Cure the Winter Blues with Spring Landscape Planning

Before you know it, the days will be getting longer and the weather will be warmer, which means the spring growing season will be here faster than you might imagine. And it’s certainly never too early to start planning your next outdoor project.

Did you know that letting your imagination take a sunny little siesta from the cold of winter to plan your new spring landscape project is a proven winter blahs-beater? And designing it is just half the fun  – the other half is watching it all come to life!

What are the three things that matter most in landscaping? Planning, planning and more planning! The professionals at Heinen Landscape are here to help! Having a well thought out landscape plan is the most important element in creating your dream landscape. Take a look at these three tips from our Heinen Landscape Guide, and get started on your next project:

Step one – Take inventory.  Walkthrough your space and do a thorough analysis of your yard’s strengths and weaknesses. You’ll also want to consider budgeting, scale and timelines during your walkthrough. You should have an idea of the budget, even if you have extra-large dreams!

Step two – Put your plan on paper. Draw your space so you can get a better idea of how everything will fit. Start with hardscaping elements (any design element that isn’t a plant), and determine the shape of larger spaces like lawns and courtyards first, they set the tone for the rest of the landscape.

Step three – Pick your plants. Decide on a theme and color palette for your new landscape. You’ll want to choose plants that thrive in Kansas City climate and consider their full-grown size.  Heinen has created a tool just for you – the Heinen Online Plant Catalog!

Our Online Plant Catalog gives you an easy way to reference and compare a variety of plants that are well-suited to Kansas City weather conditions. Click here to view the Heinen Online Plant Catalog!

Read more landscaping design tips in our 20-page Guide to Kansas City Landscaping. The best part: the guide is 100% complimentary! Click here to get started downloading your free landscaping guide!

Have you considered other projects such as stone retaining walls, flagstone patios, drainage solutions, or lighting design? Call Debbie at Heinen for a complimentary landscape consultation with one of our landscape professionals at (913) 432-5011.