Of course, this is a crucial part to discuss, money. Especially in the construction business. Indeed, most people usually give up their dreams of building a landscape design with the excuse “Less Money”.
Previously, I have engaged with many clients that end up not doing their landscapes because they believe it is so expensive. Trust me this is only in their minds.
I have been in this landscape business for a time and have noticed two ways you can build the landscape design of your dreams. Slowly but eventually achieve it.
The power of what we know as cost only affects these two things;
The first and most important thing is to agree on the scope of work to be done on your proposed landscape according to the current and present budget. If the whole fits in your budget good for you. But if it doesn’t you really need to agree.
This is done by either dividing your project into process phases or dividing your project into partitions.
I prefer the partitions because you can start the use of a complete landscape as you complete the remaining part later. Here you can spend money on the best quality landscape other than having a complete landscape with poor quality materials.
An example would be building the left side of your property and leave the right side in finished or sub finished and do the development later. This can also be finishing the front and the back remaining and finished or vise verser.
However, you can explore phases if you like which involves doing of the landscape process and pausing.
Most people I know that have tried this usually never reach the goal in the end of the day. Such as they may forget small details like good outdoor lighting, beautiful outdoor furniture
They may also get involved in buying poor quality material because they need to get a phase done.
This is more detailed than just a partition we earlier mentioned. I would add that this helps you decide the partition.
The smaller you approach construction is the more concentrated you are on the right detail.
Having a smaller patio with the best materials and best landscape technical support is better than having a large shapeless less quality landscape.
An example: someone wanted a large number of pavers for an area but the pavers where of the worse quality. In a few years, these pavers started to fade off and get y because of the poor cement mix. It was a total disaster. I would suggest that you start with something small but following your proposed design. Here they would have built a landscape slowly but would have saved a lot.
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Joshua Gwamoiza- Landscape Design in Uganda 🇺🇬