Building a new house is an exciting and truly creative process. But after you have completed the layout of the house and selected the interior decoration and fixtures for each room, another absolutely blank canvas is waiting for you – namely, landscape design. Below you will find some useful tips for different stages of creating a beautiful landscape that will fully reflect your personality.
Landscape construction starts with the soil
Let’s start with the basics – with the ground under your feet.
It’s no secret that construction is often associated with a heavy load on the soil. Often, after the construction process, there is a dense, clay soil to work with for landscaping.
Part of the landscape construction process is to first work with the soil and build it back up so that plants can grow to their fullest potential. When soil is depleted or heavy with clay plants will be negatively impacted and stunted in growth.
At Landscape Development, Inc. we know this is an issue when starting a project so we factor this into our original estimate prior to installation of any plant material. Our highly trained team knows what it takes to ensure a healthy landscape thrives.
Sod or seed?
Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. When choosing, it is worth considering factors such as the size of the plot, the peculiarity of the microclimate and your willingness to regularly devote time to watering.
Seeding is generally much cheaper than sod, but what is even more important is that this method provides for a significantly wider selection of grass varieties. But there are drawbacks: you will have to put time and labor into weeding and make sure you are regularly watering young lawn.
Turf is several times more expensive than seeds however the advantages are also numerous: you immediately get a ready-made lawn, and any spring, summer or autumn month is perfect for turf. Moreover, turf perfectly fights soil erosion, and abundant and regular watering is required only in the first months.
First steps in landscape construction for home builders
Hire a professional
Regardless of how many bold ideas you have, you can’t do without landscape designers. A professional will allow you to collect all your ideas into a harmonious project and correctly allocate the time for their implementation. Only a specialist will be able to create a list of optimal plants and trees for your site. Here are some of the main areas that your landscape designers deeply understand:
- Resort and hospitality;
- Urban infill and multi-story;
- Community and sports parks;
- Streetscapes and slopes;
- Commercial and retail;
- Custom estates.
Basic stages of landscape construction for home builders in Sacramento
Set the vision
Here a landscaping company should understand your project needs – inside and out.
Work the budget
Study closely all the cost-saving opportunities for your company. Make sure of the transparency of their review.
Ask your company any questions you may have to instill trust and confidence in your partnership.
Contract to build
Here you and your company should create and coordinate a project roadmap, including planned methods to enhance efficiency
At this stage, the company should strategically identify value engineering. Don’t forget to discuss possible cost savings.
Let your company look after all of the details, while you can focus on other important matters.
Turn over the project
Make sure that the company fully inspects and continuously monitors the job site for quality and completion.
Discuss with your company further directions of possible extended maintenance.
How to choose a quality landscape company?
The choice of one of the top landscape construction companies with a proven record will be unmistakable. In particular, you will be sure that top professionals in the industry and workforce that received the best possible training will work on your project. Here is a small checklist in which we have included the areas in which your company should have reliable expertise:
- Podium/High Rise
- Large Scale Developments
- Multi Family
- Affordable Housing
- Smart Irrigation
- Landscape Architecture
- Project Management
- LEED Accredited
- Read about our professional landscape construction services.
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