Landscaping is an art of purposefully changing the natural features that exist out-of-doors, with the intention of making the environment more attractive and functional. A landscape provides a very functional role in that it can increase the usability of your property. A carefully planned and landscaped yard can double or triple the square footage of living space through the creation of outdoor rooms. By creating different areas for cooking, dining, recreation, and relaxation, you have more living options than if you relied on the inside of your house alone.
The benefits of landscaping your yard are seemingly endless but some major ones can be pointed out. It is a well known fact that landscaping by professional landscape contractors can reduce your utility bills and conserve energy. This is because during the winter months your garden’s trees, hedges, grasses and shrubs can protect your home from harsh winter winds while capturing the winter sun. On the other hand, in the summer the garden’s trees and hedges can absorb heat from the sun to help keep your home cooler.
Property experts are quick to point out that a well-landscaped garden can increase the value of your home dramatically. In some cases, your beautiful yard can increase the value of your home more than a newly renovated kitchen. Trees, shrubs, hedges and flowers offer substantial environmental benefits, because vegetation like this protects water supplies, provides food (in the form of vegetable gardens), and reduces air pollution by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Having your garden landscaped can also reduce noise pollution in your home by blocking out surrounding noises which is invaluable if you live off a noisy busy street.
Whether you need a little extra patio space to entertain or just purchased a new home with no yard to speak of we can with you to give the landscape of your dreams.