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DIY Landscaping

Where do you start with your do-it-yourself (DIY) landscaping?

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Free DIY Landscape Experience.
And it’s simple, too!

First, bring your thoughts and dreams with you to  Evergreen in Colonial Heights and pick up your very own DIY Landscape Design Kit. Decide what area(s) of your property you want to target over the next 4-6 weeks. Using the kit’s planning area, draw a basic outline of your house’s footprint, including sidewalks, stoops, decks, and driveways.

Measure any overhangs, noting their size along with any overhead wires, buried cables, pipes, or septic-filled beds. Measure the height of window-sills, patios, and decks to the ground. Note from which side of the house the sun rises in the morning. Print several pictures of the area(s), which will also make for great “before” shots! Note and, if possible, name existing plants that you may want to keep or re-locate. Also, make a list of any plants that you like or dislike.

The next step is to return the Landscape Design Kit with your notes, drawing, and pictures to the same Evergreen location that provided the kit. Our Nursery staff will then discuss your ideas with you, answering any questions that you may have, as well as asking a few questions of our own in order to fully understand your vision. You may also want to look at potential plants at this time and add them to your “like” list. We will then advise you on proper soil preparation for your beds so that you are ready to start planting as soon as your landscape design is completed!

Your Custom Landscape Design Kit

While we strive to finish your design kit in a very timely manner, it may take a little longer at some times than others, but we do try to complete it in just a few days. When it is ready for your review, we will call you to schedule a time to discuss the design, which normally takes approximately 15-30 minutes. We will help you select your plants and soil amendments at this time as well. We always work hard to make this process go as smoothly as possible, and we will be there for you from the beginning of your journey until the design installation is complete. Then all you have left to do is admire your new landscape! Until you see another area you want to beautify, of course!!

With Evergreen’s Landscape Design Kit, the only thing we don’t include is YOU!! So, come to Evergreen H&G Showplace today and pick up your very own Landscape Design Kit so we can start working together to make your dreams come true!