As a homeowner, your yard is most likely the first thing you see when you pull and out of your driveway. How does it make you feel? With the right vision, that regular yard could become a unique canvas full of seasonal flowers, tall trees, and shrubs that accentuate your home.
Most people think that landscaping is a simple process, but there is more to it than meets the eye! When it comes to transforming their space into something unique, we encourage our customers to first schedule a free landscaping design consultation to identify the condition of your yard and details that need to be examined before one can choose plants to put in the ground.
Let our landscaping designers help you plan your do-it-yourself project, choose plants, and help make your vision a reality—it’s what they are trained to do!
Before you set out and start pulling weeds, ask yourself, “Do you know what you want your landscape to look like?”
Chances are you have not done the correct amount of research on your property to know what is acceptable and what is not in terms of the law, your soil type, or shading needs. This may not be your first project, but more questions arise with each plan. A good landscaper thinks of area size and knows what things like pitch and drainage are so they can help protect the foundation of your home all while making it look nice.
Be sure to tell your landscaping designer about water runoff issues, rocky areas that may prevent plant growth, and other landscaping challenges your have faced in the past. You may also want to bring a soil or leaf sample with you when you visit the garden center. Our garden center associates can help you identify plants that work well with your existing foliage and offer tips for future projects.
Planting time is important as some flowers will reach full bloom while others remain in different stages. Most people appreciate beautiful plants and want to add them to their yards without consideration to the plant’s growth needs. The kinds of plants most people have in mind require loads of attention but a professional can give your yard “that look” while keeping in mind that not a lot of time may be devoted to its care and upkeep later on. Some plants require little care and still have the potential to turn a garden into an award-winning oasis.
Ask our garden center associates how much maintenance a plant will need before you leave the garden center. We’ll also give you tips on potting or topsoil and automatic feeders that will help provide your plants with nutrients even when you forget them!
Make it all Come Together
A good yard has more than colorful flowers. It has contrast, variety, unique shapes, and overall good balance. Understanding how plants work together in a landscape setting is important in creating a great finished product. Trees and bushes are a nice touch to any landscape project and they often add value to your property. Some of these things are done by a landscaper on a computerized layout of your house to ensure that every detail is exactly how you imagined it.
Landscaping is much more than preparing soil and getting it ready for trees and flowers. It involves planning, research, creativity, and leadership to get the tough jobs done. Hiring a professional may be the best option to prevent future problems and save time in the end.
For more information on Woodlawn Landscaping & Nursery’s landscaping services, please call (610) 647-1300 to speak with a landscaping designer.