Does the thought of landscaping make you feel all giddy and excited? Or are you the type who becomes all too stressed out at the idea of having to take another improvement project done? Maybe you feel a little of both. Adding colors and texture to your front or backyard takes careful planning. Though it may be tempting to make it a do-it-yourself project to make it personal or perhaps even save on costs, it would be a whole lot better when professional landscape contractors in Edmonton do it for you.
So how do you transform an ordinary looking yard into an extraordinary one? Here are a few things you must keep in mind. Remember to discuss the details of each one with your chosen landscape contractor to achieve the most desired result:
It begins with the measurement of the area that you have. It is where all the planning begins. It is difficult to determine how many trees or shrubs or flowering plants you’re going to need if you don’t know how much space you have. Professional landscape designers recognize the importance of a survey of the land to ensure that they won’t end up putting more plants than they should.
When you know how much space you have, it is time to make a design plan. How do you want the yard to look like? Look for inspirations in magazines and books. As you and your design company work on the project for your yard, it is best to consider its natural landscape. The slopes, as well as drainage patterns in the area, should be considered too.
This may be one of the most exciting parts of transforming your yard into a beautiful landscape. When picking the plants and shrubs, make sure to consider the growing requirements of the plants, such as the height and width of your chosen plants at maturity. At this point, you will need the assistance of a professional landscaping company. They can give you recommendations as to the plants and trees that you may want to include, and which plants will be able to thrive in you local climate, as well as your microclimate (your actual yard). They base their suggestions on the growth requirements of the facilities as well as the overall look that you would like to achieve. They also take into consideration the maintenance requirements, and how you will plan to function in your outdoor space (pet and kid friendly, visitors, etc.).
There are really so many choices and different elements to think about when planning your landscape. If you know exactly what you want, and have a plan already in place, great, then maybe you just need some help implementing the plan and putting everything in place. Maybe you’re stuck and can’t figure out where to start, that’s also great, we can guide you through the process step by step to ensure you have an beautiful, functional space to enjoy.