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When Should You Plan Your Landscaping for a New Home?

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When you begin to settle into a new home, it’s only natural to want to get started on any necessary renovations, whether it be for aesthetic reasons or simply because they need to be done for structural integrity and functionality purposes. But what is the best time to start your landscaping plans once you’ve moved into a new home? Is there a time which is too soon or too late, or does it even matter?

The professional Utah landscapers here at Mellco have the necessary tips to help you determine when you should start planning the landscape design for your new home. Here is what they recommend.

Make Sure the Framing and Foundation are Complete

Before our Utah landscapers can begin any landscape planning, you have to ensure that the framing and foundation are complete in your home in order to visualize the proper placement of landscape features; your home doesn’t have to be 100 percent completed, but it certainly helps. This applies mostly to homes which are still under some sort of construction, as your landscape design will be heavily influenced by your home’s structure.

One good example is your windows. You have to be certain that your windows are where you want them to be, especially when you’re still installing. How things look from your windows and the conjunction as to where your windows are both influence what Utah landscapers can see and where they would like to place landscaping features.

It’s also crucial for the foundation of your home to be in and the rough grade done, that way the landscapers can determine if you’ll need any retaining walls or not.

Ultimately, you should meet with the Utah landscapers here at Mellco to discuss what your current situation is in order to best see if you’re ready to begin planning your landscaping or not, but by following the tips listed above, you should be able to get a general idea of when you should start.

If you’re looking to improve your outdoor living space, you’ll want to consult with our experts! We’re ready to help you get started on your summer renovations.