Virtually all homeowners understand the value landscaping adds to a property, but few owners fully grasp the importance of a comprehensive residential landscape design to achieve the best results. There’s more to achieving a cohesive look than simply visiting the local big-box store to purchase a few plants. Design professionals work with homeowners to determine the best ways possible to achieve the desired look.
Planting Options Make or Break a Plan
Selecting the best options for plantings takes skill, not luck. Design professionals know which types of plants will work in specific locations and choose plants for their sizes, colors, and textures. Few, if any, property owners have the knowledge needed to make the best choices. That’s why design professionals take time with each client to determine their long-term objectives for various properties.
Make Plans for Taking Care of Plantings
Every plant selected for a property will need some level of care. In some cases, property owners intend to have a landscape service monitor plantings and provide needed services as they arise. However, homeowners intending to care for their own yards will need to gain an understanding of pruning, fertilizing, and other needs specific choices will require if those plantings are to thrive.
Providing Water Is Always Important
Colorado is a truly beautiful state, but consistent rainfall can’t be guaranteed. That suggests property owners should consider watering systems to make sure their landscaping investments thrive for even if no rain falls for weeks at a time. Area landscape experts routinely recommend sprinkler systems tailored to meet each client’s specific needs.
Enjoying Landscaping After Dark
Since homeowners often entertain in the evenings, proper lighting enhances a property’s landscaping, which makes it possible to enjoy the look and feel of plantings regardless of the time. Of course, even property owners not given to entertaining frequently can enjoy their yards if quality, well-designed landscape lighting is installed. Discuss the options with a design professional to make sure lighting is factored into a design.
Of course, there are other aspects of landscape design homeowners may want to consider, which makes it even more important to review the available options with a design professional. To make the most of your property, contact a landscape design professional for advice today.