This question comes up a few times every year and really has to be considered on a case by case basis. Like most home improvements you the client, the integrity of the project and the best use of the contractors time is crucial to a successful landscape installation. The key in doing a job in phases is to pick the phases in the right order, not necessarily the order the client has in mind, but the order the job dictates. We have broken the steps down in order to help our clients visualize the complete process here.