When you visit a professional garden, such as the Dallas Arboretum, you are immersed in a world of beauty and grace. How often have you left such an outing wishing you had such a peaceful, fantastic environment at home? The good news is you can with a little help from a professional landscape designer.
The impact that a properly remodeled backyard can have on your as the homeowner and your visitors can be immense, if you invest in your vision. This will go beyond trimming the trees and planting new flowers. To truly have your own incredible environment requires a detailed process That includes candid conversations about your tastes and desires, an evaluation of your existing environment, and deep-thought in order to achieve your desire while also creating a lasting environment.
You Are the Best Reason to Remodel
Whether it’s a new home with little to no landscape, a new home to you, or an existing home that needs a landscape “facelift,” you and your family at the best reason to remodel. The good news is you can craft a beautiful space for your family, and yourself, whether it’s a small space, or large lot.
“There is no size limitations on a remodel,” said Marc Funderburk, president of LandPatterns, LLC. “The desire of the homeowners to craft their own backyard utopia is what matters. We will ensure that their needs and desires come to life, regardless of the size.”
In addition to creating and adding beauty to enjoy regularly, there are other benefits of a professionally landscaped backyard; in particular, the environmental benefit and ultimate savings for you.
Sustainable Plant Life
While it may not be the sexiest topic, sustainable plant life is important for many reasons, including water conservation (which positively impacts your pocket book) and longevity of the landscape. It’s essential that the landscape architect know what’s important in terms of which plants and soil to use based on the location and surrounding habitat, as this can definitely improve a backyard renovation.
One of the recent shifts in sustainability has been the focus on native plants; particularly in areas like North Texas where the weather can be harsh and rapidly changing. Surprisingly, native plants haven’t always been widely available. Nurseries would more commonly carry exotic plants; unfortunately, these plants would more frequently die and need replacement.
“As society became more progressive and became more aware of sustainable practices, we realized what a waste of resources and money it was to attempt to use more exotic plants. Today, we design landscapes that are going to be conducive to a longer term solution by embracing plants that are native to the area.” says Marc.
Know Your Surroundings
One important aspect of the backyard renovation is acknowledging which combination of plant life and other backyard additions work best together. Marc tells us that, “More people are gravitating towards a xeriscape type design, but you have to be careful with the plants you choose to accompany rocks in your backyard garden. It comes down to knowing how the plants are going to be used. While the maintenance of inorganic materials is easier, it can be detrimental without the proper pairing of soils and plant life.”
The longevity of the gardens existence is affected by every pairing decision made, which is a compelling reason to work with a professional landscape designer who truly understands the balance while still ensuring you receive the desired environment you dreamed of.
Your backyard and your property will increase in value on so many levels if a suitable renovation is applied. Each plot is unique and requires its own level of analysis and questioning.
At LandPatterns, a professional designer will always assess a project, asking such questions as:
- What is the site telling you?
- What soils are present?
- Which plants thrive in that particular type of soil?
- Do surrounding objects inhibit sunlight?
It’s not just monetary value that is impacted through a backyard renovation, but also an increase in overall human health.
“One of the more common reasons we are hired today is our clients are realizing the immense health benefits that come from their surroundings,” said Marc. “Everyone is under pressure, and having an escape that they can use regularly makes a positive impact on their attitude, health and well-being.”
The LandPatterns team recognizes that every backyard renovation is as unique as the client and deserves meticulous analysis and design. After all, you want your own environment that reflects your tastes and desires – a planet “You” – so investing the time to speak with a professional landscape designer will go a long way to getting you the outcome you crave.