What is the best way to get started with my landscaping?
The first thing you should do is get an exact measurement of the area of your yard you want to landscape. Write it down, draw a rough outline of your yard, and mark any areas where there are or may be underground cables or water pipes. Make a sketch of all the different areas in your yard and mark their characteristics down on paper. Write down which area gets the most sun, which gets the most shade, which area has poor soil or drainage. This will all help decide what you can do with that area.