Committing to a landscape remodel is a big decision and involves a lot of time, effort, and money. Thus, before deciding to turn your yard into a space you love, make sure you are well prepared by asking yourself these questions in advance.
What is the purpose of my project?
This is an important question to start with because many other answers depend on it. Figure out precisely what you want your outdoor space to be used for. Is it intended to be kid-centered or an adult oasis? Pin-pointing the end goal helps drive your progress the whole way through.
Will my project require a contractor, or can I do it all myself?
You must understand whether your project goes beyond your DIY limits or not. Hiring a contractor for a portion of your project might be an option as well, but make sure you know diving in headfirst.
What is my budget?
Of course, understanding your budget is critical. Make sure you measure and plan this piece ahead of time, and leave room for any unexpected issues that may come up.
What is my time frame?
Not only do you need to prepare yourself mentally for how long your backyard may appear less-than-presentable, but there are other things to consider as well. For example, will the rainy spring weather inhibit your progress? Will you have enough time to get the project done before you want your yard ready? Keep in mind, the last thing you want to do is start a project you can't finish!
Is the project too big for me?
If you've realized that the landscape remodel you would like is greatly outside of your abilities, it may be time to hire a professional! Give Alderwood a call if your landscape requires a design and several elements--we would love to help make your dream a reality!!Call Us