The Different Facets of Landscaping
There are more landscaping companies out there than you can account for. That is a fact. However, not everyone is fit to offer you the service that you are looking for. There might be some confusion but after reading this post, you should have a clear idea on what facets exist in the industry. As a trade,
Landscaping has become divided into three main categories:
- Lawn Care Companies – Fertilization, Weed Control, Aeration Services
- Lawn Maintenance Companies – Lawn Mowing, Garden Bed Maintenance
- Landscape Construction Companies – Sodding, Interlocking and Stamped Concrete
Depending on the type of project you are planning for your backyard, choose your companies accordingly. More often than not, Landscaping is triggered by a few major reasons – Selling the House, Improving Aesthetic Beauty, Preparing it for overseas relatives to visit or there is a Weeding or an occasion. All houses plan on doing some landscaping for one reason or another, yet few actually put some action behind their words. You will be hard pressed to find truly appalling landscapes in your neighbourhood.
Why is that the case? Most people who really like landscaping either picture a huge expense of try doing the work themselves. However, if you attempt the project yourself, the finish certainly won’t be similar to a professional (unless you are a contractor yourself). A good designer might end up costing you money but in the end you are the biggest winner.
Everyday, you will be witness to your creation and certainly the envy of your neighbors. Landscaping has proven to also increase the property value of your home by nearly 40-50% depending on the amount of work you put it.
In order to get started on a landscape project, there are several different ways. Just choose what makes most sense to you:
- Landscaping and Gardening Blogs/Books
- Your Neighbors Yards
- Your Own Design
- Professional Consultations
- Home Shows
- Your Local Nursery
In the entire list, contacting professional consultants are usually your best bet. As professionals in the industry, they deal with landscaping all the time and have seen every single possible scenario when it comes to re-creating a backyard. There are also so many different variables you do not know of that they will account for. This is known as the “unknown” unknown variables.
Few homeowners ever consider the “unknown” variable and tend to stick to their drawings. Sometimes that might be a great strategy, but most of the time, it is certainly not. Make sure you contact a landscaping contractor to help you put your dream project together