For those who are serious about their landscapes and make regular changes to their setup, keeping track of everything can sometimes be a struggle. There are a few good ways to get around this issue, and one of the most robust is the use of a landscaping journal with regular entries – which can be a great option if you know the basic elements to include.
At Olympus Landscaping, we’re happy to provide a wide range of landscape design, landscape installation and related services to clients in Draper and other parts of Utah, and we encourage things like landscape journaling or other forms of landscape tracking from our clients. Our landscapers will be happy to assist with any such needs, providing you with detailed information on any of the work we carry out on your behalf. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the key features to prioritize in a landscape journal if you’re starting or maintaining one.
General Index of Broad Features
As you begin creating your journal, it’s important to note that there are a few general categories you’ll want to track in each entry. This includes some broad features such as:
- Date and location of the work done.
- The goal or purpose for the changes made (e.g., increasing curb appeal, adding new elements, etc.).
- A description of the changes made.
- Any materials or tools used for the project.
- The cost of any materials and services.
Furthermore, you should also include pictures of the work done before and after so that you can easily refer back to it in future entries. This will also provide a good visual record of your progress over time.
Sketches of New Ideas
Another element to include in your landscaping journal is sketches of any new ideas you have. This could be anything from a concept sketch of a new patio design, or simply drawing out some flower beds you’d like to add. Having these sketches will help you visualize where certain elements should fit and even provide a starting point for discussions with professional landscapers. For instance, you may draw a sketch of a new garden bed you’d like to create and then refer to it as you discuss the project details with our landscaping professionals.
As you can see, keeping track of your landscaping efforts in a journal is an invaluable tool for those who are serious about their projects. In part two of our series, we’ll dig a little deeper into some specific elements to include in your landscaping journal. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, contact us at Olympus Landscaping for any of your Draper landscaping needs – from design and installation to maintenance and more! We’re always happy to help.