Ready for winter to be over? If you need a fun distraction to get your mind off the cold weather, start dreaming of your perfect landscape now! The winter is the best time to consider home improvements or enhancements that will help spruce up the design of your backyard. Beginning the brainstorming process now will help you make the most of your property once the warmer weather arrives. Here are some ways to get started!
Understand Your Budget
Before you jump into the design phase, it’s important to map out your budget so you know exactly how much you have to work with. Any home improvement can quickly escalate if you’re not clear and careful with the budget. When creating yours, we recommend leaving about 10 percent for extra wiggle room.
Consider the Whole Picture
We’re all spending more time at home these days, which is why there’s never been a better time to invest in your landscape to make it suit your needs best. Whether it’s giving the kids an area to play, creating the perfect outdoor hub for entertaining, or a cozy nook where you can lounge and unwind, think of how your landscape can best serve you. When you consider the whole picture and get clear on your vision, it makes the process easier and more fun! To get some inspiring ideas, hop on to Pinterest or browse through garden magazines for examples.
Determine Your Needs Vs. Wants
It’s good practice to take note of your wants versus your needs so you can prioritize and compromise. Some of your needs could include repairing the lawn or damaged patio stones and walkways, whereas your wants could include a new garden, water feature, or a lavish patio area complete with an outdoor fire pit. You will need to prioritize and compromise in reference to your budget.
Hire the Right Landscaping Company
Figuring out what you want and need is only half the battle. The other half is finding the right landscaping company to transform your dream design into reality. Book in your team as soon as possible to avoid competing for dates during the busy spring and summer months.
At Hansen Lawn & Gardens, we have been helping homeowners across Ottawa create their dream landscape designs since 1988, and we can do the same for you. Get in touch today to get started!