At The Site Group, we often encounter landscaping projects that may seem overwhelming or complicated for our clients. If you are looking forward to a landscaping refresh or renovation, but would like to spread the project out over several years, we are happy to help. Let’s talk about how landscaping packages can follow a phased approach.
The best approach to these projects is to stay organized amidst the chaos. Whether it’s for budgeting or timing reasons, a phased landscape project may be the right fit for you. Phased landscape design plans set apart chunks of time for certain aspects of your landscaping efforts, so the process proceeds systematically but at a pace that’s comfortable for you and your family.
Here are steps to keep in mind to comfortably continue along your landscaping journey.
Assess Your Space
Before beginning your process, ask yourself the important questions. Which of your goals are you completely confident you’ll have room for, or you’re completely committed to? Prioritize these elements first and foremost. As you work with your landscape designer, your team will consider factors like the existing vegetation, soil conditions, topography, sunlight exposure, drainage patterns and any other features unique to your space.
Define Your Goals
Begin with a goal in mind for your space: the overall aesthetic, the materials you’d like to use and the amenities you desire most like a pool, firepit, seating areas and greenery. Additionally, assess your budget and think about how much you’re willing to spend on each element. We’ll help you keep everything in mind and help plan landscaping packages that don’t overstep your boundaries or overwhelm you.
Divide Into Phases
Consider which elements of your plans are more important than others, and which ones you’d tackle in phases. For each phase, note which element you’d like to assess. For example, phase 1 could include introductory processes such as site preparation and grading and the installation of hardscaping elements. Phase 2 might include adding a pergola or firepit. Continue this list as you see fit with your own personal process. We’ll help you along the way.
Implementation and Review
Begin implementing each phase of your plan one at a time. Keep a close eye on progress, making adjustments as necessary, and be sure to regularly review your plan to ensure it aligns with your evolving needs and preferences.
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A landscaping plan doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Unlike other home projects, like a kitchen remodel, you can take your time adding elements and still have use of the space in the meantime.
If you need help along the way on your landscaping journey, feel free to contact us for a consultation. We’ll help you set up your phased plan and take some stress off your shoulders.