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A little extra planning can go a long way when it comes to your next landscape design project!

As one of the premier landscaping companies in St. Catharines and Niagara, we help our clients consider the various factors that can affect their landscape design. After all, a successful landscaping project is not only about aesthetically enhancing your property but ensuring it’s a functional space for your lifestyle and budget.

Here are some factors to consider if you have a new landscape design project in mind.  


When you’re starting a landscape project, all it takes is one quick web search to fall down the rabbit hole of possibilities. With so much inspiration to draw upon, it’s important to stay focused on the scope of your project and what you want to accomplish. 

Think about the day-to-day use of your property and what you want to improve with this project. Do you need to add functionality to your outdoor space? What about entertainment elements such as a patio or outdoor kitchen? Do you need fenced areas to keep small children or pets safe? What about privacy from your neighbours?

Knowing the purpose of your project will help determine the types of natural landscaping to incorporate and any hardscape elements that will fit with your design, such as pergolas or water features.

Future Plans

Secondly, consider how you want the future of your property to look. Does your current design plan suit the long-term as well? For example, will your needs change as you get older or if you have children? You may want to incorporate some flexibility into the design so you can adapt the space to changing needs. 

Climate and Landscape

Once you have a clear sense of the project, now it’s time to do a little research. We recommend evaluating your property’s unique conditions so you’ll know what types of plants and greenery will work best for your space. Consider what types of soil conditions you have, which can help you decide on the plants that will thrive in this environment. 

Other factors to consider are sun exposure, topography, irrigation, and exposure to wind. A well-designed landscaping project will address how each of these factors impact the overall design and placements within this space. 

Costs and Maintenance

Now it’s time to consider the costs and maintenance involved to achieve the outcomes of the project. In addition to putting together a budget for the project costs, consider what other expenses there are. Do you have the time to maintain your property yourself, or will you need to hire a landscaping team for upkeep? By carefully considering your budget, you’ll be able to maintain your landscaping investment for years to come. 

Dreaming of a landscaping project and need help in bringing it to life? Our Tree Amigos team can take your project from start to finish with our many landscape design services.

Tree Amigos is a full-service landscaping company experienced in creating award-winning landscapes in St. Catharines and throughout the entire Niagara region. Contact us to learn more about how our landscape design services can transform your property.