Is the exterior of your home missing something special? Together, we can transform your outdoor living space and landscape surrounding your home into something magical. Bring your outdoor dreams to life with help from our landscape experts and industry-leading products and materials. If you’re not sure where to begin, the ideas in our landscape improvement gallery below can help you to get started. If you have any questions about the landscape ideas below, call or visit our experts at Legends Landscape Supply today.
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STEPS TO PLANNING YOUR LANDSCAPE PROJECT
Is your landscape and the exterior of your home in need of a little TLC? Before you begin your landscape project and possible overhaul, take a look at these steps to help you plan!
- Ideas & Inspiration
Before you start to dig up your garden or shop for new patio stones, you should first get a clear idea of what you want from your landscape. Think about your lifestyle. Do you enjoy entertaining guests outdoors in the summertime? Does your backyard act as a personal getaway for you and your loved ones? Or perhaps your backyard is merely about function and safety, acting as the ideal spot for your kids or grandkids to play with confidence. No matter your needs or wants, there will be a landscape design that will cater to each and every one.
Get inspired! Look at what other homeowners have done with their landscape to get a better idea of what you might want to do with yours. Start with our inspiration gallery above and browse through the rest of our website. Pick up a few landscape or home improvement magazines and see if there are any evergreen trends that you may want to include. You may even want to go for a walk or drive through a nearby neighbourhood and see for yourself what others have done with their outdoor spaces.
- Budget & Research
Ensuring that your landscape project is comfortable and affordable for you is a top priority. At the end of the day, you want to be able to fully enjoy the results without having buyer’s remorse. Creating a complete budget that covers every last detail will help to prepare you for the costs and put enough money aside, so that the project is a comfortable process for you and your family with minimal disruption to your lifestyle.
A great way to start your budget is to research the costs associated with the upgrades and additions that you would like to include. One of the experts at Legends Landscape Supply in Burlington would be more than happy to help you with this process. Once you have a better idea of the prices involved, the quality of products and the quantity that you will require, it will likely be a lot easier for you to create a true budget. Legends Landscape Supply has a handy online material calculator tool that may be of assistance to you.
Keep in mind that with landscape materials and services, you often get what you pay for. If you opt for the cheapest materials and labour on the market, you may wind up with a result that lacks in longevity, quality, functionality, and even safety. Doing research will give you an idea for the going rates in your local market so that you can make a sound decision that will last for years to come.
- Meet with a Landscape Expert
Once you have an idea of what you would like from your landscape and a solid budget, it’s time to meet with a landscape expert. At Legends Landscape Supply, we have a team of experts who can work with your ideas and budget to bring your dream home exterior to life. They can give you a better idea of the solutions and materials available to you, what the process will be like, the timeline for the project, and even help you to create a design.
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- Plan, Prepare & Complete
Work closely with your landscape expert to create a plan for your project. This plan should include a timeline, specific dates for materials to be delivered and work to be completed, and associated costs. Once the plan is in place, you should prepare your home for the materials to be delivered and work to be completed. Remove, clean and store all patio furniture, cover your BBQ and ensure that your lawn, garden and patio/deck areas are clean and free of any clutter. This will make the entire process much easier and more efficient.
If you are having your landscape company or contractor complete the work, ensure that you will be home when they need you to be. Communicate with your team regularly to ensure that all work is complete, the timeline is clear and that any issues are troubleshot properly.
- Maintain & Enjoy!
Once your landscape project is complete, all that is left to do is maintain and enjoy! Be sure to find out what the long-term care and maintenance is, so that you can ensure the quality, durability and longevity of your landscape.
For more information or to get started on your next landscape project, contact our team of experts at Legends Landscape Supply in Burlington today!