It’s never too early to start planning for spring projects! Most of the homeowners that we work with are using this pre-spring season to begin their planning and acquisition of mulches, gravels, patio pavers and all the other pieces of a spring refresh!

Here are some top tips for making sure your spring projects go as smoothly, and turn out as gorgeous as possible:

1. Do It Yourself and Save

Hard work can seem like a big job come spring, but doing it yourself is a great way to save money and get some exercise. From what the customers that do it themselves tell us, they like being in full control over the look and feel of their landscape. It also gives them the chance to use some creative expression as they build new features for their yard. Since it can easily cost thousands of dollars for even simple landscape projects, doing it yourself is an easy way to save a lot of money.

     2. Get it Delivered

Don’t waste time and energy with the hassle of going to the hardware store or garden store and having to load bags of messy, heavy mulch and gravel into the back of your car – get it delivered instead. There are several providers of landscaping products that offer direct, affordable delivery throughout the KC metro area. Consider that many people are injured every year (especially back injuries) during the spring season from trying to lift too much, so save yourself the trouble!

     3. Install A Fixture

Installing fixtures like a fire pit or fire place are perfect spring patio projects. You get to enjoy them all year, they look great and they’re relatively easy to install yourself. There are a lot of options for these too, from open fire rings to self contained stone/brick encircled fire pits. Plus, if you’re already getting mulches and gravels delivered, most carriers will deliver a fire pit too if you ask. We also like fire pits because they are a great complement to the decks we build – adding an even greater opportunity for usage of the back yard for most homeowners!

If you’re looking for a place to get the best prices and a wide selection for your outdoor home improvement projects, check out the new River Bend Rock & Mulch.