When landscaping your home, it's crucial to get your design down on paper. Landscape plans do just that by turning ideas into visuals. Landscape designers and architects are skilled at analyzing your needs and ideas and then using them to create detailed plans and drawings.
Having landscape plans drawn up before starting your landscaping project will help you visualize what the end result will be like. Additionally, a plan ensures that size, scale and layout have been thought through prior to construction and plant installation. A well-drawn up plan also makes prioritizing resources and time much easier, thus making the construction process much more efficient. Starting with a plan means that you'll be less likely to make mistakes or be unhappy with the results.
Below is a list of the most common types of landscape plans. You can click on each to view larger as a PDF.
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Note: Which plans you need will depend on the size and scope of your project, what the contractor will need to estimate and build it, and what plans are required if submittals to municipalities or homeowners associations are required.