- Design – while creating your landscape design, pay attention to features of the climate and of the terrain where your landscape is located. Choose plants that thrive well in your area, in the type of soil that you have and can live together, too;
- Buy your plants from a good provider – reputable garden centers can guarantee that your plants will survive the stress caused by the change of setting and they can also provide expert advice about how to water your new plants, how to plant them correctly and how to take care of them;
- Hire a utility locator – calling a utility locator, find one here http://colorado811.org/, to check your landscape for hidden cables and pipes is especially important if your project involves machine excavation. Utility locators use state-of-the art, non-invasive detection methods to check for hidden utilities and they also mark the problem areas for you to make sure our project will go safely and smoothly;
- Decide what processes you can and want to handle and identify the project phases that are better left to professionals – excavation, some types of hardscaping are better handled by contractors, but if you enjoy gardening, there are many project phases that you can take care of yourself.
Landscaping projects, whether large or small, require careful design and process planning, professional knowledge and tools – here are the steps that you should follow: