As we head into the colder winter months, it’s the perfect time to start planning next year’s landscaping projects! Your dream landscaping could be right around the corner.
The new year is a great time to take on new projects and start the ball rolling so that your new, dream landscaping is ready for you to enjoy when the temperature starts to rise. Whether it’s renewing the plantings, installing new trees and shrubbery, or a complete yard makeover, we are Central Ohio’s trusted partner for landscape design and residential landscaping services.
How do I get started designing a new landscaping project?
The first step when considering a new landscaping project is to gather some ideas. You’ll want to get a good idea of how you envision using your space. The easiest way to do this is to look around for inspiration.
If any of your friends, family, or neighbors have recently undertaken a makeover of their outdoor space, consider what they did as a starting point. Perhaps they installed an outdoor kitchen or firepit. Maybe you like the look of their garden beds and plantings. A new pergola may look perfect in your yard too!
Think about if there is anything specific you like or have seen, and take a look online for further inspiration. You may just find the perfect element via a web search. One good idea is to keep a list of your thoughts and links to any photos or web pages that include things you’d like to add to your landscaping design. With good organization, you’ll be in much better shape when it comes time to execute.
Once you have a great inspiration, you’ll want to evaluate your wants and needs. With luck, your inspiration and needs will perfectly align. Things to consider are if you need space for your children, areas for pets, spots that need specialized lighting, and the like. You’ll also want to think about whether or not you want to install things like water features, pools, firepits, or gazebos.
One tip is to start with a list of all the things you need, another list of reasonable wants, and then match the two to see what is truly practical in your space. While we all want to get everything to make the dream come true, practical limitations like space and specific needs should be prioritized. With luck, everything will line up perfectly.
Once I have my list of wants and needs ready, what’s next?
Your next step is to get in touch with a professional landscape designer, like those at Hidden Creek Landscaping. We’ve helped homeowners like you realize their dream yards for over 20 years. We know that our beautiful work speaks for itself, and can’t wait to help you design the yard of your dreams.
The first thing we’ll do is work with you to develop a timeline. Some landscape projects take much longer than others. If you are installing a pool, for instance, the lead time will be far greater than if you aren’t adding any hardscape features. In some cases, prefabricated elements could move the project along faster.
Winter is the best time to get your project lined up and ready to go, especially if you’d like to enjoy your brand new patio in the spring. By putting together the timeline well in advance, you are guaranteed to have your dream yard ready to enjoy when the weather starts to improve.
Once the timeline is in place, it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty of design! Our team are experts in current trends, materials, and have a wealth of experience ready to make sure that your project will be a success. We’ll sit down with you and go through that list of wants and needs, helping you make decisions regarding style and materials.
We’ll help you refine your vision and create a pathway to making your dream come true. Armed with a realistic timeline, solid design, and working together, we’ll make sure that the project stays on schedule.
I’m ready to make my dream landscaping come true!
We love helping homeowners like you turn their dream landscaping into a reality. Our reviews are glowing, and our beautiful work speaks for itself. Give us a call and we’ll provide you with references, then get to work on your design.
Our experts will work closely with you to not only make your vision a reality but also to create an outdoor environment that enhances your lifestyle and home value. We look forward to being your trusted partner, and help make your dreams come true!