Plan Your Summer Project

With Ottawa and much of Eastern Ontario recovering from multiple snow and ice storms over the past few weeks, it can be hard to imagine that spring will ever come! But before we know it, we will be putting away those snow shovels and winter boots, and working hard to get our lawns and gardens ready to enjoy this summer. The key to a successful landscaping project is having a plan in place ahead of when you aim to start the work. So whether you are starting a new lawn or adding a vegetable garden to your property, why not spend a few minutes forgetting about winter weather and planning for your beautiful new landscaping feature!

There are so many ways that you can add new life to your property by investing in quality landscaping. From adding a pool, to building a retaining wall, fixing up a walking path, or adding some decorative garden boxes, you can make the exterior of your home shine this year.

Once you have decided what your project will be, it is important to do some preliminary work to help you understand the scope of your project. Measuring the area of the space in which you will be working is a good place to start. If you are seeding or sodding part of your lawn, creating a new garden or flowerbed, or adding some decorative stone or mulch to an area of your property, you need to know the length, width, and depth of the space you want to cover. Having these dimensions will allow you to calculate how much of each landscaping product you will need to complete your project.

The next step is to do some research to find out what products your project requires. If you are undertaking a large-scale project or are new to landscaping, it might be worthwhile to give a professional, local landscaper a call to see if this is something that you may need external support to complete. You can also look at similar projects online to get an idea of the options that are out there. This can be particularly helpful when it comes to picking a colour scheme for mulch, interlock, or decorative stone. Our convenient online store is also a great place to browse an extensive variety of high-quality landscape products.

When it comes to selecting landscaping products, you also want to ensure that you have the correct tools and expertise to install them properly. Some products can be more difficult to work with than others, so it is important to go over the installation steps very carefully before beginning any project. This process will also allow you to figure out what tools you will need for the project. There are few things more frustrating than trying to complete a complicated job with the wrong tools!

Once you have your plan in place, the next step will be to execute it! Here at Greely Sand & Gravel, we start taking orders for product delivery in April. So get your order in on time to receive convenient delivery to your door, on your schedule. We offer delivery by dump truck load or in cubic yard bags, so that you have the right amount of product for your project. We can also deliver our Lawn & Garden Tool Rental Kit, if you need some extra tools to get the job done.

For more information on our products, services, and deliveries, visit our website anytime! We can’t wait to help make your landscaping dream a reality in 2024.