3 Reasons to Opt for Landscaping Companies Over DIY Landscape Design and Build

When it comes to landscape design and renovation, you want to choose the best company for your project, a design and build company that is specifically skilled at what you want to have done. Consider these reasons why looking for landscaping companies in Avon, CT, will result in a more successful landscape design project than if you tried to do any of it yourself.

Doing the Project DIY

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Puttering around in the yard is a vastly different thing than planning a landscape. Many of us love to plant flowers and tend to the shrubs, but choosing the plants and trees for a landscape project requires knowledge of the soil composition, climate considerations, and growing conditions for plants. For the hardscaping elements - the paver patios, walkways, retaining walls, swimming pool surrounds, etc - the risk involved with incorrect installation and planning can be even more devastating. 

Several common problems with doing it yourself can be: (1) Starting with a blank slate, or even a large area, can be very overwhelming; (2) Each plant has sun and water requirements, and it can be confusing when you combine them to make sure that they are compatible and will look how you envision; (3) It matters what the soil is like, since dirt can be lacking in essential nutrients to support thriving growth; (4) Installing even a portion of a landscape is quite time intensive. You may grow weary of working on the installation every spare minute. This can lead to an unfinished project that assaults your eyes every time you drive up to your home.

What Is a Landscape Design and Build Company?

A landscape design and build company goes through the following process with a client: meets with the client to discuss needs, creates an all-inclusive landscape scheme, establishes phases of landscape installation, and completes installation.

Advantages of a True Landscape Design and Build Company

A true landscape company will give you and your landscape personal, individualized attention. Choosing a company that specializes in residential design and installation means that they will see your landscape project through from beginning to end, often with services to maintain the beauty they bring to your yard.

A comprehensive step-by-step process can take the guesswork out of building a landscape for you. Here are some of the steps that they follow: (1) They come to your home and actually meet with you in your yard; (2) They discuss with you how you want to use the space, and they see the problems that are preventing you from achieving that functionality you desire; (3) With skilled eyes, they take pictures of the landscape and keep notes on ideas and hurdles to be overcome.

After consulting with you, a landscape professional will transfer the measurements onto a plan that is specific to your property. Taking into account the space required for outdoor features such as a fully functional kitchen, a complete grilling area, a multilevel patio, or a fire feature, the contractor designs a landscape that accommodates for traffic patterns and usability. While you might not stop to consider drainage issues, underground utilities, and trees with roots that can stand in the way, your landscape contractor immediately will—and will make sure all the important details are covered for a successful project.

For a comprehensive landscape package that will exceed your expectations, speak with the award-winning team at Clarke Landscapes today! 


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