An attractive landscape can elevate your lawn, and property in general, from just average to stunning. The end result is beautiful, but the process can be more difficult than often anticipated. Here are four simple steps to ensure that your landscaping design is set up for success.


1. Budget

When planning a budget for a landscape, consider the landscape of your dreams and then try to reconcile that with what you can currently afford. This might be something that is hard to do on your own without knowing the industry and supplier’s prices very well. Consulting with landscaping experts like the ones at By the Blade KC will prove to be very helpful.

If your dream lawn is out of your budget right now, there’s still no better time to start than the present. Large scale projects can always be split into phases and slowly installed with time and available funds.

2. Landscape Design and Expert Planning

This step is often skipped, and skipping this will undoubtedly come back to haunt you. It will end up costing you more in the long term to leave this step undone in the short term, and ultimately leave you without the finished product you’d hoped for.

If you are in the market for a commercial-scale landscaping project, it is extremely important to involve the experts. They will be there to help you create a master plan with specific phases to be executed over time, anticipating any barriers that may present themselves.

3. Selecting Your Contractor

Arguably the most important step is selecting the right contractor for your needs. This is who you will partner with to install your project, and it can be difficult to find the right one. When conducting your search, here are some factors to consider:

  • Will they be able to execute all parts on their own, or will they need to contract out certain pieces? A full service company will always be ideal.
  •  Are they licensed and insured? This is an important indicator as to whether a landscaping company is legitimate.
  • Ask their recent clients. Talk to others who have utilized their services to see if they’re happy with the services provided and quality of work.

4. Get the job done, maintain, and enjoy!

As your project nears the end, make sure to consult with your contractor for a maintenance plan. Your landscape is an investment, so it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to give it the maintenance and attention it needs. Your contractor may even offer long-term maintenance plans which are the easiest and most convenient, leaving you and yours the only job left‒ enjoying the beauty of your property!

To learn about your options for your dream landscaping project, call your local Kansas City lawn care and landscaping company, By the Blade KC!