If you’ve just moved into a new home, or if you’re planning a move to a new home in 2013, you’re starting with a fresh canvas, so to speak, in terms of your lawn and garden. Your first step should be to evaluate every nook and cranny of your property’s exterior to determine its potential. At this stage, you should keep an open mind and dare to dream; with a little creativity and the right know-how, you can create just about anything you can imagine. Once you’ve figured out what you want to do, the next step is to create a master plan, and the final step is to put your plan into action.
Sketching or drawing your planned layout is only part of your master plan; you should also have an idea how you’re going to implement your vision, step by step, and how much each step will cost. Careful budgeting and a comprehensive step-by-step outline are the keys to turning your Calgary landscaping dreams into a reality. Many lawn and garden experts suggest you should phase in your plan over an extended period of time — measured in years, not months — depending on its complexity. If all you want is to grow a thick, green lawn, you can certainly accomplish that over the course of a single spring and summer, but if you’re looking to segment your space with grass, rock gardens, vegetable gardens, flower beds, hedges and other accentuations, don’t try to do it all at once. You’ll end up having to make some difficult decisions, going over budget and, in all likelihood, be faced with a final product that’s nothing like what you originally envisioned.
That’s why the final phase of your plan — its implementation — is so important. Here, you need to figure out which improvements to make, and when. Not only that, but you also need to create and operate within budgets for each phase of your lawn and garden makeover. This is the part that people tend to have the most trouble with, so if you need help or guidance, don’t hesitate to call on an expert.
At Mirage Landscaping, we provide Calgary-area homeowners with affordable, courteous, professional lawn and garden maintenance services. We have the expertise and the know-how to turn your Calgary landscaping dreams into a reality. If you’d like to learn more about our Calgary landscaping services, or if you’d like our help forming the master plan for your new home’s yard and garden, please contact us.