We love Alexa, but if you’re out here on Long Island looking for the best landscape design near me, you need look no further than Mahoney!
Whether you’re searching for the best landscape design near me because you’re looking for inspiration or a full-on, done-for-you landscape design service for your property, Alexa, Google, and other trusted friends are always there to help.
Well, we want to join them.
Landscape design is as fun as it sounds, but it’s definitely not easy. And there are so many variables.
But here’s the good part: at the end of the day, it’s all about what makes YOU happy.
So, before you act on what Alexa tells you is the best landscape design nearby, read this article to discover the key elements you have to keep in mind when getting started with a new design.
What to know before designing your landscape
If you’re anything like the amazing people we’ve been working with, you have some ideas about what you want your design to be, but you don’t know where to start, what factors to take into consideration, and what expectations you can actually have from your unique property.
So, here are some key details to get clear on before solidifying any design ideas in your mind.
Get to know your property to a tee
Look, not every property offers the same conditions for landscape designs. The soil isn’t the same, the positioning isn’t the same, and the environment isn’t the same.
Be on the lookout for:
Sure, the local climate, but get this: your yard has its own microclimate too. There are parts of it that only get sun, only get shade, or partially get both. You have to know exactly which is which in order to know where to place plants and what type of plants can thrive in a specific spot.
We bet you haven’t really thought of that. Yes, the way your water moves throughout your yard can also be a factor in the design decisions. Get to know your irrigation and water systems and you’ll be able to decide where you can place fun things (like a fountain).
It’s very important to know who will be enjoying your landscape most. Do you have kids or pets? Do you plan on hosting fun parties? Chill nights with music and a bonfire? Picnics?
Think about your life for a moment. You’ll be surprised how that can help you choose the best landscape design for you.
What makes you smile?
This is the fun part. Colors, themes, aesthetics, unique things that are important to you or that define you.
Go out in your yard and just… sit. Look around. What would you love to see? Do you have a theme? Are there any non-negotiable design parts? Is there something that will make your spouse super happy to see on a Sunday morning when they chill with a cup of coffee?
Think of focal points
A good landscape design guides your eyes throughout the landscape and decides the order or hierarchy in which you view each design element.
For example, when you enter a big yard, you may see a huge tree in the middle that keeps shade over a beautiful little outdoor picnic setting. That’s a focal point. It’s designed to immediately engage your eyes.
What do you want people to see when they lay eyes on your landscape for the first time? What would be an exciting journey for them from that point of view?
Make those part of your plan.
Make Mahoney part of your plan for the best landscape design near me
Of course, the easiest and fastest way to get the landscape design of your dreams is just to ask Alexa to show you amazing landscape design services near you. And now that you’re equipped with this information, you’ll be able to astound the company with your design plan.
Oh, yes, hi, hello! Good news! You don’t need to ask Alexa anything – you have the right landscape design company right here, near you. Call us at (631)287-7666 or email us to talk.