Landscape improvements can make a tremendous difference in the looks, usefulness and value of your home. There’s no time like the present to start thinking about new projects!


Landscapes consist of several different parts, such as walkways, hedges, trees, flower beds and patios. A good improvement plan will take each part of your property into consideration and ensure that all of your new landscape projects work.

Even if you’re just making a few improvements immediately, creating a strong plan early can save you significant time and money in the long run. You will find that with a good plan, it’s easier to set priorities, and individual projects can be tackled more quickly because they’ve been thought out in advance.

If you have an older landscape, you might consider a systematic plan for rejuvenating a small section of your property each year. This is an effective way to spread landscape renewal expenses out over several years while “keeping up” with the aging of your plants. Plus, by focusing on just one or two areas at a time, there will be less distraction to slow down your process.

By planning carefully now, you can look forward to a beautiful landscape! So next time your snowed in, get out your pencil and paper and start planning!