Want a beautiful yard but you’re not sure where to start? Do this!

At Greenhaven Landscapes, we’ve spent the last twenty five years working with clients in an effort to help them realize their landscape design goals. In theory, this might seem like a simple achievement, but with so many factors to consider, many home and property owners get stuck before they even get started. 

This is precisely why Greenhaven exists — to help folks just like you articulate the ideas you have in your head, turn those ideas into options, and then turn your favorite options into an action plan that ultimately becomes your personalized landscape design, fully realized! 

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, we certainly think it is. There’s truly nothing more fulfilling in our line of work than helping a homeowner transform their property into an extension of their personality. It’s a game changer in so many ways. 

Not only do these projects have the power to increase your home’s property value, but on a deeper emotional level, the right landscape project executed in the right way has the power to bring families closer together, and open up the doors — sometimes literally! — to create new memories that will last a lifetime.

Step 1: Put your landscape vision into words. You might be surprised!

Before you start thinking about anything else, you need to consider one important thing before diving into the nuts and bolts of your project, and that is what are you trying to accomplish?

This might seem simple, but have you considered this project to the point where you are able to write down, in broad detail, what you want out of your landscape design project? (We can get into the specifics later!)

This is more important than you might think, especially if you are seeking input and collaboration from your spouse or family members before working on your project with a company like Greenhaven. 

Here’s why:

Simply put, we can’t help you achieve the landscape of your dreams if you’re unable to put your dreams into words. 

Similarly, you’ll have a tough time finding harmony with your family members if you can’t describe, let alone agree on, what you really want out of your yard. This is why projects often can break down before they really get started. 

Step 2: Prioritize your landscape goals

Here’s some questions to ask yourself and your loved ones about your landscape project that should make goal setting easier:

  • Are you looking for a family gathering space, where you can enjoy meals, conversations, and leisure activities? 
  • Is entertainment a priority for you? Garden parties, outdoor movies, and yard games?
  • Are you looking for privacy and tranquility? 
  • Are you seeking a space where you can not only enjoy the great outdoors, but also a place where you can get some work done from the comfort of your yard? 
  • Do you want a lush greenscape filled with gardens connected by stone pathways? 
  • Are water features a priority? 
  • What about lighting? Do you want to be able to enjoy this space at any hour?

Maybe it’s a combination of all of these things? Ask the questions. Have an open conversation. Make a list of everyone’s answers. Prioritize what’s most important to you. 

Step 3: Choose a landscape design partner who can make your dream a reality

Outdoor living is a top priority to all of us at Greenhaven Landscapes. We see our yards as extensions of our homes vs. spaces that simply exist around our homes. 

Your yard is just as special as any room in your home and should be treated accordingly, by having all of the style, personality, and functionality as your family room, dining room, or other spaces that have meaning to you. 

Our team will work closely with you to help you answer the big questions about your landscape, including your vision, your goals, and budgetary considerations. 

Once we have that baseline set, we can start to get into more specific details about your project, including orientation of your space and the materials we’d recommend that would bring your design to life. 

The first, most crucial step in achieving your landscaping goals is to simply get started. Start having these conversations with your loved ones, and dream big! A newly designed landscape — one that looks, feels, and lives beautifully — can truly change your life for the better. Greenhaven is here to help make it all possible.
Contact us today to make your landscape dream a reality!