When it is cold outside and all you see is white snow everywhere, that is the time to use your imagination and begin to plan how you would like your yard to look the following summer! Here are a few things to consider while you are dreaming:
What do you want to see? - Consider what you want to see in your yard. Do you need a more healthy lawn? Do you need some new landscaping? Maybe adding a new tree or bird feeder or maybe a new fence would be appealing.
What do you want to do? - Consider what you want to do outside. Do you like to just sit and enjoy the nice weather? Adding some furniture might be in order. I enjoy container gardening so I plan ahead for what I want to plant and what containers I will use. Maybe you want to swim this summer, so adding a pool might be nice.
What will it take? - Consider what it will cost. This can sometimes kill the dreaming, but, since you are dreaming ahead of time, you can budget what it will cost for that patio set you have wanted, or budget what it will take to update your lawn or have a pool put in. Dreaming ahead gives you time to save your nickels and dimes so your winter dreams can become a summer reality!