Maintaining your own garden is a soothing process that lets you see your progress through growth on a regular basis but you can’t do everything by yourself. Landscaping services allow you to get professionals to do all the things you can’t do and create a space that goes far beyond general maintenance. Your backyard can be the ultimate outdoor sanctuary or your favourite place to entertain guests with a little bit of work, some design, and some imagination.
Your Backyard Dreams
Picture the place you’ve always wanted for your outdoor entertainment needs. Don’t think functional but instead think of the things you always wished you could do. Waterfalls, flagstone pavement, a pool you never designed, a vegetable garden, a barbeque pit, or a play space for the kids. Look through internet photos or magazines and draw inspiration from what you see. Think about what you’ve always wanted and from there you can begin to design what your backyard will become.
Research the Financials
When you know what you want, you can begin to decide how much it will cost. Get price quotes from nearby services and compare what is the best for each thing you need. Ask friends and family who have done similar things for recommendations. They’ll be able to give you a first hand account of what their experience was with the companies they used. Add everything up and decide what is realistic for you to afford. If it seems that the cost is way too much, that’s when it’s time to get creative.
To DIY or Not to DIY
Their are many videos on Vimeo and YouTube that will help you with your DIY renovations. Below I have shared one that I found helpful while building a timber retaining wall. If your interested check it out. There really is no limit to learning with videos like these.
The financials can seem overwhelming when you’re creating the backyard of your dreams. Landscaping services can do a lot for you when it comes to planting, trimming, and laying pavement, but the decorating, painting, and other design aspects are things you may be able to do on your own. Some things you might consider trying to DIY are:
- Painting the patio
- Refurbishing outdoor furniture
- Planting colourful bulbs
- Decorative wood or cement pieces (you can find them at the craft store)
- Putting in a swing set or play gym for the kids
- Putting together a tool shed
- Creating a space for dogs or other pets
Be sure that you have the tools and skills necessary before you start your project so that you know you’ll be safe while you do it. Consult friends and professionals to learn everything you can about what you’d like to do and gather the tools and materials you’ll need.
Share Your Experience
Just as you can learn from the landscaping experiences of others, they can learn from you too. Share pictures and videos online and with friends as you work toward achieving your goals. You can even send them into VRJ fillers with your story if you would like to feature on the blog.
This part of it lets you have even more fun with your projects and show pride for your work. When you’re all finished, you’ll also have a chronicle of your backyard transformation for yourself. You’ll know what to do next time you want to make changes or upgrade your backyard design. Above all, have fun with your projects and let creating your space be part of your sanctuary.