Have you recently moved in to a brand-new house and are wanting to plan your landscaping options? First of all, congratulations on your new home! Whether this is your first purchase or a move to a better fit for you and your family, the transition into a new property is an exciting time. There’s plenty of opportunities to customize your space to fit the needs and wants of your family. Designing a solid landscaping is a surefire way to ensure your comfort, as well as future property value. As local experts with over 45 years combined landscaping experience, as well as close relationships with several home builders, GDB has compiled a list of tips to keep in mind when it comes to landscaping your new space. Check out our recommendations below!
Plan for Success
The most crucial part of any landscaping project starts before any ground is broken. The first step in the process is to sit down and consider the following:
Your budget: Having a clear idea of what your overall spend limit is will help both you and your landscaping team narrow down available design options and materials for your project, as well as prioritize which aspects should come first.
Bylaws: At the end of the day, you’ll need to make sure your projected revision align with your local bylaws to avoid any complications. Luckily, any reputable contractor should be well versed in the latest requirements and will be able to help you avoid any mishaps.
Future Goals: One of the best aspect of any new home is the wide potential you have for the future. Consider what you’d like to have in the next year, 5 years, and beyond, and build around your long-term goals in addition to your short-term needs.
Think About Lighting
One of the easiest ways to brighten up (no pun intended) a new lot is to add additional lighting in key areas, including gardens, walkways and entryways.
Design with Function in Mind
Save time and money by building your plans based off of functionality as much as aesthetic purposes. As tempting as it might be to start off with stunning visual pieces, typically the best place to begin with new homes are the basic: repairs, updates, and finessing of existing features. This will help guarantee the safety and comfort of your new home, as well as giving you the room to incorporate more “fun” projects down the road!
Keep the ‘Flow’ Moving
Your landscaping plans should aim to create a well-crafted sense of “flow” throughout your property. Before adding any major features like a fire pit, stream, BBQ area, etc. consider how your family normally utilizes the space, and how your proposed addition would best fit into your current space.
Looking for more info on landscaping your new home? Contact our team of experts today!