Your options are endless when it comes to landscape design. Inspiration is everywhere, from your neighbors beautifully landscaped yard, all the way to Pinterest. But before planning your ultimate yard, take stock of your property’s challenges, and its potential.
Do you have a steeped yard? No problem – tiers can turn a sloped yard into a functional beauty.
Is your yard too small? Don’t worry - we will solve your problem by designing a plan to visually expand the scope of your yard.
Does your yard have drainage problems? We can solve that – with proper irrigation systems and preventive landscaping, your lawn will soon ‘drain and green’ like a pro.
Is your grass bare and rocky? – Easy fix – by re-sodding bare and patchy areas with the proper grass, appropriate fertilization, and trimming unneeded shading, your lawn will root and grow a rich, healthy green.
Is your yard plain and lacking interest? That’s where we shine – our outdoor experts will create a comprehensive landscape design for you that not only provides essential solutions, but also adds visual interest and increases the function of your environment.
Landscaping needs vary and can range from a simple flower layout, to more decorative spaces that include retaining walls, patios, and pergolas. We design your project to assist your more urgent landscaping needs, while also planning for any long-term goals you may have. Our goal is to create an outdoor environment that is both stunning and functional for you and your family.
Our landscaping services include:
Our outdoor experts have the knowledge and experience to understand that correct landscape design and installation, are critical to the long-term success of your yard. We are particular about choosing vegetation that will grow and prosper all year long. Once we have planned your landscape, we begin site preparation and installation. After planting, we will discuss with you, how to cultivate and maintain your new landscape.
Irrigation systems are very important in achieving and caring for a healthy landscape, with two being especially beneficial:
Sprinkler systems take the guesswork out of watering your lawn or flowers by maintaining a pre-programmed system of watering. This keeps consistent, and pre-planned moisture on dry roots during warmer months, and colder months as well. Your sprinkler system can also determine which areas require the most water.
French drains also aid with lawn irrigation by preventing water from draining into inappropriate areas. This prevents soggy turf as well as pooling water. Both systems create an effective, strong landscape for your home.
Because each lawn environment is unique, we plan your irrigation system to provide benefits for your home as well as your yard. Funneling water away from your home prevents cracks in the foundation, and the erosion of soil. Roofing gutters are another important component to help ensure excellent drainage.
Have you noticed rain water pooling around your home’s foundation? Or does your lawn have soggy patches? If so, your home probably need a French drain. A French drain is a drainage system that re-directs water away from your home, into proper drainage areas. It involves gravel filled trenches and specially constructed piping.
Unpredictable weather can put our homes at risk for water issues. Long periods of heat followed by excessive rains can cause water to not only pool in low lying places, but flow into the very foundation of your home.
There are five main reasons why funneling water away from your home is important:
While the concept of French drains is simple, proper design and installation is extremely important. Your drainage system must be designed so that no water inadvertently collects around your home, or in small valleys hidden within your lawn.
French drains are best when used with a complete landscape design. This ensures that your trees and flower beds maintain their optimum beauty while also protecting your home.
The outdoor experts at Home Improvements of America, will work with you to develop a comprehensive irrigation plan for your property. Our goal is to maximize your dollar and provide the best care for your home and lawn.
The relaxing ambiance of outdoor mood lighting is an important part of your landscape design. Direct lighting can enhance certain outdoor features such as decks and pergolas, while soft illumination allows your manicured landscaping to pop.
Most outdoor lighting requires electrical wires to be buried low enough in the ground to protect them from water. Our licensed electrician can easily do this, and add an outdoor transformer if needed. However, if you are an excellent handyman, you may be able to connect low-voltage wires yourself. Lowes and Home Depot are excellent at providing guidance for DIY projects. And if you need inspiration, Pinterest is the way to go. Fortunately, there are so many great options for outdoor lighting that the possibilities are almost endless:
And don’t forget to brighten up your homes exterior. Up-lighting around your home adds distinction, and highlights smart design features like bay windows, or beautiful flowerbeds. With a good imagination and clever design, we can help create the perfect lighting package to complement your landscape and your home itself. As the sun sets, your home will come aglow and give you good reason to enjoy your evening outdoors.
Hardscaping is placing permanent fixtures on your property such as decks, pathways, or pergolas. These features can enhance your landscape design by adding true function to your yard. For example, adding a stone pathway that leads to a private landscaped corner of your yard, or a beautiful pergola and deck to complement a multi-level flowerbed. Our hardscaping services include:
When it comes to landscaping your home, let our outdoor experts meet with you for a FREE consultation.