Once the winter season rolls around, most people put landscaping out of their minds. The ground is frozen, covered in snow, and there aren’t any plants alive. However, in reality, it’s the perfect time to think about your landscaping for the spring season. Whether you’re looking to retain your current design and get your scheduling in early, or you’re looking to spice up your yard, winter is a great time to start planning your landscape design and getting in contact with your landscape company. What should you know before calling?
Budget, Budget, Budget
The first thing that you should always consider before you call about landscaping is what your budget is. It doesn’t matter if you have a small budget or a huge budget, what matters is that you know how much you’d like to spend on your landscape design project. You might be thinking: I don’t know how much things cost, how can I say how much I want to spend? That’s where Outdoor Innovations comes in. When you give us an idea of your budget, and we ask you a few questions about what you’re looking for within the design, we can give you suggestions of different items that might work best for this design. If one is too expensive, there are alternatives that you might like just as much. This is why it’s important to know the overall budget instead of basing it on the price of each product.
How Do You Intend to Use Your Yard?
If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas for your yard, or even a budget, one of the first questions to ask is how you plan to use your yard. Will you host parties? Is the back patio just for you and your spouse? Do you have children? Pets? Do you like to barbecue or have campfires? All of these questions lead you to features that might make sense for your yard. Just considering the basics of your family and your lifestyle will help you create the basic idea that you want for your landscape design. Once you have that picked out, we can help you work on style, materials, and more. If you don’t know what you’re looking for at all, we can also help! Just give us a call and we’re happy to guide you through some questions.
Lastly, you should know the process at Outdoor Innovations. At Outdoor Innovations, we offer free estimates. After you schedule an appointment, Ken comes out to your house for a site consultation. He also measures the design if that’s needed. He asks you a few questions about what you’re interested in and gets an idea of your budget. He then goes back to the office and draws up a proposal and works on the design. The design can either be in 2D or 3D, just depending on the scale of the job and if that’s necessary. When the design and proposal are complete, Ken will meet again with you at either your home or our office to approve.
Looking for Ideas for Spring? Call Outdoor Innovations!
Outdoor Innovations is happy to work with you to design the landscape of your dreams this winter (or any time). Contact us for more information about our process, and to make the most of this cold winter season. Don’t wait until March or April when every landscaping company is in high demand! Get your plans in early for the coming spring!