Many homeowners take a look at their yards and fail to see the true potential of the space. They may plant a few trees, make a flower or vegetable garden in the back, or add shrubs for a front yard border. While those improvements will certainly look great, they will not raise the value of the property. The family can be missing out on a yard that they can enjoy much more than they currently do.
Having a landscaper arrive at the home for a consultation can help the family realize how much can be done to the yard. What appears to be a small space, for example, may be able to be turned into a fun and beautiful backyard. A patio can be installed in any shape or size. If the yard is not very wide, a narrow patio will fit nicely. There may not be room for a huge gas grill, but some chairs and a table will allow the family to sit outside and enjoy an evening in the summer.
A pool may be out of the question, but that does not exclude a water feature. A small fountain, a custom birdbath, or a koi pond will not take up much room, but will really add elegance to the space. It will also increase the value of the property. A unique yard makes a home more desirable and will become a crucial selling point when the home goes on the market.
The professional can be as involved in the process as homeowners wish. Some just want ideas and to explore the possibilities. Others will want all the work done professionally so they can enjoy the yard without having to maintain it. Still other owners will have the design installed and then do most of the maintenance themselves to save money. Services are offered to accommodate any need, budget, and desire.
Consider hiring a professional during the early stages of planning. Once recommendations are made and estimates provided, homeowners can make informed decisions regarding how to proceed. Keep in mind that most designs do not have to be completed all at once. If budgetary constraints are an issue, add one component each year until the design is fully realized.