Aid and Resource Overview
If you are taking on the job of designing your landscape with alacrity, there are a variety of aids and resources that are available for this gung-ho homeowner.
Websearches can provide basic background information on landscaping. Tips and tidbits can steer you toward certain landscape design themes and degrees of complexity. Your local library or bookstore is another great resource for tips on garden and landscape design, from hardy plant selection to re-working an existing landscape plan. Computer software design is a third approach to those who would like a modern take on the art of landscaping. These programs allow you to get a visual on your prospective space. Available software lets you plot out your yard and existing structures and try different virtual versions of landscaping. A less high-tech form of research is to visit with experts around your neighborhood, from a plant nursery owner to a friend who landscaped the summer before.