Investing in any new build project, as any property owner will know, is a large undertaking. The importance of properly landscaping your new area, whether commercial or residential, can’t be overstated. With the right plan in place, you can not only add visual appeal to your property, but also make sure it is safe, functional, and prepared to face the elements year-round. Read on to learn a few key considerations to have in mind when assessing your landscaping needs!
Build landscaping into your budget from the start
Any major project, especially new builds, require a considerable amount of forethought to ensure every aspect is covered. Meeting with a landscaper early on will help you determine what kind of work will benefit your property, and will allow you to allocate the necessary funds in advance. Having a plan will also let you create a general timeline of when certain things (i.e. tree, irrigation, or sod installation), need to take place. Making sure you have all the resources you need upfront will prevent any headaches if your build runs long, as well as ensure you don’t accidentally reallocate too many funds to any immediate needs from your building contractors. In short, knowing the big picture up front will help you in the long run.
Let Your Visuals Speak For you
As much as landscaping is about functionality, it also gives you the opportunity to put your best foot forward visually. The impression your property leaves will impact a variety of factors, including customer traffic and resell value in the future. Adding flowers, shrubs, and trees in the right places can give that vital pop of colour that creates a welcoming and refined atmosphere for potential customers or buyers.
Design with safety in mind
As mentioned at the start, an ideal landscaping plan will cater to your particular climate and related challenges (snow, rain, etc.). The right landscaper will also be available for maintenance year-round, helping alleviate the pressure of staying on top of snow removal and sanding in high traffic areas during the winter months.
Be mindful of maintenance needs
As exciting as it can be to have certain features added to your property, it’s probably best to think about low-maintenance pieces first. There are plenty of additions that are easy to tend to, allow you to keep your landscape tidy and presentable without any headaches. Ask your landscapers to provide a detailed maintenance plan, and do your best to stick to the schedule to avoid damage over time, and if you’re not able to tend to your property consistently, consider bringing someone in to assist you.
Every new build is unique in its specific landscaping needs. To find out more about our services, and how we can assist with making sure your property looks its best, contact us today!