Landscaping Design Advice

One of the best decisions you can make to increase the value of your home is to plan out and install a new landscaping design in your yards.  By adding a proper and well laid out landscaping design to your front yard or backyard you are investing in the future sale price of your home.  Furthermore, you are creating the perfect escape where you can relax and “chill” without ever leaving home!  However, before you begin moving earth in order to accomplish your landscaping goals there are a few things you should think about in order to make sure your next landscaping job goes off without a hitch.

Before Your Start Landscaping

In order to begin your next landscaping job it is important to consider a couple things:

  1. Lay out all of the things you want to include in your next job: Write down your list of items you want to see in your yard, or patio, or where things are going to be laid out.  By doing this you will get a better estimate on cost and it will ensure that you are not going to run in to space problems in the future.
  2. Determine Layout:  Walk your yard and see if there are any necessary elements you have to include in your yard.  For instance, will your yard need a retaining wall in order to prevent flooding?  Does your yard need fence repair?  If you do brick paver patio, are there low spots that will make the bricks not line up so you have to dig out the area to make it flat?  By planning out all the elements you HAVE to do in your yard then you will not have any surprises by hidden costs or elements.  When it comes to this step you can also choose to use a local landscaping service in your area so that they can weigh in on what you need.
  3. Plan Your Theme:  One of the biggest mistakes that some homeowners make is by throwing things in their yard because they “look cool”.  There is no cohesive design, theme, element, or focal point, just cool items. This is fine but when there is a cohesive design element in your landscaping job with a good focal point then you will find that your yard will look infinitely better than random “neat looking” items. This also helps with keeping the cost of your landscaping design down because you will identify items you need versus items that you can probably live without.
  4. Equipment Access and Time:  Timing for your landscaping job is important.  This is because there is going to be time that you need to rent equipment for your landscaping job.  Some landscaping jobs require bigger equipment rentals in order to makes sure the job gets done faster and on time.  These can include excavators, or loaders, and specific attachments for those. When it comes to renting equipment then they might only be available at a specific time.  That is why, after you have laid out all the elements you want to include in your next landscaping job, laid out the items you want to have, you can identify the equipment you need, and plan at what time you can get that equipment.  This is also where a professional landscaping service can help you.  They have equipment on hand and know local resources to get your landscaping job done faster.
  5. Permits:  So you have laid out what you want, you know what you have to need, you know the equipment necessary, now it is time to figure out if you need permits in order to do this job.  Some local ordinances and some local communities require you to submit work orders and paperwork with the city hall before you start a landscaping job.  One of the easiest to figure out if you need to do this is just to call the local city hall and ask.  It’s better to check first then it is to just do because no one wants to get hit with a hefty fine in the middle of a project.


Local Landscaping Services

It is true that there are certain elements you can do yourself when it comes to landscaping.  However, if you are considering an entire new rendition of your yard and need help look into a local landscaping company to work with you every step of the way.  Local landscaping services have the experience on the knowledge of local towns to make sure your next project goes off without a hitch.