If you watch a fair number of home improvement shows, you will know that they frequently emphasize the importance of landscape design. When they do it, it seems so easy. Just trim a few bushes, spend an afternoon at a nursery and pick out lots of lovely plants and then get them into the ground.
When you often don’t see is all of the planning and design that goes into a landscape. Many of the factors that go into play are:
- Land grading and drainage
- Amount of sun per each section of the yard
- Size and spacing of the plants
- Bloom season and duration
- Visual appeal
- Existing structures
When you hire a Calgary landscape design firm you get all of this and more.
The best landscape designs provide for a yard to enjoy as much of the year as possible. From blooming plants spring through fall and building snow forts in the winter. Using the right structures and layout can greatly extend the function and use of both the front and back yards throughout the year.
You can do all the research and make the plans and do it yourself. This will take more than an afternoon. You will spend hours over a number of days and possibly weeks just coming up with, hopefully, the best design and layout for your hardscape. Then there is knowing which plants to put where and how to best utilize the existing space. After you purchase the plants, you need to keep them watered and ready to plant.
Planting itself may take days of backbreaking work. You need to dig the area, improve the soil with the proper fertilization and place the plants. If the plants are out of bloom, you will need to remember which ones are which colors. Height is an important factor so that the ultimate growth of the taller plants will be toward the house, or back. Unless, of course, you are creating a design to be viewed from a cozy nook you have built.
All the plants in the same area need the same amount of sun and water. If you combine the wrong plants, like one that prefers shade to those that need full sun, you will not have a very successful arrangement.
All of this time you have invested are hours you could have spent in leisure activities with your family or enjoying the company of friends or engaged in sports. In the long run, you have lost time and money.
All of this can be solved by using a Calgary professional landscape design company like Project Landscape. We do all the hard work. You get to make the decisions and sit back and watch our crew go to work. The end result is an outdoor space that your neighbors will admire and an area that you can enjoy for many years to come.
Contact us for a free evaluation and estimate of what it will take to make your home the showplace of the block and subdivision.