Be sure to give your plan time to evolve. You'll find that ideas may seem limited at first, but that they multiply as you play with them and they interact with each other. (See pages 22 and 24 for hints on generating ideas.)
You'll want to decide early on if there's a single landscape style—formal, natural, English cottage, etc.—you'd like to adopt. To help you with this decision, check to see whether your ideas seem to be tending in one direction. Once you've selected a style, you can more readily choose and reject ideas. This saves you time and helps you develop a more unified design.
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