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An update to your home landscape design is something that should be done from the ground up. The concept is relatively simple but here we’ll take a look at the process. Looking at your home from a functional and aesthetic point of view is something that can be hard to do subjectively. We all have our own ideas about what looks good and what doesn’t and sometimes that gets in the way of knowing what we need. This process aims to eliminate that and make new larger scale projects easier to get started and accomplish.
Step 1 – The Drawing Board
If there is a landscaping area that is notably in need of repair, that is a great place to start. Or if you do not like how something looks and fits into the overall aesthetic of your home that is another great place to start. Head to the drawing board (with your local landscape contractor design team) and start brainstorming about what update you’d like to see. This can be done on a physical blue print but using today’s technology allows for advanced 3D rendering to be done on the computer. This way you can see what the completed work will actually look like. Its also easy to move things around and re-arrange them so you can see how things will look with different coloring or different layouts.
Step 2 – Getting Started
Through working with your contractor and playing around with different materials and layouts, you’ll then want to get started. That means pulling the trigger and getting a time frame established that the contractors will work within. Be sure that you are getting prices quoted for the work completion, not on an hourly basis as reputable companies will conduct quotes based on the entire cost of the project from the get go so there is no hidden or added on fees. You’ll want to get an idea of how long it takes for any particular job, so if the landscaping company says 2 weeks you should expect work to be completed in roughly that time frame (taking into account sometimes weather delays projects).
Step 3 – Reviewing Progress
You should ask for weekly updates if its a longer term project like a new pool installation or a new outdoor kitchen. You can visibly see it of course but its a good idea for a weekly update. You can keep an eye on how things are progressing and see how things are looking compared to the 3D rendering or blueprints. Remember however that viewing work in progress is not how it will appear when the project is completed. You also don’t want to appear like your there to observe and report on the landscape crew. If you’ve hired a reputable contractor you can rest assured things are going as planned.
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Summer is finally upon us and the heat wave has come right along with it now with temperatures pushing 90 degrees in the first few days of summer. So, that means getting the most out of your home’s outdoor decor through the rest of the warm weather months. If we remember what winter was like this past year you’ll want to be outdoors and in the sun as much as possible. But what if you have unfinished landscaping projects from last year? What if the pool area isn’t finished? What if your outdated patio is cracked and unsightly? Time to start seriously taking a course of action!
Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Vegetables
Nothing says a healthy home environment more than great color and plentiful vegetation to invite bees, color, and energy to your yard. This can be as simple as a few flowering bushes on the side of your driveway, or it can mean larger areas like full garden beds or raised vegetable gardens. Depending on the size of your property and available space, you may be considering doing some major planting this year. You should consider perennials and annuals, remember that some will die at the end of the summer and need to be replanted next year, while others will go dormant through the winter and pick right back up where they left off in the spring. Consult your local landscape contractor for the best ideas regarding species and different varieties for our area.
Updated Water Features and Pool Area
If you had or are having a new pool installed, be that in-ground or above ground, you’ll want to consider some additions to really bring that area together. What about an attached hot-tub or water slide? How about a natural stone water fall that connects to the pool? What about plantings around the pool area? A sprinkler system to keep things hydrated? Really only your imagination limits what you can and can not do so do some searching Online and around the neighborhood to get inspiration on how you’d like to see your new pool area come together this summer season. Then get out there and enjoy the sun!
Getting Started Before Its Too Late
None of us want to think about it right now, but before we know it fall will be just around the corner and that will put some changes into how much time we’ll be able to spend outside. Now, of course its still possible to take full advantage of your home landscaping outdoors in the fall with outdoor fire places and a wonderful foliage set up. But getting something done like installing a sprinkler system or having a new retaining wall built isn’t something that really can be done too close to winter. When large machinery is required or digging into the soil or installing water pipes, the spring and summer are the ideal times to get going. So, you should have some serious ideas about the changes you want to see made this year and then start pricing some quotes and time frames for work completion from a few local landscaping contractors. Look for someone with a team, not just a guy and a pickup truck, and also a contractor with more experience as opposed to less.
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Warm weather is finally here and we can safely assume it will more or less stick around. More than likely we won’t have another snow storm at this point (although it has happened before this far into spring), so here we’ll look at the best home landscaping options you should be considering right now. Whether considering large scale projects like a custom pool or a new outdoor kitchen, or simpler options like new flower or plant varieties, here we’ll look at a comprehensive list.
1. New Flowers, Trees, Shrubs, Vegetables and Mulch
So you should really be having your mulch and soil maintained each and every year. That can mean turning it over so the fresh soil/mulch under the surface is brought to the top, or a complete re-mulch. This will add beautiful color and odor, not to mention it will allow your plant choices to thrive. Flowers offer color, fragrance, and wildlife (bees, humming birds, etc); and they can truly bring a landscape full circle offering a complete and beautiful look. Trees and shrubs are in the same vein. Add some color and coverage with fast growing trees that are investments into your home. Garden vegetables? The right soil with the right sprinkler system can make any garden thrive. So be sure to start picking up your seeds as its time to start planting!
2. Irrigation and Sprinkler Systems
As we all know, the summer is hot and has a lot of sun that will damage your lawn. When temperatures exceed 90 and the sun UV index is equally as high, plants suffer. So an automated sprinkler system with attached timers and rain sensors can keep everything healthy and hydrated without you having to go and manually hose or sprinkler different areas. Thinking of a gardening some vegetables or have a raised bed this year? A sprinkler system is a great fit to save time and keep your vegetables hydrated and happy. Happy vegetables grow faster and larger and also offer better flavor, the most important aspect of a vegetable garden!
3. Custom Patios & Outdoor Kitchens
An outdoor patio is a must have for most properties. Whether connected to a low standing ground floor deck, underneath your bi-level deck, or connected to a pool area; an outdoor patio invites you and your family to spend more time outdoors. Do some sun bathing or just hang out for afternoon cocktails and conversation, a custom patio offers all of these along with customization options regarding stone varieties, seating arrangements and retaining wall design. A great addition to a patio is a custom outdoor kitchen. This creates a truly outdoor living space where you can prepare and eat meals and spend more time outside during the warm weather months. Options like a fireplace or custom bar will allow you to be creative when it comes to this sort of home landscaping design.
4. Fence Updates and Options
Looking to get rid of that old property line fence that is falling apart and seems like an oversight form the original owners? Updating with an estate style modern fence, classical white picket, natural stone, or other options can keep your property line looking great (not just be there). Here you can start to think about lighting to go with the fencing, or what sorts of color schemes you like, or even how high the fence should go. Have a dog? It’s a great idea to enclose your property so your dog can run freely in the yard without you having to fear them running off after a car or into the road. Be sure to look at your property with a new eye for what could be by installing a custom fence.
5. Who To Hire
There are many more options you can consider when it comes to home landscaping this spring. But, how should you go about deciding which landscape contractor will offer the best work for the best price? Have the best experience and manpower? Have the best insight and advice considering budget and what should take priority? Doing some research and asking around are an option, also is finding out via web searches who is the best for your area, the county and your town specifically. How long have they been in business? What sort of quotes do they offer? Is their pricing competitive? What is the quality of their past projects? These are all questions you should ask.
Knowing who to hire also doesn’t have to be very difficult. For the best in Custom Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise and thousands of happy families, right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today to set up a free consultation. 845-727-8815