Whether you have just purchased a newly built home or you are giving your current house an exterior makeover, there will come a time when you need the assistance of professional landscapers to turn your vision into reality. Landscaping is usually one of the most expensive home improvement projects you’ll undertake and it is important to consider several factors before you get started. How can you make sure that you get the most out of your Spokane landscaping services when all is said and done?
Impeccable Landscapes is your go-to source for landscape design, installation, and renovation in the Spokane area and today, we’ll review five tips for getting your money’s worth on your upcoming project. Let’s take a look at them below.
Get the Most From Your New Landscaping
Tip #1: Consider Your Budget
Before you even request estimates on your landscaping, it is essential to consider how much money you are willing to invest in your project. Remember that landscaping is a long-term investment — the more you put into it upfront, the more it will improve your home’s curb appeal and resale value down the road. It might seem worthwhile to try to do your landscaping yourself to save money. However, there are a couple of reasons we advise against this.
First, it could take you much longer to complete the job than it would for a professional to. Second, you may have a hard time achieving the design that you want. Professional landscaping services are worth the investment and considering your budget ahead of time will prevent you from overspending in the end.
Tip #2: Understand Your Needs
It might seem silly to think about what you need to have in your landscaping. After all, does anyone ever really need anything more than some grass? We’d like to answer a resounding yes to this question and here’s why: your landscaping not only needs to suit your budget, but it also needs to suit your lifestyle and maintenance abilities.
You might think that you need to have a large planter area to grow wildflowers in, but if you don’t have time to care for them, the area could become an overgrown mess. Likewise, if you have physical limitations that prevent you from doing routine trimming, pruning, and other lawn care tasks, then a minimalist design might suit your needs best. When thinking about your dream landscaping design, it helps to recognize the difference between what you want versus what you need and striking a balance between the two.
Tip #3: Know Your HOA Covenants
This is very important as you are considering what you want your landscaping to look like. If your neighborhood is governed by an HOA, it is wise to check the covenants to determine if they dictate how you must go about improving the exterior of your home. It is possible that what you have in mind for your landscaping won’t be allowed by your HOA and it is better to know this before you invest a lot of money into it.
For example, some HOAs have limitations on how many trees can be planted in a front yard and how big they can be. Others require you to submit a proposed landscaping plan for their approval before any work can begin. Failing to do so could result in steep fines and the request to remove unapproved items, which will only increase the final cost of your project. Our team is happy to draw up landscaping plans that you can submit to your HOA for approval if this is required.
Tip #4: Choose Plants for Each Season
You want your landscaping to look great all year long, not just during one particular season. Many homeowners get stuck in the trap of picking out trees and plants that they like versus selecting a variety of options that complement each other during various seasons. An experienced landscape design specialist can help you choose perennials and trees that are sure to provide year-round beauty to your landscaping.
For example, you might love the way lilac bushes look and smell, but it is important to realize they won’t be in bloom all year long. In fact, most lilac varieties must have a dormant season before they can bloom well. Therefore, it may not be best to choose lilac bushes as your only flowering bush. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are several varieties of purple asters that bloom in the fall that can complement your lilacs perfectly.
Tip #5: Get Recommendations From Others
Choosing the right company for Spokane landscaping services can seem overwhelming at first. How do you know which company will provide you with the best prices and quality of service? What happens if you aren’t happy with some aspect of their services? To make sure you get the most out of your landscaping services, it is usually a good idea to ask friends and family for recommendations.
In addition to asking for recommendations, you can also look at online reviews to get a feel for other people’s experiences with various local landscaping companies. Reputable companies will also offer an online portfolio so that you can see the type of finished products they produce. Doing a little bit of research upfront can help ensure you choose a reputable company for your landscaping needs.
Need Spokane Landscaping Services?
When you need professional Spokane landscaping services, look no further than Impeccable Landscapes. We have the experience, skills, and equipment necessary to make your lawn look spectacular and you simply won’t find a better value in the area. Our company is family-owned and operated and with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, you know you can count on our team to deliver high-quality services that take your lawn from ordinary to extraordinary. Beyond that, we offer a wide range of lawn care and maintenance services that can help keep your landscaping looking great year after year.
Ready to get started? Contact our team today to request a landscaping estimate for your upcoming project!