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It really doesn't take much. You just need a nice lawn and a few pots to design a haven your neighbors will envy. And it wouldn't hurt to add some rocks and water.

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review the garden landscaping process. It assembles information you need and outlines it a step-by-step view.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any garden landscaping project, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to garden landscaping vs. buying a new home with a landscaping already in place.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value


Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in garden landscaping is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • garden landscaping pics,
  • garden design ideas,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • landscaping company information,
  • landscaping shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of landscaping materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each landscaping element such as design, plantings, materials, other.

You will use the spec plan and landscaping design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a garden design contractor.

Give your landscaping ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for garden landscaping and design. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the landscaping area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing planting, garden beds and walkways if needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the landscaping inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
about a home project inspections
find home inspector

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View Garden Design Ideas

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The 2nd step in garden design is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing garden design ideas, landscaping, garden pics and more.

View A: Yard Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for landscaping and yard n' garden.

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decks & patios
your decor & lighting


View B: Garden Plans

An excellent resource for landscaping trends is to view house plans from leading architects.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

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landscaping ideas
rock garden ideas
water feature ideas


View D: Yard n' Garden Shopping

You can get garden landscaping ideas by shopping every area of your yard n' garden. Compare products among multiple merchants.


View E: Yard n' Garden Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from garden suppliers and retail operations.

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search: decks n' patios
search: landscaping design
search: building structures
search: outside lighting
search: sports plaza
search: fountains-pools-ponds


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Some Topics on Landscaping Design

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You have no doubt heard of home renovation, but what about remodeling your yard? After all, it is often the first and the only thing people notice about your property as they pass by; a picture-perfect show home is not going to hide the fact that your yard is less than impressive.

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A Selection of Yard 'n Garden Topics For Your Landscaping Needs

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Looking For Your Own Yard n' Garden Design

You can make your home shine by having and well design landscaping plan. And while you are drafting the design, don't forget a backyard entertainment and sports area.

So let's begin with this step-by-step guide after you review the yard n' garden ideas and topics above. This step plan will help plan and manage the yard n' garden landscaping plan.