05.13.2014
Sticking to Your Landscape Budget – Tips from the Professionals

Landscaping a home or a business can be an exhilarating experience. However, budgetting a landscape design can be tricky. Here are some tips to consider when looking to keep a landscape project within budget.

1. Have an Idea

One of the hardest parts of landscaping is that people do not know what they want before they go to a store that sells landscaping supplies. There is nothing wrong with going to a store and getting ideas about how much grass seed costs or how much pavers would be. The problem comes when people purchase everything on a whim without a plan. Supplies can be quite expensive when people do not really know what they want. The reality is that supplies may need to be brought back, and money can be lost. It’s best to get an idea beforehand about what a yard will look like before shopping for supplies.

2. Have a Secondary Plan

Landscaping costs can add up quickly. This fact surprises many people because some assume that prices for rocks, shrubs and other items should be fairly inexpensive. People who are determined to keep a landscape project budget in the black need to have a secondary plan to use if necessary. Suppose a family has an idea to purchase a pair of exotic trees for their backyard. The trees are available to be purchased, but the cost of one would send the budget into the red. The family could try finding a different type of tree that would be inexpensive and would look fantastic. This is a simple example, but having a secondary plan can make a huge difference.

3. Seek a Professional Opinion

It can be easy for people to get overwhelmed with the details that are required in landscape work. One of the best ways to deal with this is to get professional landscaper advice. The Sunflower Boys from Sunflower Landscapes are a great resource in this endeavor. These professionals have done numerous types of landscaping jobs around the area. They are willing to provide honest and helpful feedback. Their expertise can be a big help to people who would like assistance.

Landscaping can be fun and satisfying. Budgetting a landscape design is an excellent way to begin. People who are having difficulties staying within a landscape project budget should keep in mind that professional landscaper advice is always available for interested parties.

Call the guys here at Sunflower Landscapes for specific advice to your landscape budget. Dustin and Sheldon would love to pass on some of their knowledge to you and help you create the outdoor living space of your dreams. Call us today!