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If the recent warm-up in temperatures has you thinking about the fact that spring will soon be upon us, you might be chomping at the bit to start some of the projects sitting at the top of your to-do list for the upcoming season.  Now is a good time to begin to plan for the projects you want to tackle in early spring so that you’ll be ready to go as soon as the weather cooperates and you can get outdoors.

The successful completion of any project is dependent on proper planning and then carrying a well thought-out plan through to execution.  When it comes to planning, it’s best to begin with the basics.  Think about what you want to accomplish, what your budget is and what types of goals and constraints you may need to address along with way.  For example, if you are thinking of installing a new outdoor entertaining area, you may know that your goal is to have a spacious patio area complete with an outdoor kitchen and a meandering path to your coveted garden.  But before you start planning the backyard of your dreams, knowing how much you have or are willing to spend will help you plan for a finished project that will be attainable, rather than allowing yourself to dream up a space that is far beyond what your wallet is willing to bear.

Once you’ve got the basics covered, it’s time to start planning for what you’ll need to do in order to be up and running and to avoid hitting any major snags.  For example, looking into the types of materials you need and figuring out where you will get them from is a critical factor in getting your project off the ground.  If you will need bulk construction or landscaping materials, such as dirt, sand, crushed stone or gravel, it’s best to inquire now about where you can get the amount of materials you need, as well as what companies will be willing to provide delivery of the items so that they are where you need them when you need them to be there.

You’ll also need to make sure you have the proper tools on hand or that you have looked into where you can rent tools and machinery that you may need to use.  Nothing can hold up a project faster than being ready to work on a task only to find that you do not have the right tool to get the job done right.  It’s never too early to look into where you can rent any equipment you may not own or that may not be worth buying.  It’s also a good idea to find out if you can reserve the equipment in advance for a specific day or time period so you don’t have to leave availability to chance.

Be sure to also check into any permits you may need and to review any local ordinances that may impact your construction plans.  The earlier you take care of all the minor, but necessary, details associated with your project, the more likely you will have an easier time getting your plan off the ground and completed without any major roadblocks hindering your progress.

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