Top Landscaping Questions
January is the perfect time of year to start your landscaping research. Whether browsing online, reading books from the library, or sifting through home and garden magazines for inspiration, winter is perfect for planning your spring projects.
Let’s get started. Feeling overwhelmed by so many resources and opinions? The Green Thumb Landscaping team has been helping homeowners update and upgrade their landscaping for decades; we know the questions to consider.
In this post, we will list key questions to ask yourself (and your family) to help determine your landscaping wants and needs. Once you have the answers, you’ll be ready to start the discussion with us. Don’t wait to call! Once spring arrives, you’ll want the work to begin.
Top Landscaping Questions
- What do you like about your current landscaping?
Note any areas or elements of your landscaping that you enjoy and don’t want to change. For example, if you like the shape of your garden beds or the way your pathways connect, that is important information to relay to your landscaper.
- What do you dislike about your current landscaping?
Note things that you either don’t want to keep or would like to adjust. For example, maybe the elevation between your deck and your yard is troublesome or you don’t like the blooming times of your perennials. Knowing which elements you don’t want to retain is just as important to professional landscapers as understanding which elements you do want to keep.
- What would you like to add?
Have you always wanted a larger patio area for entertaining, a pathway to connect areas of your grounds, or more privacy from the neighbours? Write down all your wishes and goals so Green Thumb can incorporate those features into your new landscaping.
- What would you like to remove?
Are there trees, shrubs, perennials, walkways, decks, or retaining walls that have always frustrated you or that you don’t like the look of? Or, perhaps you are allergic to a particular plant that is on your property and you would like to see it removed. There are countless reasons to remove gardening elements.
- Do you have favourite colours?
Do you have favourite colours that you would like to incorporate into your landscape? Maybe you would like colours that work with the colour of your home. Consider colours you like and don’t like when thinking about your upgrade.
- Would you like to increase your privacy?
Do you need more privacy from your neighbours? Adding trees, shrubs, or tall grasses can define your space, creating a natural wall that looks attractive year-round.
- How about space to entertain?
Are you lacking space to entertain? Do you want to enhance your existing space? Perhaps you’ve always wanted space for a dining table and lounge area. Maybe you would like to have separate areas on your grounds for different events — a spot to read, a place to eat, and even an area to play with the kids or grandkids.
There is so much to consider when looking to upgrade and update your landscaping. Knowing the questions is as important as knowing the answers. Once you have determined the answers to these important questions, give Green Thumb Landscaping a call — we will work with you to ensure that your new landscaping will be fabulous.