You deserve something beautiful, don’t you think?
One of the most fun things (well, actually, the whole reason we’re doing all of this) about being a residential landscaping service provider is the look on our customers’ faces when they step outside of their home and into their dream backyard.
There’s something about that feeling of pure joy and excitement when they see the design, structure, and positioning all perfectly done to their liking. And then when they walk around and see every detail carefully chosen and they’re impressed about it all… Priceless. Not only are we proud of a job well done, but the fact that we made our customer happy, it’s why we do what we do.
So, in light of all that, we thought we would share with you some essential, basic knowledge you should have when deciding to go ahead and start a residential landscape design project. We’re strong believers that customers should be in the know of what’s going on, where the project is headed, and, if they want, how things are done.
Knowledge is always power, right?
Do you already have your dream landscape design in mind and you’re ready to just go ahead with a team of experienced professionals by your side to do it all for you? That sounds right up our alley. Call us at (631)287-7666 or email us to talk.
2 essential things to know about residential landscaping
It all starts with a well thought out plan
We wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, failing to plan is planning to fail.
Design requires an understanding of each unique site, knowing how to read a landscape, extensive knowledge of plant materials, and years of experience extrapolating information from and working with owners to achieve the aesthetic they desire.
When we begin a new landscaping design project, we begin with a comprehensive intake. Then we work to design and develop a detailed landscape plan that reflects the environmental conditions of the site, the most appropriate plants and trees, the topography and of course, our client’s lifestyle and needs.
We take into consideration:
- Your needs and lifestyle — Do you want it to be colorful, sleek, modern, party-ready? Do you want to keep it low maintenance?
- The overall layout of your property — How are things going to be positioned in relation to each other?
- Who will enjoy it — Does it need to be kid-friendly or an oasis for adults?
Design with the future in mind
This is the moment to think about whether you want to hire a company to do everything for you or not.
We’re saying this because the plan is basically the easiest step, although it still requires a lot of knowledge about plants, structures, design and installation. What comes after is even more complex, especially because everything will also have to be maintained once completed.
Let’s take plants for example. Different plants have different needs as the seasons go by, and you’ll have to assess how much work you’re willing to put in to take care of them all. Their position is also important when it comes to shade (yes, trees, we’re talking about you!), creating barriers for insects, or preventing damage, as well as the space each plant needs to fully mature without obstacles.
Mahoney Associates are the professionals you need for the landscape of your dreams
Well, there you have it. These two wisdom nuggets will help you get started on your residential landscaping journey. It can be fun, but perhaps a bit difficult…
…unless you have an experienced team of professionals all ready to go. If you’ve been on the fence about creating your dream landscape, but you’re dreading the possibility of spending a lot of time and effort on it, we’re here to make it effortless for you. Call us at (631)287-7666 or email us to talk.