When you think about landscaping, it usually involves implementing your design into a beautiful yard to create a space that is not only pleasing to the eye, but ideally your own haven that can be multifunctional as well. What some people don’t even consider is how a properly landscaped yard can go so far as to lower heating and cooling costs, if it is placed and maintained correctly, reducing the amount of wind and providing protection known as windbreaks, or providing shade for the walls and windows. Finding the right landscape designer is crucial in discovering little tips such as these. The landscape architects working on your property should work with you to find the best fit for the outside of your home, that also benefits you within it.
What are some things about landscaping services to consider?
A good landscaping team will know that the first course of action is to take a site inventory to analyze the climate conditions, soil, existing vegetation, and drainage. All of these factors are vital components of bringing your perfect yard together. Another point of interest your landscaper should make sure you are aware of is water, water, water! One big, yet easily avoidable mistake many people make is not watering enough. A good solution for this could be installing a simple drip-irrigation system that can be regulated on a timer. These may sound like basics, but if a landscaper skips over these important things, you might be looking at red flags. If you want your yard and garden to shine, your landscaper should be on top of his or her game.
Bringing a bit of history into your outdoor oasis
There is a lot of history that many people don’t immediately think of when they think about landscaping. The term “landscape” was originally used in reference to painting, dating back to 17th century Middle Dutch. But it goes back even further than that. Think about all of those beautiful trees that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says can reduce unwanted noise by around 50%, replacing it instead with the much more welcome sounds of rustling leaves, slightly creaking branches, and the birds that perch among the branches. Those trees are part of an incredible history, being some of the longest-living organisms on the planet. Combine that with the brick for paths or flower beds, and you’ve got more history, with mankind’s oldest manufactured good. In fact bricks that were made of clay and baked in the sun were used in structures more than 6,000 years ago!
Your yard can be the stunning retreat you’ve always wanted, a gem that catches the eyes of passersby, and a respectful nod at the long history that compounded to create what it is today.