As you stay warm and cozy inside looking out at the messy winter weather, landscape designing is likely the last thing on your mind. But if you’ve been thinking about making some upgrades to your yard, now is actually the perfect time to start dreaming about your summer landscape. Here’s how you can beat the winter blues by planning for the warmer weather now.
Address Any Problem Areas or Safety Issues
Whether it’s uneven terrain, poor drainage, a lackluster lawn or a lifeless looking gardenscape, now is ideal for taking note of those problematic issues that you noticed last summer. Start to consider the solutions and objectives of your landscape. Do you need a new fence for the pool? Are there certain plants you’d love to include in the yard? Have you been dreaming of adding a water feature? Or maybe you could use a new patio for hosting those summer BBQs. Sit down and write down all of your ideas to start with.
Know Your Budget
Next up is knowing how much you can spend on your project. The cost can vary greatly depending on the types of features you want to incorporate in the design. So be mindful of your wants versus needs and prioritize them according to your budget. Whether you plan to hire a landscaper or do it yourself, make sure to determine these important details during this stage as well.
Get Clear on Your Vision
Aside from taking your mind off of the winter weather, planning your summer landscape can also be fun! You can sift through landscaping magazines, watch garden shows, look for ideas on Pinterest – there are countless ways to get ideas for your garden and determine what you really want to achieve. The clearer you can get on this, the easier it will be. You can also consult with a landscape designer to help.
Book a Landscaper
Summer is, of course, high season for landscapers. So, if you’re planning to hire one, be sure to book your date before the spring arrives. That way, you can get it all done in time to enjoy it during the summer weekends.
Hansen Lawn and Garden has been helping homeowners achieve their dream landscape designs for decades, and we can help you too. Whether you’re looking to simply inquire, need some advice or are ready to create a stunning landscape, give us a call. We’d be happy to assist you!