Principle #1

Step 2: Create a Schematic Plan

A schematic plan is the backbone of plan development. To create a schematic plan, lay a piece of tracing paper over your base map and begin to inventory and analyze your property. Record what you know about sun exposure, views, area functions, privacy, public space, drainage patterns, grade problems, water requirements and themes. By drawing “bubbles” around areas on your plan, you can begin to get a feel for the design of your landscape. Use several sheets of tracing paper to get a good concept worked out.

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