A well-landscaped lawn or yard can make a house look better and finished, but thinking about turning your own yard into a beautifully landscaped space can be overwhelming. Furthermore, landscape projects can quickly become very expensive, so that dream yard may seem unattainable. The trick, though, is to break it down into stages so you can have that perfect outdoor space for your Hamilton home. Here’s how.
Don’t do it all at once
Sometimes it’s difficult to be alright with not doing a whole project at once, but doing the landscaping of your yard in stages, or phases, can make it more affordable. Some complete landscaping projects can go up to tens of thousands of dollars by the time it’s all done. Spending all that at once is very overwhelming and out of budget for most homeowners. So doing the project in phases makes it more affordable to execute.
Consider a professional
It can save money to do your landscaping yourself, but it could also end up costing you money in the long run. Professional landscapers can make recommendations based on the yard you have and what you’re going to use the space for. They may also come up with ideas you never even thought of. When it comes to landscaping the yard of your Hamilton home, consider hiring a professional.
Stage One: The Bigger Picture
Take some time, before you break any ground, to make a plan for what you want your yard to look like when all is said and done. It can be easy to just start doing things and try to make them fit together as you go. However, knowing what the end goal is and what you want it to look like can make it easier to break the entire project phases and give you items to work away at to bring everything together.
Stage Two: The Hardscapes
Hardscapes are items like decks and patios that are usually the first piece of the landscaping puzzle. If you are going to need electrical or gas lines to support your new landscaping, these items will be laid before the deck/patio is done as part of the foundation of your landscaping.
The point of doing hardscapes first is that you will still be able to use your backyard even if you don’t do the next phases for a year or so.
Stage Three: Accents and Accessories
The right type of lighting and greenery can add so much to your outdoor space. You may even want to add a fireplace to your outdoor space. If you wish to add any accessories to your outdoor space, this is when you’ll be doing it.
Don’t forget the budget
It’s crucial that you determine what your budget will look like ahead of time. If you don’t consider your budget, it will be very easy just to allow those costs to add up. Hiring a professional may mean your budget doesn’t go as far, but you know the experience they bring will make the finished product look picture-perfect. You can also help your budget go further by completing items over a few years rather than trying to do it all at once.
Contact Evergreen Landscapes today
Do you have landscaping projects that you’re considering for your Hamilton home? Our professional landscapers can help you at each stage of the way. Call us today to speak to a member of our team.