If undertaking a landscape construction project is on your to-do list for your Hamilton home in the New Year, then congratulations! You have taken the first step to a beautiful backyard oasis that you and your family will be able to enjoy for years to come. That being said, however, the process itself is not without some inconveniences.

Here are a few of the things you can expect when your landscaping construction project begins:

1. It could get a little noisy.

Landscape construction projects usually require the use of power tools such as saws and sometimes even heavy equipment. Fortunately, most landscaping crews are considerate and will not get started too early in the morning or work too late at night. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbours.

2. It could get a little messy.

In most cases, your outdoor space is going to look worse before it looks better. That’s because, as supplies come in, you may have hardscape materials piled up around your yard. You may also have soil and other materials that may look unsightly during the beginning stages. If materials have to be removed from your yard, it may be necessary to put a disposal bin in your driveway or nearby. The good news is that landscaping crews will clean up after themselves as much as is reasonably possible at the end of each shift.

3. There may be some safety considerations.

The team that is carrying out your landscaping construction project will be well trained in all the necessary protocols for the job site, but this may not be true for you and your family. There may be heavy equipment or uneven ground that might pose a hazard. Be sure to keep children and pets away from the job site until your project is completed.

4. Delays can happen.

Even though contractors do their best to give you an estimate of when your project will be complete, delays can and do happen. Because landscaping work is often dependent on weather, it can sometimes be hard to predict when a job will be complete – particularly if we experience an extended period of inclement weather. Other factors that can slow down progress are supply issues or if you request certain changes to the project after it gets underway.

5. It’s good to be proactive.

Especially if the landscape construction project you are doing is a major one, there can be concerns about noise, dust, and even street parking for the crews. These things can affect your neighbours as well as yourself.

To be considerate to your neighbours – and possibly avoid getting complaints – it is a good idea to let them know ahead of time that the project will be happening.

Contact Evergreen Landscapes today!

Are you thinking about a landscape construction project for your Hamilton or Burlington home? If so, we would love the opportunity to beautify your backyard. Contact us today for a consultation and a free quote.