Why Consider Phasing an Outdoor Living Project


We understand why some homeowners hesitate to pursue their dream backyard due to budget constraints of a full transformation.    Truth be told, most of us homeowners have bigger dreams for our outdoor space than we actually plan to spend on it.

Good news – don’t stop dreaming!   It’s a great exercise to envision what your dream space would look like, even if your budget wouldn’t allow for it.  Why?  Because there’s an exciting solution to what seems like an overwhelming project.  Simply put, phasing your project is the process of creating a comprehensive design plan that is installed over time rather than all in one go.

Why Should I Phase My Outdoor Living Space?

Budget Management:  Phasing allows clients to spread construction costs over time, making the project more financially feasible.

Flexibility and Adaptability:  Phasing offers flexibility, allowing you to adjust plans as needed based on changing priorities or circumstances.

Minimizing Disruption:  Phasing can minimize disruption to daily life by focusing on one area at a time. You can still enjoy your outdoor space throughout the process without feeling overwhelmed by a full-scale renovation.

Long-Term Vision:  Having a cohesive plan ensures that each phase contributes to the overall aesthetic and functionality of the outdoor space.

Why a Master Landscaping Plan Is Important in Phasing

Investing in a well-thought-out-plan from the outset, homeowners ensure that every element of their outdoor space harmonizes seamlessly, from the layout and design to the selection of plants and materials.  This approach not only maximizes the beauty and functionality of the landscape but also minimizes the risk of costly mistakes or design conflicts down the line.

Here are some parts of a master landscape plan that can be done in phases: 

  • Hardscaping. These structural parts of your property plan include things like patios, walls, walkways or fencing.
  • Softscaping. Trees, shrubs and perennials can be added all at once or in phases depending on where in the yard the design locates them.
  • Structures: Pergolas, fire features, decks, grill islands… any of these planned amenities can be added right away or a few years down the line.
  • Lighting: Beautiful well-placed lights can up the wow factor in your landscaping fast. Installing lighting during the hardscaping phase makes sense if you have room in your budget.

Working with a Design-Build Company Can Help You Achieve Your Goal

Getting to work with one company from start to finish has a huge advantage.  Here are some benefits:

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Comprehensive Planning and Design.  Whitehouse Landscaping works closely with clients to understand their vision, budget, and timeline, ensuring that each phase aligns with their long-term goals.

Expertise in Construction and Execution.  Our skilled professionals handle every aspect of the project, from site prep to final installation, with precision and attention to detail.

Communication and Project Management.  You will have a single contact who will keep you informed and involved throughout the entire process.

Flexibility.  We understand that client’s needs change.    Whether it’s adjusting plans mid-project or phasing construction to fit within budget constraints, your team is committed to finding solutions to satisfy a client’s needs.

Whitehouse Landscaping, a landscape design-build company, can guide you through each step of the design and construction, and help turn your vision into reality while providing a seamless and enjoyable experience.  Contact us and we’d be happy to discuss how your long-term goals are attainable.