PLANNING for YARD IMPROVEMENTS in PHASES: How breaking up your yard projects can make them seem more manageable.

Making improvements to your yard can often seem overwhelming. But they don’t have to be! The good news is that you don’t have to do it all at once — and your friends at The Greenery are here to help.

It looks like we are going to have an early spring this year. Soils in the Lowcountry are already getting warmer and we are seeing new buds on Crape Myrtles, signaling the beginning of spring! That means it’s a great time to start making those enhancements that you have been putting off all winter.

The Greenery’s Holly Haakenson tells her clients that it’s more important to move forward and get a jumpstart on projects, rather than wait for the “perfect timing.” Holly, the Client Relations Manager for Hilton Head Plantation, Palmetto Hall, and Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, encourages her clients that now is the time to give their yard the facelift it deserves!

Rather than getting overwhelmed by the size or cost of a big landscape project, Holly recommends to her clients that they break up enhancement projects into phases.

Once you have a vision of how you want your yard to look, here are some simple project phases:

Phase 1: Clean Out!
The first step is to remove all of the plant or turf material that is not intended to be part of the final project. This may be the hardest part of the project depending on how much your yard needs done. But it’s probably the most important! It’s vital to clean out thoroughly before you can move forward. Out with the old, in with the new!

Phase 2: Details & Design
If you are a Greenery client, work with your Account Manager to strategically plan the design for your yard. Be sure to express your ideas and vision. Consider what may be aesthetically pleasing, but also manageable for you. Then it’s time to order the plant materials for installation.

Phase 3:  Installation
Once your plant materials and turf are ordered, then comes the fun part… installing all the plant material and new turf on your property. Take the time to make sure this is done correctly to ensure proper root development. Of course, your team at The Greenery will do a thorough job to ensure a great enhancement process. 

Phase 4:  Finishing Touches
Putting on the final finishing touches on your landscape is the perfect way to wrap up the project. And then it’s time to reveal “the after.”

Breaking up the process of enhancing your yard is the best way to complete the project without feeling overwhelmed. It will all be worth it as you can enjoy your yard all season long!

Love everything!! Inside and outside as beautiful things!

Jane K.

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