When done right, a landscape redesign can improve your curb appeal and increase your property value. Proper planning is key to achieving your desired results and ensuring a smooth process along the way. Here is how you can start your landscape redesign project off on the right foot:
Keys to a Successful Landscape Redesign Project
Decide the Purpose of Your Landscape
The first thing you should do before beginning any project is define what you intend to do with the space. Do you plan to use your outdoor area for entertaining guests, as a plant garden or a play area for your pets and kids? The purpose of your landscape will determine its size, the type of plants and whether you will need additional structures.
For example, if you’re tailoring your landscape for entertainment, you will need to consider space for fire pits and sufficient lighting for evenings. Where there are going to be kids and pets, the type of plants and structures you choose need to be safe for them.
Envision Your New Landscape
Knowing what you want will help you focus and provides a sense of direction for your project. Take a look at your yard and note what you want to remove, keep and add. You need to have a clear vision of how you want your landscape to look and what you need to achieve it. Look online for ideas about layout, color, plants, and overall design – you can even create a Pinterest board to keep all of your ideas in one place.
Know Your Budget
Having a budget helps you define your priorities and better separate your “wants” from “must-haves”. Keep in mind that you don’t have to do everything at once. You can remodel your landscape one phase at a time. Having a budget and sticking to it will give you the financial security you need to complete your landscape project successfully. Be sure to factor in unforeseen expenses to ensure you don’t go over budget if a last-minute need for materials, equipment, etc. arises.
Hire a Professional
There are lots of landscaping experts you can hire to work on your project. A good landscaping designer will listen to you, give you advice and recommend ideas that match your taste and the style of your home. Getting the help of an expert will help you in the successful planning and execution of your new ideas.
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