If you’re looking for a home improvement project to get started with over the next few weeks, landscaping your outdoor areas could be a great choice, because your plants lie dormant over the winter – so now’s the perfect opportunity to revamp your garden.
To ensure you end up with a successful design and outdoor spaces you actually enjoy, you need to do a lot of research and consider all the various elements involved, ranging from walls and boundaries to paths, patios, hedges, lawns, planting, zoning, water features and so on.
Of course, you need to bear the size and shape of your garden in mind at all times as this will inform a lot of the decisions you need to make. Also take into account the direction the garden faces and the style of your home.
It can be tricky to work out just how much you need to spend on all the various elements involved with landscape design, which is why it can prove very useful to bring in the professionals to lend a helping hand. And you may want to also employ someone to conduct a site survey if you think you’re going to have to move water pipes and other utilities.
Once you have an idea of how much you’d like to spend and the style you’re going for, give your garden a good clear-up, pruning anything overgrown, mowing the lawn and clearing out any weeds so you have a blank slate to work with.
Something else to bear in mind is whether you need to have planning permission in place. And you may also want to make sure you keep your neighbours in the loop – if there are shared boundaries in place, you may need to have a party wall agreement.
For help with landscaping in Heswall and elsewhere in the north-west, get in touch with LW Landscapes today.