Love Your Landscape – September 2015

Sarting new outdoor projects can be daunting, whether it’s the sheer size of the task or knowing that starting something is going to be a long and time-consuming commitment.

Projects around the house and specifically yard projects linger in our minds—some get done but others just remain an idea, a dream waiting to happen. I’ve worked with many people over the years and have found common themes, patterns, and responses to landscape projects that have been completed. Common thoughts include, “I wish we had done this a long time ago,” and “We are going to spend so much more time outside now!”

With this in-mind, maybe it’s time to:

Create the vegetable garden area you’ve been thinking about, install that outdoor fireplace, build the paver patio you’ve wanted, put in outdoor lighting, install the outdoor room you’re dreaming about—the list goes on!

Getting started means taking the first step toward the goal. If you’re the person who has wanted or already planned to do an outdoor project but just haven’t got to it yet, consider phasing your landscape project. Start small. Do it in sizable bits that fit your personality, lifestyle and budget. Approaching a project in this way, I hope, will help you move forward with your outdoor living dreams and also help you take that first step.