Regardless of the size, shape, or condition of a yard, homeowners will be amazed what type of landscapes can be created in that space. If the current thinking is there is nothing that can be done in this space, hire a landscaper to help explore the possibilities. That uneven backyard can be leveled to make way for an outdoor kitchen, a gazebo, or a pool. The narrow space between the back door and the shed can become a small patio to enjoy coffee or for playing cards.
The Initial Consultation
A landscape designer will come to the house, assess the yard, take measurements, and find out what the family needs and wants. Recommendations are expressed, sketches presented, and the family can select the plan they prefer. Before speaking with the designer, come up with a budget and be honest about what the family is able or prepared to spend. This will dictate the best options and let the professional create designs that fall within the budget.
If there are any preparations that have to be done before installation can begin, the designer will explain those and provide estimates for that stage of the landscaping process. Homeowners may wish to do some of the prep work themselves to save money. A schedule will be arranged for installation as soon as the preparations are finished.
Benefits of Professional Design and Installation
The first is stunning curb appeal. The yard will look impressive and be the envy of the block. The value of the property increases after landscaping is completed. The yard also becomes more functional and enjoyable for the family. The investment will provide a high return because the yard will suit needs and desires for years into the future.
Installers have the experience to get components placed and secured for safety and durability. This is essential when fireplaces, water features, or retaining walls are being added to the space. Trees, shrubs, and flowers are planted with care to ensure strong root systems. Homeowners who attempt to do it all themselves will spend much more time and money and still have to hire a professional to fix elements or replant trees.