Oakland County
(248) 656-9397

Macomb County
(586) 784-9397

Macomb County
(586) 784-9397

Oakland County
(248) 656-9397

Landscape Design involves planning, designing, and arranging outdoor spaces to create functional and aesthetically pleasing environments. Here’s a basic guide to landscape design:

  1. Site Analysis: Begin by assessing the site’s characteristics, including topography, soil quality, climate, existing vegetation, and any limitations or opportunities presented by the space.
  2. Functional Requirements: Determine how the outdoor space will be used. Common functions include entertaining, relaxation, gardening, play areas, pathways, and utility areas.
  3. Design Principles:

    • Unity: Ensure that all elements in the landscape work together harmoniously.
    • Balance: Distribute visual weight evenly to create equilibrium.
    • Scale and Proportion: Choose elements that suit the size of the space and each other.
    • Rhythm and Repetition: Create visual interest through repeating patterns or elements.
    • Contrast: Highlight differences in texture, color, and form to add visual intrigue.
    • Hierarchy: Establish a focal point or focal points to draw attention and create depth.
  4. Plant Selection: Choose plants based on factors like climate, soil type, sun exposure, and maintenance requirements. Consider the plant’s form, texture, color, and seasonal interest.
  5. Hardscape Elements: Incorporate non-living elements like pathways, patios, decks, walls, fences, water features, and outdoor structures such as pergolas or gazebos. These elements provide structure and functionality to the landscape.
  6. Accessibility: Ensure that pathways and outdoor spaces are easily accessible and navigable for all users, including those with mobility impairments.
  7. Environmental Considerations: Design with sustainability in mind by incorporating elements such as native plants, rain gardens, permeable paving, efficient irrigation systems, and materials with low environmental impact.
  8. Maintenance: Choose plants and materials that are suitable for the level of maintenance desired. Consider factors like water requirements, pruning needs, and seasonal tasks.
  9. Lighting: Outdoor lighting can enhance the beauty and functionality of the landscape, extending the usability of outdoor spaces into the evening hours and providing safety and security.
  10. Flexibility and Adaptability: Anticipate future changes and growth in the landscape, allowing for flexibility in design and accommodating evolving needs over time.
  11. Budgeting: Develop a budget that accounts for all aspects of the landscape design, including materials, labor, maintenance, and any additional features or amenities.
  12. Professional Assistance: While some homeowners may choose to design their landscapes themselves, seeking assistance from landscape architects or designers can provide expertise, creativity, and professional guidance to achieve the desired results.

OBRY Brick & Landscape LTD designs and installs new landscapes as well as renovates sections that need a refreshed look. With over 20 years of service, we have grown a strong reputation in our community for quality work and professional service.

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Achieving a beautiful landscape is simple when you have the experienced and dedicated professionals at ORBY Brick & Landscape LTD on your side. We service clients in Rochester, Romeo, Almont, Oakland Twp, Macomb Twp, Troy, Bloomfield, Shelby Twp, Grosse Pointe, Washington Township, Clinton Township, and all surrounding areas.

At OBRY Brick & Landscape our complete landscape and installation services are available for homeowners, multifamily housing, HOA communities, new construction, and commercial properties. Call us today in Macomb County at (586) 784-9397 or Oakland County at (248) 656-9397 and leave us a detailed message or Contact Us