begins with You, the Homeowner
Began to Get Your Landscape Thinking going Determine what you want by using a Landscape Design Planning Questionnaire. Don’t worry…we’ll give you one at the end of the presentation!!
Begin to Arm Yourself With Knowledge• Ask your local Clemson University Extension Office for a listing of Publications on landscaping. They will be glad to help you.• Purchase “how to do it” books from the book stores. These books are used as a guide, most are not for the Southeast.• Enroll in the courses “Landscape Design” and “Landscape Construction” taught as evening classes at Midland’s Technical College, southeast campus.
Arm Yourself with Knowledge Collect ideas and make a Landscape Notebook.
Observe Your Yard Over time Live with your existing landscape for one full year to evaluate what you have through all four seasons.
Step 1 : Site Inventory & Analysis Identify General Details of Existing Property Including:Pleasant Views to Enhance Structural Features Problems that to Camouflage Require Correction Style of Home and Neighborhood
Step 1 : Site Inventory and AnalysisPrivacy Screening
Step 1: Site Inventory & Analysis Identify General Details of Your Existing Property Including: Shady AreasSunny Areas Sloping Areas
Step 1 : Site Inventory and Analysis “Neighbor’s”Identify and Note Neighbor’s Unsightly Views, If any.
Step 2 : Yard Functions How is the Yard to Be Used? And by Whom?
2nd Step: Yard Functions Personalized for you and your family.
Step 3 : The Design Process by the Homeowner Map Your Yard Inventory and Analyze Your Yard Design a Suitable Design
Landscape Design based upon Your Knowledge and Ideas
Beginning the Work Process Options Option 1. Hire a landscape contractor Option 2. Do it yourself Option 3. Do it yourself and help of a contractor
Step 3 : Work Process Options Hire a contractor Deep Pockets Just hire someone!!
Step 3 : Work Process Options Do it Yourself Less than Shallow Pockets Consider DIY
Step 3 : Work Process OptionsDo it yourself with the Help of a Contractor
3rd Step: Reality Check Consider doing the work in stages Priority 1Pruning and Removing trees Clean-out Plant Beds Priority 2 Install Hardscaping Irrigation System Priority 3Foundation Plants & Perennial Turf Beds