Happy New Year! If you’re like most people living on planet Earth, the new year makes you reflect on moments from the previous year as well as look forward in anticipation of the year ahead. In your life, you focus on the current “season” you’re in, working to persevere through the tough times, and, hopefully, learn to better appreciate the good times while you’re still in them.

In the same spirit of thinking ahead, your lawn needs preparation for the coming weather seasons, too. Spring will be here before you know it, and good spring landscaping will set the tone for the rest of the year.

Good landscaping involves big picture thinking.

So where do you start when planning for the future? By looking at the now! Does your home currently have a deck, patio, children’s play area or even a water feature?

If not, which do you want the most? For now, let’s say your priority is to add beautiful landscaping around your deck.

Here are some questions you might ask yourself:

1. Do I want formal or informal style?

2. What are my favorite colors?

3. Will I want to maintain the landscaping myself?

4. What do I like most about my yard/deck area that I can build on?

No matter which project comes first in your mind, making a list like this will help you to better strategize your approach, as well as spark creativity around your main ideas. Getting your project in scope is just the start to planning a new landscaping feature. It might seem like a lot of work, but don’t worry.

One thing that won’t change with each new year is that we are always here to help! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!