Imagine two houses that are identical to each other in terms of their age, condition, and architecture. One house has extremely basic landscaping, with a poorly maintained lawn and a plain sidewalk leading up to the door. The other house has a beautifully landscaped outdoor space, with a lush, green lawn, colorful flowers, and artfully placed trees and shrubs.
Which house do you think you would be the most drawn to? Chances are, it is the house with the beautiful landscaping. From a curb-appeal standpoint, landscaping makes a huge difference in how people perceive your home.
More than that, it can also make a major difference in the value of your property. Homes that have attractive landscaping tend to sell for more money than those that don't. They also usually sell more quickly, meaning that they spend less time on the market.
When you look at it from that perspective, it is easy to see why professional landscaping is such a good investment. The money that you spend on your outdoor space can almost always be recouped when it comes time to sell your home.
Even if you aren't planning on selling in the near future, beautiful landscaping can make your home a more enjoyable place to live. There is nothing quite like the feeling of pulling into your driveway after a long day and being greeted by a beautiful, well-maintained outdoor space.
Here at The Giving Tree, our goal is to help each of our clients make their house the most attractive on the block through the use of landscaping. Below, you can find a list of some of the many landscaping services that can be used to beautify the exterior of your home.
Installing New Landscaping
Whether you have an older home with a bland, boring yard or are moving into a brand-new home that is surrounded by little more than bare dirt, we can help you create an outdoor space that you love.
Most landscaping projects involve a lot of work during the installation phase. This part of the process includes everything from bringing in new topsoil and grading the site to laying sod, planting grass seed, creating flower beds, or installing mulch.
If your lot is covered with trees and shrubs or has a lot of debris on it, it may need to be cleared before you can build new structures or install new landscaping features. We have the tools and expertise to take care of this part of the project for you, as well.
Once the basic layout of your landscape is in place, we can help you plant everything from small flowers all the way up to giant trees. The process begins by choosing the right plants for your unique growing conditions. We can provide you with expert advice on which plants will thrive in your area.
Once the plan is in place, we can help you get your plants put into the ground, ensuring that they are properly planted. If you are planning on maintaining your landscaping yourself, we can provide you with detailed care instructions you can use to keep your plants as healthy and happy as they were on the day they were planted. If you prefer, we can also provide ongoing landscaping services for you, helping you care for your outdoor space to keep it looking its best.
Edging And Weeding
Even the most beautiful flower bed can look shabby if it is overgrown with weeds or if the edges are no longer sharp and well-defined. If your weeds have gotten out of control, we can help you take back your landscape by thoroughly weeding and edging your property. We can also create a clean, crisp look for your space by edging around your driveway or sidewalk and removing any weeds in other areas around your property.
Sprinkler System Installation And Maintenance
Installing a sprinkler system makes caring for your outdoor space a lot easier and more convenient. Instead of having to continually move a sprinkler around your lawn, your sprinkler system automatically takes care of the process for you. This frees up a lot more of your time to do other things.
Without regular pruning, trees and shrubs quickly become unshapely and overgrown, detracting from the appearance of your property. Regular pruning can help get them whipped back into shape. It is also important from a safety standpoint. With professional pruning, any branches that are coming in contact with power lines or that are hanging over your home can be safely removed to prevent any accidents or mishaps.
Winters in Connecticut usually involve a lot of snow. During the winter, we can provide you with snow plowing services, helping to ensure that your driveway is always accessible and that your property looks great, no matter how much snow is on the ground outside.
These are just a few of the landscaping services that we offer. If you need help maintaining your outdoor space, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable professionals can help you create a beautiful yard that you can be proud of.