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Category: Excavating & Grading Landscapes

How to Choose a Landscaping Company

  Many homeowners turn to a professional landscaper due to a lack of time, energy, or design skills. Choosing to hire a landscaping company can be intimidating and time-consuming as it’s essential to do thorough research on all candidates to ensure they can efficiently complete your project. Improve your property value and create the home of your dreams by getting professional help with all your landscaping needs. Identify the Amount of Landscaping Needed Before contacting a full-service landscaping company, it’s encouraged to consider how you plan to utilize your space and establish the desired functionality of your outdoor space. This

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10 Common Landscape Design Mistakes You Need To Know

The landscape design process is the foundation for every successful landscaping project. Throughout the construction process, the landscape design is referenced every day. Observations and suggested changes should be noted because they too will affect the ultimate outcome. The best-case scenario is to completely update the landscape design after the project is built. This “as-built” plan will serve a valuable reference point for the future as additional changes are common. Most homeowners are not concerned with these recommended practices as long as the completed project meets their expectations. However, not having them may lead to unanswered questions in the future.

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Why You Need To Grade Your Yard, And How To Do It

When we take a step back and observe elegant landscape design, we rarely look past the surface. When you take a stroll past your favorite properties, you may gawk at beautiful rock gardens, massive patios, tasteful waterscapes, or incredible gardens. But underneath these impressive features is where the magic happens. Every change that you make to your property affects the preservation of your yard. This is especially true for drainage. Changing certain landscape features will dramatically change where water runoff occurs. If this isn’t properly planned for or taken care of, you risk some serious problems with both your landscaping

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Landscape Drainage Problems: How To Fix Them Forever

  Water is a necessity for every landscape. It nourishes plants and freshens hardscape elements by washing them clean of unwanted debris. It makes turfgrass lush and green as springtime in Ireland. Sometimes you can get too much of a good thing. Water puddles on your lawn. No big deal you say. Soon the sun will be shining and it will be gone. This may be true, but it’s smart to think like a detective. A low spot that collects water today may be a clue to solving a future landscape drainage problem. One thing you can always count on

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Using Hardscaping to put the Finishing Touches on Your Yard

When most people think of designing their yard they think of the lawn. Another thing to look it is what hardscaping elements you can add. Hardscaping are the human-made features used in landscaping. For example, paths, walls, and patios. Achieving a balance between the plants and hardscaping will take your yard to the next level. Finding the Balance The most important aspect of designing hardscaping is finding the balance between hard and soft elements in your yard. Look at your entire space when choosing what features to incorporate. Leave whatever greenery you can. Choose materials that complement your yard and the

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Landscaping – Unique Benefits of Planning that Special Project

Perhaps you’ve been imagining that brand new deck or beautifully landscaped garden. Having that vision is just the first step. To make that dream a reality, you need to properly plan and design that special project. Projects Take Time This may seem like an obvious statement, but if you want to enjoy your new deck this summer you can’t wait until July to start on it. There are many aspects of a project where time is a major factor. Determining how long you have to complete the project is the first step. Going back to our summer deck example, you may need

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