January 18 2017
landcaping budget blog

Checklist: How to Create Your Landscaping Budget

New year, new lawn? With a fresh start to track your finances, January is the perfect time to create a budget for your landscaping. Whether you’re in need of general maintenance, design-build services for a special project, or both, High Tech Landscapes can help. But first, we want you to find your comfort zone in terms of how much you spend. Here’s a short checklist to help you set a landscaping budget that will enable you to invest in your own outdoor oasis with confidence.

Lawn, Tree & Shrub Care
If this is your first time working with a landscaping company, start with the basics. Hiring a professional for lawn and garden maintenance is not only more convenient, but also more effective than doing it yourself. We bring decades of experience to the job, along with top-quality products and tools. Ongoing maintenance can include any combination of:

  • Fertilization
  • Disease and insect control
  • Pruning and trimming
  • Deer repellent
  • Arboriculture (tree services)
  • + More

Irrigation
Planning and maintaining your irrigation system might not be as visually gratifying in the moment as seeing a freshly cut lawn or newly planted tree, but remember that this is what keeps your landscaping healthy and beautiful. After your system is installed, tested, and programmed, we typically attend to it three times a year: in early spring (season opener), mid-summer, and late fall (winterization).

Lighting
After you’ve made it through the wrath of winter, chances are you’ll want to enjoy the warm summer nights outside. Consider adding lighting to your landscaping, both for functional and aesthetic purposes.

Walkways
The best way to keep your grass in top shape is to carve out a path for foot traffic, perhaps leading to a nice little patio. This also gives you a chance to dabble in design with flowers, foliage, and accent décor.

Ambiance
This is where the true separation between a lawn and a landscape happens. Lawns are simple; landscapes are thoughtfully planned out and brought to life with unique features such as:

  • Pool fountains
  • Fire pits
  • Fire and water combinations
  • Outdoor kitchens

While these additions might come with higher dollar figures, they are sound investments. If you plan to stay in your home, you will enjoy your landscaping for years to come. If you are considering selling in the foreseeable future, a gorgeous landscape will only enhance your curb appeal and add value to your home.

Next Step: Talk to an Expert
Every homeowner has a different vision for their landscape, which makes it difficult for us to provide ballpark figures without having an initial conversation. If you are interested in residential landscaping services for your NJ home, please give us a call at 732-328-9874, or fill out this contact form.