How to map a small town?

How can I best map my town and surroundings?

I have looked into other areas and how it’s being mapped there but still, I really wonder how to procede properly. It seems like for many things there’s no consensus on how to map it properly and you can basically decide for yourself.

  • should I map each tree of my town?
  • should I add the hedges and grasses in the backyard (fronyard) of the buildings?

From what I found it says, I can map them but if I map grass my town will be green and not “residential color” anymore and there won’t be any differentiation between residential and industrial area. Some thoughts about how far one should go when mapping would be highly appreciated!

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