First and foremost the best tip any beginning gardener can take to heart is the magical wonders of simplicity. From the original concept to the sketch keeping it simple allows tons of room for creative and artistic expression. Furthermore this will ensure that to begin with the floor plan will be much easier to build. Avoid going overboard and trying to emulate seasoned and experienced projects that demand too much time and effort to begin with.
Instead keep the originating inspiration simple and direct. Each and every landscaping step unfolds new and interesting challenges which need to be eased into. Start off with squares and keep the meandering fern laden paths to a minimum.
Secondly, if one were to look at professional drawings of landscapes there would be all kinds of intricate technical symbols, characters, and different coloured sections with specific illustrations. Keeping the overall details simplified is going to in the long run make sure the process unfolds smoothly. What things translate into, even with basic schematics, can quickly turn into an overwhelming venture so focus on main features like lighting, walling, and simple decorations at first.
The next step after the vision has been established and a rough sketch has been put to paper is gathering the materials. The materials themselves should also be kept basic. This is going to drastically cut down on initial expenditures and allow for easier fixes and patch-up jobs along the way. Decorative colouring should not be hard to match later on and the antiquated specialty stuff needs to wait because they may become hard to replicate or fit in down the road. Minimize the construction so that maintenance isn’t a huge aspect in the beginning. This is going to leave much more time for learning and experimenting.
Finally, after the outline has been set in place and it comes time for planting, remember again to make it a fun and pleasant experience. There is no need to go straight for strange, newer, trendy, and exotic looking plants. Go for the time tested kinds that will not cause you any heartache or complicate matters. Make sure they are going to be in supply and available. Finally, try to steer clear of extravagant plants that will demand tons of extra attention.
Keeping it simple is the best tip of all when it comes to landscaping. Through time, practice, and experimentation the artwork will evolve and grow with the keeper and moulder. Letting things stay simple means that unnecessary and flamboyant things, or expensive and demanding things are put on hold initially. This will ensure that the design will be a work in progress to be enjoyed for years and years to come.