Understanding your space will help you fully maximize the potential that exists for your project.
There are three mistakes you want to avoid when planning for any landscape project.
Missing out on opportunities (FORM)
Poorly locating your project (FLOW)
Building something the wrong size (FUNCTION)
The best way to avoid these mistakes is through planning. Even if you hire a designer and a contractor, you should be involved in the vision process that will ultimately drive the design.