How Much Time Do You Want to Spend on Upkeep and Maintenance?
It’s easy to fall in love with pictures you seen on Instagram or Pinterest. However, you should consider how much time and money you really want to spend on ongoing maintenance. Whether you handle it yourself or hire someone to take care of it for you, there’s going to be a cost involved. Knowing where you fall on the spectrum from low maintenance to high will help us create a backyard that you’ll love for years to come. If you like the look of something, but will be too busy to keep it up, we can suggest alternatives that better fit your lifestyle.
How Do You See Your Family Changing Over the Next Five to Ten Years?
Are you planning to welcome a new baby? A new puppy? Are your kids leaving the home soon and going off to college? Having a sense of how your needs may grow and change ensures that your backyard will fit your evolving lifestyle. For example, if you want to add a pool, but plan on having a baby or a puppy, we’d suggest adding a safety fence around your pool. Likewise, if your kids are teenagers, you can skip the fence entirely. It might not seem like a big deal, but the changes in your family dynamics affect the design plan and how we allocate funds to ensure you stay within your budget.