How Do I Estimate the Cost of Creating My Dream Yard?

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

How Do I Estimate the Cost of Creating My Dream Yard? | The Experienced GardenerHaving a lush and beautiful yard is a dream in a place like California where outdoor living is a way of life. But, creating your dream yard can quickly add up in cost especially if you do not make a plan before you start. You may be asking yourself, ‘How do I estimate the cost of creating my dream yard?’ If you get a good estimate before you start the project then you can make adjustments in what you plan on doing if it does not fit within your budget. You can get a close estimate of what creating your dream yard will cost by following a few simple guidelines.  

Consider the current condition of your yard

The current condition of your yard will have a big impact on the overall cost of creating your dream yard. How far away is it from being exactly what you want it to be? Does it need a complete overhaul or simply a few new plants? If you want and yard full of thick, healthy grass then you need to look at the amount of weeds that are currently in your yard. If there are more weeds than grass you may be left with a barren yard once all the weeds are gone. Then you will have to go through the process of aerating, planting, and fertilizing to get the yard full of grass that you dream about. Clearly, going through this type of process will cost you more money than if you only had a few weeds. This is an example of how the current condition of your yard can impact the overall cost of creating the yard of your dreams.

Think about what you want in your dream yard

It is important to sit down and really think about what you want in your dream yard. Starting without a real plan could leave you over budget and with a yard that does not quite measure up. There are elements of creating a dream yard that take significant planning. This is because some parts of the process require appropriate timing. Having a plan will help prevent you from encountering unexpected costs due to planting plants or seeding your yard at the wrong time. It will also give you the highest likelihood of success because it allows you to troubleshoot before you start spending money.

Bring in professional help

If you have a large project your best option is to call in a professional lawn care company to help you create an accurate estimate. They can help you come up with a plan to create your dream yard and give you an estimate of what it will cost. Then, they can execute the plan that you came up with together. Getting professional help with your yard can actually save you money in the long-run by helping you avoid costly novice mistakes. The knowledge and experience a lawn care professional brings to the table will go a long way toward keeping unexpected costs down.

The yard of your dreams is within reach if you are willing to take the time to plan appropriately. Getting your yard from where it is now to your dream yard may be a large task. But, all of the effort will be worth it when you are able to start living the outdoor California lifestyle in your beautiful yard.  

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