No one wants to hear something they need isn’t in the budget.
To prevent that from happening with your Atlanta landscape design, you need to create a solid budget that includes everything you need now and also addresses your long-term goals. Here are 3 common items that people tend to forget.
1. Not Allowing for Material Cost Increases
Step one: Question last year’s budget. You may have priced you-name-it last year, but you can’t assume the cost will be the same amount this season.
Just like with everything else, you need to consider price inflation for plants and other materials. If not, you’re going to be short on money and have to pull from another budget to cover the costs.
2. Not Thinking Long Term
You may only need a few pallets of plants installed now, but what about in a few months when it’s time for the change out? Or, what if some plants are damaged and need to be replaced?
Don’t just think about what your landscape needs at the moment but what it’s going to require for the rest of the budget timeframe.
3. Overlooking Necessary Services
Don’t forget that once your landscape is installed, you’ll need to maintain it. Will you perform routine maintenance yourself, or hire it to a professional company such as C&M Residential to take care of for you?
These are all important points that you need to remember when it comes to budgeting for your landscape design this coming fall!