When you are ready to renovate the look of your landscape, you probably want a timeline for its completion. This time frame can be important, especially if you have a commercial space. Any disruption can lead to a loss in business and make your space unusable until the project is completed. Here are a few things that you will want to know when taking on a new landscape installation.
Beauty Takes Time
When starting a project, you are excited about the new changes to your commercial space. You want to quickly replace those dark areas of fresh soil with beautiful flowers and green shrubs. However, it does take a little time for your project to be completed. Unfortunately, creating a picture-perfect space cannot be transformed overnight. It may take a few days to months to see the full benefits of your landscape renovation.
Once the project is finished, the commercial property is instantly transformed. There will be a noticeable boost in the curb appeal of your space. Landscaping renovations are some of the first things visitors will see when they come to the property.
When you are ready to take on a big project, you need to forge a relationship between your commercial lawn care design team and the production crew. If you have a big project, like a full-scale yard renovation, it can take a few months from the planning stage to the final product. For those small renovation jobs, the project time frame is often cut in half.
In some cases, you might have a project that must be completed in phases. With that, you can expect the renovation to last for about two to three seasons. The scale of the project will determine whether it can be completed quickly or you need to plan for a long-term job.
Here is a look at the steps in the landscape renovation process.
Design and Build Process
Many commercial lawn care services have a staff of designers and builders who can take your ideas and turn them into a stunning landscape. These professionals work together to coordinate the design and see it through from conception to completion.
You will first start with a consultation with a landscape designer. At this point, the landscape designer will get a feel about what you want for your commercial space. Along with that, the budget, timeline, preference, and materials are all discussed. You want to bring all your plans to the table during this meeting. This is not the time to hold back. The more information the designer gets from you, the better the plans for your commercial landscape.
The designer wants to know your expectations for the project. Be prepared to answer questions and ponder a few suggestions for your property. You want to find someone who has the same vision for this project. Even if you don’t know what you want, a designer can help you find the right elements to create a stunning landscape.
After the consultation, the designer will work to create a few plans for your commercial property. You can usually expect to see these plans in about two to three weeks after the first meeting. Your designer may present their ideas in a 2D or 3D format, depending on the project’s complexity. After the presentation, you can ask a few questions or request any changes to the project.
Once you have approved the design and layout of your landscape project, it will be added to a production calendar. At this time, a project manager is assigned. The team and materials are gathered for your space. If the company is busy, you might have to wait a few weeks for the installation to start.
The time to complete the installation will depend on several factors, such as the scope of the project, the weather, and the type of work required. In most cases, those large-scale renovation projects can take about four to six months to complete.
When Can You Start?
Many commercial property owners want to know when they should start a renovation. This answer will depend on what needs to be done around the property. Most landscape renovations can get started as soon as the ground thaws in the spring. In many cases, these projects can last into the fall until the first hard frost. Over the years, some companies can even finish up some of the hardscaping elements by the first week of December.
Since you know that these projects can take a month or more to complete, when should you start? The right time is now. You could begin the planning process over the winter. With that, your design crew will create a plan and secure the elements for the job. Once the ground breaks in the spring, there is a good chance you can enjoy these elements by summer. However, if you start the process in July, you could have everything done before the snow touches the ground in the winter.
The Timeline Depends on Your Project’s Scope
Many factors can affect the timeline of your project. When you update your landscape, it is a significant investment. You want to take your time to find the right designer and crew to make your plans into a reality. Many commercial lawn care companies offer consultations that can take your outdoor spaces to the next level. All of the work is typically done in-house. You don’t have to worry about working with multiple contractors to get the job done correctly.
Create Your Dream Landscape
Renovating a commercial landscape can be challenging, but the team at Charlestown Landscaping LLC is ready for the task. We will help you work towards creating the ideal outdoor space. Whether you want a small improvement or an extensive overhaul, our team has the expertise to create a stunning landscape. With our lawn care and landscape maintenance services, we can keep up the appearance of these spaces after finishing the project.
If you are ready to have an experienced team handle your landscape renovation project, please schedule a consultation by calling our office at (610) 608-3965.