If your goals for 2019 include gathering in front of a fire, pondering above a new waterfall, or reading under a Japanese maple tree, and doing so from the comfort of your home, it’s time to map out your dream landscape.
Before you start digging a hole for your new water feature, follow these steps:
Gather Some Landscape Design Inspiration
Should your new landscape be made of softscape, hardscape, or xeriscape? Browsing portfolios of finished landscaping on similar sized properties in your region can help you pick a direction. Gather a collection of your favorite elements. Look for:
- Dry Creek Beds
- Retaining Walls
- Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces
Hire a Professional Landscape Designer Who Knows the Climate
Are the plants you want for your landscape native to the area? If not, can they withstand the weather conditions where you live? Find a professional landscape designer with experience working in your climate. A professional landscape company can help you make smart decisions on plant selection and placement. By combining your inspiration and their horticulture expertise, you’ll have a beautiful design that thrives for years to come.
Maintain Your Lawn or Hire a Landscape Management Company
Most of us know that if you don’t give your plants enough water, they could dehydrate. But, did you know that too much water can also harm your plants? It’s common for homeowners to overwater their plants, causing mold and wilting.
As with water, too little or too much direct sunlight can cause ill effects on your landscaping and make for disappointment during the months when your foliage should be in its prime. Consider hiring a landscaper who is trained in irrigation to determine an ideal watering schedule for your home’s lawn and garden.
Maintaining a regular schedule of lawn maintenance assures that your lawn will thrive year round. Hiring a professional landscaper can save time – they’ll remove leaves in the fall, winterize your plants in the cold months, and dethatch your lawn in the summertime.