You’ve decided to renovate your garden. There is going to be a lot to think about before you get started. The planning stage of your garden renovation is extremely important. It sets the foundation for the work that’s to follow. Without a proper plan in place and the details hammered out, a complete garden renovation is more than likely to hit a few bumps in the road. Everything from your budget to the best time of year to renovate needs to be taken into consideration for your garden overhaul to be a success. Here is some helpful advice on planning your garden renovation!
Set a budget
How much money you are willing to spend on your garden renovation? If you’re worried you won’t be able to afford the renovation you’ve been dreaming about, put it off until you’re sure you can afford what you want. Settling for a renovation you are not going to be 100% happy with will end up costing when you have to renovate again. Contacting a professional landscaping company will be helpful in determining a rough amount you could be looking at. Once you’ve established a limit as to how much you’d like to spend, start planning!
Do some research
Researching garden renovations is never a bad idea. Dig around the internet for ideas and helpful tips. The internet is worldwide of course. Zero in on renovations that are appropriate for our climate. Have there been any recent garden renovations in your neighbourhood? In the case of the latter, you can even ask if you can come over and see the new renovation for yourself.
What time of year is it?
Though you may not think it, the timing of your garden renovation is crucial to its success. Are you planning a spring renovation and thinking of starting in April? Stop! Start a few months earlier in order to make sure you don’t end up rushing the planning stages. If it’s the fall season you want to spruce up your garden for, start planning and preparing during the summer. People often underestimate just how long a garden renovation of any size can take, don’t let this happen to you!
Bring in a pro
To really want to make the most of your planning stage, enlist the help of a professional landscaping company. Talking to an experienced expert about what you are looking for, can easily be the best choice you make! Ask questions about renovations they’ve worked on in the past, get to know them on a personal level and treat them as you would a friend; all of this is going to help establish a close working relationship with your hired professional that will go a long way when planning your new garden.
Consider your lifestyle
Think about the kind of lifestyle you have at your home when planning a garden renovation. Look at your front and back yard and think about what you and your family typically enjoy doing in those spaces. Do you like to throw summer parties in the backyard? Consider things like where your barbeque is located, or where you usually entertain your guests, and how many people you want to host. Combinations of turf, plantings (softscape) and patio (hardscape) areas all go into the planning. Do your kids like to play in the front yard? Plan a garden that’s not going to get in their way.
Follow this advice and you’ll feel a lot less intimidated when it comes time to plan your next garden renovation. And remember, if you are ever unsure of anything, contacting a professional is always your best lifeline!