Does the winter weather have you dreaming about long summer nights outdoors? Are you thinking it is time to finally install that paver patio, or add on an outdoor kitchen? Winter is the perfect time to start planning, designing, and inquiring about your warm weather projects for next season.

Adding new hardscaping or landscaping improves your curb appeal and adds functionality to your exterior property. Hardscaping is a great way of extending your living space into the outdoors and gives you another area where you can spend quality time with friends and family. These tips will help you get a head start on your planning process!


Do Research & Visit Our Professional Designers for Inspiration

Example of a 3D rendering the designers at Master's Landscape Design developed for a client in Mt. Juliet.

The first thing to do is research what you are looking to have done. Whether it's installing new landscaping beds or an outdoor fireplace, check out some of the images of our past projects for inspiration to get you going. We have professional designers at the ready who can provide renderings on design ideas. They can show you materials and designs that are popular for the Mt. Juliet, TN area.

Start a Pinterest board online with different colors, textures, and styles that inspire you. Keep in mind your home's architectural style and current color pallet. Your hardscaping materials should complement it without feeling too cluttered.


Establish a Budget With Wiggle Room

You need to establish a budget in mind from the beginning. Remember that when you get an estimate from a contractor, that your total amount can change. Make sure to have wiggle room in case there are last minute details you want to add or complications during installation.


Use Field Knowledge, Skill Level, & Ability to Get the Job Done as Criteria for Finding a Contractor

There are a number of options out there for landscaping and hardscaping contractors. Check into at least three different contractors and get three different quotes. Choose your contractor based on their field knowledge, skill level, and ability to get the job done in a timely manner. These criteria may not mean going with the cheapest quote, but rather with the company, you can confidently say, will help you throughout the entire process.

Master's Landscape Design should be one of the contractors you look into! We can offer design assistance and install your project in a timeframe that works for you.

An experienced contractor should be able to help you navigate through getting the proper permits needed for the project. Work with a contractor, like Master's Landscape Design, that clearly lays out your project from start to finish, including these small details.


Consider Function, Aesthetic, Space, & Why You Are Doing the Project

Newly completed poolside patio and landscaping done for a homeowner in Lebanon, TN.

Your new project should bring both function and beauty to your property. The biggest task of creating this space is choosing the right area for your new landscaping or hardscaping. By planning future projects now, you will allow more time to decide the proper space for them when it's time to have them installed.

Consider why you are doing the project. Do you want more plants in your yard? Are you looking to entertain more and for large groups of people? These questions will help you decide what project to tackle first. Make a plan that allows your contractor the opportunity to provide you with a landscaping or hardscaping element that has a striking aesthetic.


Schedule a consultation with one of our professional designers for your hardscaping or landscaping project.

Consider what commitments you have for the year. Plan your project accordingly around these events so that you will give yourself and your contractor plenty of time to get the project completed.

Of course, the sooner you commit to a design and a company, the quicker your hardscaping or landscaping project can get rolling. You can always give us a call at (615) 288-2052 to schedule a consultation with our professional designers. We look forward to making a positive impact on your exterior property this coming year!