There is no doubt that proper landscaping has a number of important benefits
From increased resale value to greater enjoyment of the home. Many of us would like to create a beautiful landscape, but it can be hard to find the time, and the ideas, to bring that new landscape to life.
It is important, however, to take the time to properly landscape your home. Not only will your neighbors thank you for your consideration, but your family will enjoy the enhanced beauty of their surroundings and you will have the satisfaction of a job well done.
Of course it always helps to have a plan before tackling any big project, and a landscape redesign is certainly no exception. It is important to create a sketch of what the finished landscape should look like, using both existing elements, like trees, bushes and flower beds, and new ones, like that retaining wall you’ve always wanted, or a new stone sidewalk & steps to your front door.
After you have this proposed landscape design in hand, it is important to work out a rough budget for the project. You can get an idea of the prices of stone, pavers, trees, shrubs and other plants by visiting your local nursery and landscaping supply store, and you can price landscaping tools, equipment, and other needed supplies at the same time.
Other elements, particularly custom or advanced ones, can be priced separately from a professional landscaping contractor.
As you consider the types of plants you would like to include in your new landscape, it is important to think about your climate and environment. Tropical varieties of plants, for instance, are unlikely to thrive in a cold climate, just as cold loving plants would be quite uncomfortable in a warmer area. It is a good idea to look for varieties of trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers and other plant life that is well adapted to your climate. The staff at your local nursery or garden center should be able to help you choose suitable varieties of landscaping plants and trees.
It is also important to consider how much space each of the plants will need when they have reached their maximum size. That wonderful little tree you see at the nursery may grow to be twenty or thirty feet tall, with a root system stretching forty feet or more. When you choose plants and trees for your landscaping project, be sure you know how large each plant will get, and be sure to space them accordingly.
Taking these factors into consideration will help you get the most from your garden and your landscape. It is important to see the landscape as a whole, and to choose those elements that will help to bring that stunning landscape to life. Remember, however, that there is a critically important and often overlooked component here – and that’s obtaining a consultation from a professional landscaping contractor.
While there are many DIY landscaping projects, larger-scale projects may require permits, earth-moving, grading, drainage considerations, and intense labor. If you require the assistance of a professional landscaper, please consider Earth and Turf Landscaping – a full-service landscape design and construction company serving Edmonton & surrounding areas.
Earth and Turf Landscaping specializes in complete transformations of residential and commercial properties. We have worked hard to earn the reputation as Edmonton’s most trusted landscaping company as we take pride in assisting our clients to go from a carefully thought out landscape design to detailed landscape construction.
Our Edmonton landscaping philosophy is to bring a custom, innovative and creative outdoor living space to all of our clients and with our team of certified and experienced landscaping contractors, we are able to ensure quality workmanship by qualified professionals!