Planning Ahead for Springtime Projects
The good news about this is the fact that planning can be the fun part of the whole process. Sure, it feels great to enjoy the fruits of your labor when all is said and done, but there can be a decent amount of that labor entailed with whipping your lawn and garden into shape.
Of course, even if you love getting down into the dirt and feeling the sweat break on your brow as you dig and till the soil, it all starts with a plan.
When you are planning springtime lawn and garden projects, the first place to start with your planning is the first place you should start with any type of planning – your goals. If you don’t already have some in mind, take a little time and determine exactly what you want. For example:
- Do you want to have a lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood?
- Do you want to beautify your property with flowers and plants?
- Do you want to grow your own vegetables to keep up with your New Year’s resolution to “eat clean” in 2018?
- Do you want to add or update hardscaping?
Once you’ve figured out exactly what you’d like to achieve, it’s time to prioritize. Since you can’t likely do it all at the same time, you need to decide which projects take higher priority than others. A factor you certainly want to consider in this regard is timing.
Whereas hardscaping is something you can tackle at pretty much any point in the year (depending on how much snow we get in the winter, which—since we live in West Michigan—can be rather significant), lawn and other botanical projects are more time-sensitive in nature. A little research into the best times to seed your lawn or when to plant those hibiscus plants will definitely help.
After you know when you plan on tackling each endeavor, you will need to assess what actions steps need to be taken (and you should have a general idea as to when to take them at this point) and what you will use to accomplish them. After all, you will likely need equipment, seeds, fertilizer, etc.
Another consideration in your planning—one that ties in to the things you will you need—is budgeting. It might be easy to think about this in context of finances, but don’t underestimate the importance of budgeting your time as well. Many lawn and landscaping projects don’t happen overnight!
Perhaps the best move you can make when planning for springtime projects is to simply contact our team here at Bosch’s. We’ve helped countless West Michigan businesses and residents make the most out of their property – and we can do the same for you.
Contact us today for more information by calling (616) 399-6861 and connecting with our Holland office.