Understand Your Site Plan for a Better Landscape Design

The site plan represents the overall design for a landscape and is the primary tool used by the landscape architect to lay out the space. Landscape architects, such as the ones at Heinen, are trained to create the design in plan view as one of the first phases in the design process. This article from Houzz explains the process in greater detail.

What is a site plan? The site plan shows the proposed landscape design and includes relevant existing conditions. It shows the overall layout and placement of the major design elements. Depending on the size of your property, the site plan may be detailed enough to show paving patterns, or it may show only layout lines for paved surfaces. The drawing is created at a standard scale. The scale of the drawing depends on how large the property is and how much detail needs to be shown.