Spring is finally here! You’ve spent all winter planning for that new patio you want to build or the pond you want to install, and now the sun is out long enough that you can put those plans to action.
Here are four simple steps you can take to bring your dream landscaping project to life:
- Choose one area to focus.
It’s easy to want to transform every square acre you own overnight, but we recommend selecting one area to rejuvenate at a time. Not only does this prevent your home from turning into a construction zone, but it will give you more control of your budget. The worst thing that could happen when landscaping is starting too many projects and not having the ability to truly finish any of them. Once you have selected a specific area you want to upgrade…
- Figure out what you want to do.
You’ve picked the part of your land you want to improve, so now comes the fun part – figuring out what you want to do with it. Maybe you want to plant some decorative groundcover along your driveway. Or maybe your patio is in need of some TLC. Get creative! But while you’re planning…
- Create a budget.
Figure out roughly how much you want to spend on your dream project, as well as the maximum you’re willing to spend. Your budget should include the costs of supplies and labor (you’ll want a professional!).
- Hire a professional landscape designer.
You’ll want someone who is certified, trained, and experienced to help you get your dream project started. Professionals bring years of knowledge in proper plant selections for your specific project, planning the space, correct installation procedures, recommendations… the list of added benefits is endless. A landscape designer will protect your hard-earned dollars and help you get the most out of your budget.
What are you waiting for?! Get crackin’!