15 questions to ask when starting a landscape renovation

Marc LeDue

Owner of A Perfect Landscape

15 questions to ask when starting a landscape renovation

So you’re considering a landscape renovation. It’s an exciting time! The world is your oyster, or, well, your yard is. You can create the oasis of your dreams; your very own personal retreat.

To keep that joyful exuberance, it’s important to take some time planning what kind of landscape renovation you’re looking to complete. But where do you begin?

Here are 15 questions to ask yourself as you begin your new landscape renovation:

Who will be using your yard?
Define the ultimate purpose behind your landscape renovation, making sure no needs are left unmet.

1. Will there be children using your new yard?
2. Do you like to entertain?
3. Do you have pets?

What do you want your yard to look like?
Formulate the overall design of your landscape renovation.

4. What kind of landscape style do you prefer?
5. How much are you looking to invest in your new yard?
6. Grass, xeriscaping, or somewhere in between?

How will you be using your yard?
Identify the primary activities you will enjoy from your new landscape renovation will.

7. Is gardening a priority?
8. What feature elements do you want to include?

When do you want your fauna to shine?
Be it Summer, Spring, Winter, or Fall, there are different types of trees, plants, and flowers that shine beautifully in every season.

9. What types of trees do you prefer?
10. Do you prefer indigenous fauna?
11. What kind of plants or flowers do you want?

Where are you focusing your renovation?
The location of your landscape renovation narrows down the various features and design elements you have to choose from.

12. Front yard or back yard?
13. Is privacy a concern?

Why are you taking on this landscape renovation?

Beyond the design, think deeply about the other reasons for your landscape renovation.

14. How much maintenance are you willing to do?
15. How extensive do you want your renovation to be?

Hopefully this list of questions helps guide you through your new landscape renovation. Your landscaping contractor should know to ask all of these questions as well as be able to easily help you answer them, coming up with the best landscape renovation for your specific needs.

Early spring is a great time to begin planning your new renovation, but renovations can take place any time of year. For any questions about landscape renovations, you can call us at 720-851-3034.