Landscaping enthusiasts like Howard Macpherson know the value of a well laid-out outdoor living space. Proper landscaping adds significant beauty and value to a home. It also adds comfort and can even reduce energy bills by providing shade and absorbing heat.
Practicality underlies every good landscaping design, which is why families considering re-doing their landscaping should consider several factors before going out and buying a bunch of plants. A consultation with an expert might even be a good idea. Otherwise, a good place to start is with a basic sketch of the site where the landscaping is to go. Does the family need a shady area for barbecues? A play area for the children? Is privacy an issue? All of these ideas inform how a future landscaping project should look and feel.