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How To Plan For A Landscaping Makeover

As you glance out over your backyard, you might only be seeing a blanket of snow, but spring is coming. It always does! That it why now is a great time to start thinking about a landscaping makeover for your backyard. The sooner you can get the project taken care of, the sooner that you’ll be able to enjoy that space when the weather turns warm. Here are some great tips for how to plan a landscaping makeover:

Decide on Your Needs

What will you be using your backyard for? Do you need a safe place for your kids to play? Are you eager to grow fresh vegetables? Do you want to create an extension of your living space with a dining area? It might be a combination of all three! Whatever those needs are, that is what should inform your landscape design and how to create those “zones” that you need.

Consider Your Location

When planning a landscaping makeover, you also have to consider the sun. How does it travel across your backyard? Does it create a “hot zone” for an extend period of time? Knowing how the sun tracks could have you deciding on planting trees for shade or installing an awning over your patio. The sun pattern is also important for where you might be planting flowers. You want them to have the right amount of sun without getting “blasted.”

Spend Time Outside

Before you make your final decisions about your landscaping makeover, you should spend some time outside just sitting there and considering the possibilities. This time can also help you find a focal point of your yard. This could be where you place a sculpture, birdbath or even a gazebo.

Start Small

Despite what you might see on a garden reality show, you don’t have to complete your landscaping makeover in just one weekend. You can focus on a different area of project and devote just a few hours to it. This will allow you to make adjustments along the way.

Clear the Debris

Before the work can begin on your landscaping makeover, you’ll want to create a “blank canvas” in your yard. This is when a session with Junk Works can be a big asset. The two-man moving crew who will be assigned to your session can make quick work of clearing out any yard waste or debris. That can include structures like swing sets, sheds and even a worn-out hot tub. All of that can be dismantled and loaded onto the Junk Works truck for fast and responsible disposal.

Your landscaping makeover plans should include a debris clearing session with Junk Works. They’re standing by to help today.