Ermelinda Chagolla
Ermelinda Chagolla voted up Joy Twain's answer

Landscape design has many factors to consider - line, color, texture, function.

I start with function.  Want an outdoor gathering place?  Want lots of flowers to cut and bring indoors?

"Hardscape" comes first in layout.  This is the permanent structures like pathways, patios, fountains, etc.  Remember that trees are permanent too.  Making a diagram/drawing on graph paper … Read more