To design a more complex landscape, you have to draw plans to scale. And to do that, you need reasonably accurate measurements of your site. After you've gathered your measurements, you transfer them to paper. Assuming your property is relatively flat, not too big, and fairly limited in complexity, you can easily measure the site yourself.
If your property is complex or if you need more-detailed information (for your own use or to fulfill requirements of agencies that you may be submitting your plans to), hire a licensed land surveyor. These professionals aren't cheap, but they work to a much higher degree of accuracy than you (or I) ever will.
Follow these steps, and in just an hour or so, you'll have a fairly accurate set of measurements:
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.