Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Now is the Right Time to Plan Your Landscape

Now is the Right Time to Plan Your Landscape
Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape wants you to know why now is the right time to plan your landscape. We have been working with homeowners across Denver for over 26 years to create low maintenance, beautiful outdoor spaces to be enjoyed all year round. If you would like to spend more time in your yard, start a vegetable patch, create a child-friendly area or just add some color, we can help. Our team has the expertise and tools to allow your landscape to reach its full potential.

Planning your landscape and design in advance offers many transform your vision into reality. Even if you don't have the time or the money to make the modifications right now, having a realistic plan will give you a solid goal to work towards.

Some homeowners completely renovate their landscape all at once, whereas others prefer to make changes little by little over time. Whichever method you choose, a plan has its advantages. If you have a vision for your outdoor space, putting the details down on paper, listing out the materials needed, and calculating the costs can help to for your outdoor space will allow you to do this efficiently and cost effectively. What you want to avoid are some fundamental mistakes like investing in a lawn, only to have to rip it up once you realize the need for a sprinkler system to be installed underground.

Consulting with a landscaping expert and drawing up a detailed plan will ensure you avoid overspending or unrealistic expectations. Making a to-scale map of your property and designating the areas you want for to be lawn, decking, stone pathways, planters, and social areas will help you visualize the result.

Remember to check your yard for the areas of sun and shade throughout one entire day. Knowing this information will help with the placement of plants.

When planning your garden, another factor that must be considered is the climate. Incorporating plants that thrive naturally in your climate will mean you have less maintenance and lower water bills. Look around at your neighbors' landscaping designs for inspiration and to get an idea of what looks good and what doesn't in your area.

Some landscaping features like gas fire pits, automated sprinkler systems, and outdoor lighting require the installation of underground pipes or wiring. This should be done first to cause minimal disruption of your yard's landscaping as it progresses. With a detailed plan for your landscape, you can create a personally designed space for entertaining, outdoor activities, spending time with kids or pets, hobby gardening and much more.

While you should always plan before starting any landscaping project, we believe that right now is the best time to plan your landscape. In the following summer months, you will probably have more time to spend out in your yard working on landscape upgrades, and you can take advantage of the fine weather and long days to get the work done quickly and comfortably.


For expert help in planning your home landscaping project and bringing it to completion at an affordable cost, can contact Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape.