The “No Regrets” Guide to Beautiful Landscape Design for NJ Homeowners
February 11th, 2015 | By: Mitchell Knapp | Landscape DesignAs a New Jersey homeowner, there will come a time when you will step out and look at your garden and release…a sigh of disappointment. It may be because the garden is a mess, or because it simply doesn’t live up to your expectations now like it used to. Regardless of the reason why you feel that way, the solution is clear: you should redesign your landscape. Of course, reworking your NJ landscape design is no mean feat. It is a big investment, so you definitely want to get it right the first time. Here is a quick “No Regrets” guide to redesigning your landscape: Take Your Time You may be itching to start right away, but acting rashly often leads to regrets later on. As such, HGTV recommends that you take your time when pondering a redesign: "If your plot isn't a blank canvas, take the time to look carefully at what is already in place before beginning a redesign. If you have just moved into a property, try to wait a year before thinking about an update, to see what plants emerge and how the garden looks during the different seasons. Cost will likely factor into this makeover, too; a good way to save is to retain and incorporate favorite features." Proper Drainage One of the few inconvenient aspects of living in New Jersey is the potential flooding. Floods can easily lay waste to a beautiful landscape, rendering your efforts moot—and that is definitely the last thing you want. Protect your garden by having experts install a robust drainage system. You may also benefit from having plants that love excess water, such as Siberian Irises or Spiderworts. Consult an Expert Once you know what you want from your garden, contact experienced NJ landscape architects like Tapestry Landscape Architecture to see if what you want is feasible. A skilled landscape architect may also open your eyes to new ideas that could make your initial design even more beautiful. Don’t think about your garden as simply “a garden”. Think of it as a blank canvas, where you can create countless possible works of art. By letting your creativity flow and following the quick guide above, you’ll definitely have a garden that is sure to be the envy of your friends.