Fifteen years ago, I took a horticulture class where I learned about basic plant family structures and the building blocks behind a good blueprint. For the final course project we were taken to a new house construction site and asked to design a landscape plan, and the best design was to be brought to fruition. Lo and behold, my design was chosen!
That was a way long time ago, but it’s still a fun representation of my personal addiction to gardening. More recently, my husband and I bought a house that we’re “flipping” (ie. we’ve taken a house that was not so pretty and are turning it hip, modern, and stylish). Naturally, landscaping the house was one of my most-anticipated projects! Below is the blueprint I designed for the endeavor…
This is a fairly major overhaul, as the house had zero landscaping when we started. The front yard was a blank slate (bonus, no behemoth bushes to rip out!) while the back yard was a forest of human-sized weeds and dead trees.
Because of the large scope of this project, I’ve split it into three phases so we can take the project’s expenses in stride and so I can regain my energy between each phase.