If you’re not utilizing your outdoor space or if your current yard is in disrepair, you might be considering a backyard makeover. Not only will a beautiful and functional landscape provide a great place for your family’s outdoor living, it will also boost curb appeal and increase your home’s resale value. Whether you want a complete yard overhaul or to add a few upgraded landscaping features, here is some information to help you get started.
Create a plan for your landscaping.
The biggest mistake homeowners make when attempting to DIY landscaping is taking a piecemeal approach to the project, working on one part of the year or installing one feature at a time without having a clear plan for the entire yard. This can make a yard look disjointed and sloppy, will take you more time than anticipated and could do more harm than good.
When you work with a professional landscaping company, they will create a landscape design plan that will encompass everything you want included in your final landscape. Taking your ideas and making suggestions, the landscape designer will create a graphic plan, so you can visualize the finished result. The plan will include every new landscaping feature and the construction process, so you have a clear idea of what will happen in your yard from start to finish. Check out these landscape design ideas for inspiration.
Set a budget.
Part of making that master plan is creating a reasonable budget for the project. When you tell the designer how much you want to spend on the project, it will give them a better idea of what landscaping features to incorporate in the final design and which to leave out. They will be able to help you create the yard of your dreams, stretching your dollar so you get the most value out of your exterior renovation and your needs for function and aesthetics are met.
Consider doing a little at a time.
While doing one project at a time can be disastrous without a design plan, it is doable with one in place. If you want, decide to do one large project each season over the next few years until the yard is complete. Since you have that master plan, you can rest assured knowing that each landscape feature will flow with the rest, even if you decide to do them one at a time.
Invest in professional landscape installation.
The landscapers in Edmonton can take care of your small or large-scale landscaping project as well as offer landscape design services. A reputable landscaper will act as a project manager for your backyard makeover, ensuring that every stage of the job is done in the right order and that installation of new features are done correctly. Seasoned landscape professionals will help you stay on schedule and on budget and can quickly and efficiently trouble shoot any issues that might come up during the project.
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