While you’re cooped up inside looking out at your snow-covered yard, there’s no better time to start planning for your spring landscape. Here are our top tips on what to consider, and how to get started so you can get a jump start once the winter weather finally passes.
Assess Any Current Issues with Your Landscape
With ample time to waste indoors, why not use it to really think about your landscape? Specifically, consider any issues that you’ve noticed with it during the past summer. Maybe it was the lack of patio space, poor drainage, dead turf, or crumbling hardscapes. Also, consider your objectives and what you’d like to achieve with your new and improved design. Creating an attractive and practical landscape that suits your wants and needs starts right here, so give it some thought to initiate your plans.
Outline Your Budget
Once you have a good idea of your needs and wants, it’s time to consider how much you can allot to your garden revamp. Once you determine what you can spend, think about your plan of attack. Will you be hiring a professional crew or will this be a DIY thing? Outlining your budget will help you figure out these important details so you can move forward with the next steps.
Landscaping projects can vary greatly depending on the features that you want to include. And having an ambitious plan with a limited budget can be challenging. Determine your priorities to make this stage easier. But remember, landscaping projects don’t have to be completed all in one go. They can be done in stages which can add more flexibility to your budget.
Spend Time Researching
Take advantage of the extended winter evenings and have some fun researching ideas. If you’re not quite sure of what you want, scour garden websites, watch a landscaping show, or check out Pinterest or garden magazines to find some notes of inspiration. Once you have some ideas of what you’re aiming for, a landscape designer can work with you to crystallize your vision.
Book a Landscaper
If you’re planning on hiring a crew to handle the project, the spring and summer months are, of course, the busiest for most landscaping companies. But you can beat the rush and lock in your dates with your preferred contractor beforehand. This will give you a big jump start so you can have your landscape ready to enjoy during the summer rather than looking out at a yard that’s under construction.
Grow Green is your one-stop-shop for all of your landscaping needs. If you’re looking for a professional, reliable landscaping crew to handle your garden revamp this spring, give us a call today.