I am aware that a landscape is the overall appearance of a lawn or garden. However, what services are considered to be in the realm of landscaping?
In general, any additions or improvements made to a home's exterior grounds are considered to be landscaping projects. Most people think of landscaping as any changes made to a lawn or garden surrounding a home. Regardless of the size and shape of an outdoor area, every home owner has a landscape to work with. Landscaping is the art of taking this space and transforming it into a complimentary work of art.
Why should I consider landscaping for my yard or garden?
Landscaping will make your property more desirable and appealing to anyone who might be interested in buying a home. When you do choose to sell your home, a beautiful landscape can attract more potential buyers. Think of your yard as your home, would you avoid cleaning the kitchen until you were ready to sell your home? A beautiful landscape around can make living there more enjoyable and promote a positive image to your friends and neighbours.
I've decided that I would like landscaping services but my lawn needs a lot of work. Where should I begin?
One of the first things that we do when landscaping a yard is work with trees. A common problem for most home owners is a large amount of branches threatening to fall and damage their house. After clearing all of the large, dead branches from over the yard, you might find that the additional sunlight immediately adds a new appearance to your yard, as well as protecting what is likely the largest investment that many people make.
Do I really need a professional to handle my landscaping?
While we would certainly love for you to try our services, some projects can be completed at home in only a few short hours. Deciding whether or not to hire a professional generally comes down to personal taste and the size of the project. You can save a great deal of money on very small projects, however, by consulting with a landscape designer will help you do your project once and have a game plan as to what your ideas are and what will work with your home.
I want to do my own landscaping, lawn care or gardening. Where should I begin?
Start your landscaping project in an area where you feel the most comfortable working. Gather some resources to help you with your project by purchasing books or looking online. You might have a specific design plan in mind that changes once you see what previous landscapers were able to do with a similar area. After you know what you want to do, start by developing a plan. Keep a watchful eye on your yard to see where the dry or sunny spots might be. If you find dry spots, those areas might require a bit more attention. Places in your yard that get a lot of sun might be great places for new gardens.
I've heard a lot about color theory when choosing plants and flowers. Can I apply this to my landscape?
From a landscapers perspective, color theory is very important. This concept involves mixing and matching colors to create a complimentary piece of art with your yard. Simply put, colors such as red and yellow are warm colors while blues and greens are cool ones. To create the best color scheme in your lawn, try matching warm colors with other warm colors and cool colors in the same way. Warm colors can be exciting while cool colors are often considered to be calming. So, if you are considering designing a garden for meditation, you will likely prefer to stick to cool colors in your fixtures and flowers.
Do you give free estimates?
Yes, we happily give free estimates to all interested parties.
How do I get an estimate?
Getting an estimate is easy. All you have to do is call us up and describe your desired services to get a preliminary price quote. For a more in-depth estimate, schedule a consultation session with one of our expert landscaping contractors.
Do you offer scheduled maintenance services?
Yes! Regularly scheduled maintenance services are the best way to keep your property attractive, safe, and well-maintained. We’re happy to pre-schedule you for regular maintenance based on your needs and schedule. Whether you want weekly, monthly, or semi-annual maintenance, we have you covered. Browse our website for an overview of all maintenance services we offer, or give us a call if you have something specific in mind.
Can I give input into the design?
Absolutely. Whether you’re looking for something modern, classic, or cutting edge, we work with you to incorporate your visions into the final design. Schedule a no-commitment-necessary consultation session to discuss your ideas and dreams. We’ll combine our skills and experience with your unique ideas to make sure you get precisely what you want.
Are you insured?
Yes. We are fully insured and up-to-date on all safety regulations. We’re happy to provide proof of insurance.
What’s the difference between hardscapes and softscapes?
Hardscapes are the human-made installations on your property like patios, pagodas, outdoor barbecues, and benches. Softscapes are the natural, growing items planted, like trees, bushes, and hedges. We provide services for both hardscapes and softscapes.
How do I care for freshly installed sod?
When you have fresh new sod, you want to make sure it stays as healthy as possible. To keep your sod in great shape, follow these simple rules:
- Proper watering is essential as your sod must be kept moist throughout the day. You can water it yourself or schedule watering services with us.
- Stay off the sod until after the first mowing to ensure it settles properly.
- After the first few days, cut back on irrigation so the soil will be firm for the first mow.
- Don’t mow your lawn until 14 days (two weeks) after the initial sod installation. To make things easy, you can schedule your first post-installation mowing with us.
- Fertilize at the end of the first month so that your sod gets all the nutrients it needs.