Backyard Planning Guide

How to plan a backyard landscape renovation

Tips on how to plan for a backyard landscape renovation

    • 1. Define your purpose

Will you be using your outdoor space to get the kids outside, to relax and unwind, to host guests & entertain, or to garden? Defining the way you want to use your backyard is the first step.

    • 2. Make a wishlist

Make a wishlist of the outdoor features & spaces you want to be part of your outdoor space: Fire pit, outdoor kitchen, bar, pool, patio dining area, outdoor lounge, etc.

    • 3. Find the right landscape contractor

The homeowner-contractor relationship will be a determining factor in your project's success. Our ultimate backyard planning guide gives you where to find the right company, provides a checklist on the right questions to ask, how to evaluate and compare contractors and how to protect yourself.

    • 4. Identify challenges

Identify challenges (bold) such as lack of space, lack of privacy, drainage issues, and sun & shade areas.

    • 5. Breakdown your budget

Make a wishlist of the outdoor features & spaces you want to be part of your outdoor space: Fire pit, outdoor kitchen, bar, pool, patio dining area, outdoor lounge, etc.

    • 6. Pick your budget battles

Make a wishlist of the outdoor features & spaces you want to be part of your outdoor space: Fire pit, outdoor kitchen, bar, pool, patio dining area, outdoor lounge, etc.

    • 7. Choose your products

Make a wishlist of the outdoor features & spaces you want to be part of your outdoor space: Fire pit, outdoor kitchen, bar, pool, patio dining area, outdoor lounge, etc.

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