Tips On Planning Your Landscape
Posted on Friday April 24, 2009 at 03:55PM
Think about how you will use your landscape. Will you entertain and BBQ, do you need a childrens play area, are you a gardener? Ask yourself what you want to see in your yard and include things like fences, decks, patios, fire pits arbors, seating & grass areas, sprinkler system, plants & trees.
Set a budget. Allow about 10% - 20% of your home value. If this seems like a lot, remember that it includes fences, decking, grading and landscape. Also consider that appropriate landscape improvements are estimated to return 100 - 200% of their cost when a home is sold.
Look at books and magazines for ideas to show your landscaper. Keep a file of what you like and what you don't like. It will help you achieve your goal.
Think about how much time each week you can allot to maintenance needs.
Author: Sweet Landscaping