by Client Care
on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 4:15pm.
If you have been thinking your backyard looks a bit drab and it’s not just due to the season, you should consider taking on some renovations once the spring hits. But don’t wait until mid May to start planning, you should be working out the logistics now and budgeting where possible. This is especially true if you will be contracting out for the work because most landscaping companies get busy once spring fever hits. Here’s what you need to be doing now in order to plan efficiently for your upcoming spring/summer backyard and patio renovation.
First of all invoking your inner spirit of spring and summer will help you start to visualize what exactly you hope to accomplish in your outdoor space. Although the sky is the limit, it is not very practical to wish for things outside your budget, so get real and figure out just how much money you are willing to invest. Budgeting for your projects ahead of time will insure you don’t have to cut corners later on because of lack of funds.
Next, you want to decide if you will be completing the improvements yourself or if you will be hiring out for them. This is also a great place to be realistic. Remember these renovations should be considered an asset to the home and need to be completed correctly. If you are not a professional, you want to make sure you have the ability to complete projects the right way otherwise, you need to hire a pro. Some projects might even require applying for permits and will have to meet codes, so this is definitely not the right time to take on a project you do not have experience with. With that being said, projects that are simple you should totally plan to do yourself. Not only will this save you money but it will be a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the nice days of early spring.
Once you have the logistics figured out, its time to start whatever small projects can be accomplished before the major ones need to be started. For instance, on a nice late winter day in any one of Colorado’s Front Range communities like Parker, cleaning out gutters, removing dead foliage, and picking up trash or waste can be accomplished easily without freezing. You can also start thinking about preparing your lawn for seeding so you can take advantage of the wettest months of the year. Another thing you will want to do is keep your eyes open for early spring sales. Once they start putting out fertilizer, potting soil, and lawn ornaments you will probably be able to find some great deals before the rush of spring is in full swing. If you start applying these suggestions today your spring backyard renovation project will be easier than you ever imagined and you will be enjoying it before you know it!