The View. Something that is often easily overlooked in the design process.
Try sitting and looking out onto your landscape from every room in your home. Take note of what you see and then imagine what you WANT to see. Make sure to have plan views that show the inside looking out at different places in your home and different angles. You want your landscape to be just as pleasing from inside your home as it is from the outside of your home. You want the view to be spectacular.
This will help in creating a complete landscape plan. You may think something looks good on the outside but discover it blocks a little more light from the inside or detracts from the view. This way you visualize all aspects of each part of the landscape plan before you’ve even started.