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Landscaping Design Firm Upgrades
The yard is one of the most important parts of an American home. It serves as a place for relaxation, entertainment, inspiration, and play. For this reason, up to 64% of homeowners who are looking to upgrade their outdoor spaces choose to focus on their backyard.
Outdoor upgrades are understandable considering an improvement in a home’s landscaping can increase the resale value of the house by 14%. However, landscaping is its own art. It takes a professional landscape design company to take a yard from wonderful to wow.
Don’t believe us? Here are three common landscaping mistakes DIY’ers do on their own that could have been avoided with a landscape design firm.
Forgetting about curb appeal
Homeowners love their backyards, often so much so that they forget about their front yards. Your home’s curb appeal means everything because it’s the first impression your home makes onevery guest you let into your home.
Landscape design companies are mindful about curb appeal and can help to improve your home’s yard in a variety of ways. These improvements include planting native flowers, strategically placing stones, and keeping the appearance of the house in mind. Take a look at this home and how they upgraded their front yard for curb appeal:
Choosing the wrong plants for your yard
Homeowners who choose to DIY their landscaping often choose plants and flowers without being mindful of their climate. Plants that are beautiful don’t always flourish in every yard. Certain flowers grow best in the shade while others grow best in sunlight.
Landscape design companies can help you determine which type of plant not only works best in Seattle weather, or wherever your home is, but also works best in your design.
The Alderwood team created a design with lush plantings around this waterfall to add texture and color:
Forgetting about the architecture of your home
Landscaping is about more than choosing plants and water features to create an aesthetically-pleasing yard. When a homeowner chooses to DIY their landscaping, they often don’t pay attention to their home’s architecture.
Landscape design companies work to match the plants, water features, and patio design. They want it all to come together to match with your home’s architecture. The landscape should reflect positively on the hardscape.
This landscape is a good example of creating a design around the architecture of a home:
Making design mistakes in your landscaping is easy to do when you’re not working with a professional. To keep yourself from having to rectify these mistakes later, utilize the professional skills of Alderwood Landscape Design service today.