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Landscape Design and Remodeling Part 2

Part two of a two part series explores landscape remodeling.

Landscape Remodeling The Elements You’ll Need

Landscape Design to Fit Your Taste | (480) 420-0902

Landscape Design to Fit Your Taste | (480) 420-0902

Principles of landscape design include a fair amount of synergy, and knowing what works as well as what doesn’t.  What makes a memorable landscape is the little touches.  A garden can be made beautiful with the help of grass, wood, flowers, rocks, ponds, and fountains. If you want to make your garden more natural, you should go for fewer rocks and more plants. However, if you do not want to spend a lot of money and time on maintenance, then you should go for hardscape or rock gardens.. Whatever you choose,wen it works it really works, and when it doesn’t well, it is more infamous than great.

The Disneyland Hotel is a prime example of this.  When the Disneyland Hotel went through landscape remodeling because the park expanded, it took away a lot of the charm, leaving a lot of fans of the place disillusioned.  You obviously don’t want your own landscape remodeling to illicit a similar response.  To be fair, you’re also most not dealing with 10 acres, but still the principles are applicable even for a smaller property.

What is Your Style: Know This Before You Get Landscape Design

Your taste should always be considered when you’re consulting with a landscape design service.  If you love the cultures of Asia, then an Old West motif would not fit your needs.  Or if you love desert landscape, then an English country garden wouldn’t be right either.  Whatever your design, make sure you have accessibility in mind too.

Accessibility includes things that link elements of your landscape remodeling project together such as pathways, and elements that serve as a bridge.

So, start getting an idea in your mind of what you want to see.  Then get on the phone to a landscape design service to make it all come alive for you.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
http://www.greenservpro.com

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Landscape Remodeling: Reasons Why You Should Do It Part 2

You may need a landscape remodel, particularly if your property is looking run down.  Why?  Well, for one, it’s about the impression that you make.

Time For a New Look:  Call For a Landscape Remodel

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There are a lot of popular home and garden makeover shows on cable.  Why is that?  Because people want their homes to reflect their true personalities.  If your property needs a landscape remodel, however, it is because your property doesn’t reflect the real you.  Are you a run down person?  Of course you aren’t! So why shouldn’t your lawn and garden reflect you as well?  You’re a beautiful person, and kept up, so your garden should be too.

Landscape remodeling can give your property a brand new look, and usually with some very simple changes.  Installing a water garden with water lilies gives a wonderful cooling effect to your home, while calling to mind exotic and peaceful places throughout the world.   Maybe, though, you came to Arizona and fell in love with the desert.

 

Landscape Remodeling:  It’s All About You

Landscape remodeling takes the dreams that you have for your home, and makes them become a reality.  If you love the desert, maybe desert landscaping better fits what you want.  Whatever your taste, the right service can help you get your property looking the way you want it to.  And there are other reasons why you should.

Not only does a landscape remodel make your home look better, it is one less thing that can cause you stress.  In fact, property that has had landscape remodeling done can be relaxing, because you have created a pleasant environment both for yourself and your family.

So, let’s see, better reflection of who you are, less stress, beautiful environment.  that pretty much covers all of it.  So what are you waiting for?  Call for a landscape remodel today.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
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Finding a Good Landscape Maintenance Service

landscaping in Chandler

landscaping in Chandler

A landscape maintenance company is who you hire when you’re trying to improve the exterior of your home.  Regardless of the type of contractor you are looking for, there are certain common characteristics to look for, as this article from The Money Pit magazine shows:

Good Qualities in a Landscape Maintenance Service

The home improvement season is now upon us, a time when many try to find good contractors to take on their projects, but at the same time ushering in the next installment in the ongoing soap opera that homeowners might refer to as Contractors of Our Lives. Few business relationships evoke such intense emotions as the homeowner-contractor bond.

What about those worst contractor nightmares that everyone seems to talk about?

  • Forty six percent said it was the contractor who takes much longer than promised to complete a job.
  • Thirty percent selected the contractor who broke one thing while fixing another.
  • A third place tie, at 20 percent, went to: contractors who quote one price and then increase it significantly during the job, and contractors who take the money and run – without completing the work.

On another topic – job site cleanliness – opinions were mixed. Thirty-five percent said contractors had generally done a good job protecting their homes and leaving them clean and tidy, while 12 percent said contractors usually left a mess and expected customers to clean up when the job was finished.

To read more of this article, please click here.

Landscape Maintenance Services:  Check Out Their Reviews Online

A good thing to look at when looking for a contractor for landscape maintenance is online reviews for the business.  Another thing that is a good indicator is how long they’ve been in business and how busy they are.  Customer service skills should be present as well. All of these things and more are skills for the right fit for your home or your business.

Hiring a contractor is easy.  Hiring a good one takes a bit more detective work.  If you take this step, however, you will be on the way to finding a good landscape maintenance service.

Green Servpro is a landscape maintenance company based in Chandler AZ.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
greenservpro.com

DESERT LANDSCAPE

 

You can have beautiful landscape even in the desert. The first, method of landscaping in the desert is to choose plants that are native to the area in which you are landscaping, in this case Arizona.  Second, the plants will not need expensive fertilizers to grow to their full potential. They are made to grow in the dry desert soil, these plants know how to survive with minimal amounts of water.  Listed below are excellent plant choices for desert landscapes.

 

TREES

Desert Willow 

The Desert Willow has pink and purple flowers usually attracting humming birds.  This tree does well in full sun and in dry soils. Surprisingly despite its name it’s not actually a willow tree.

 

 

Desert Museum Palo Verde

The Desert Museum Palo Verde is a thorn less tree with bright yellow flowers.  This tree flowers in the Spring and is best in full sun.

 

Chilean Mesquite

The Chilean Mesquite has greenish yellow flowers. The tree flowers in the Spring and Summer and is dormant in the Winter months.  

Cacti

Golden Barrel

The Golden Barrel cactus has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling. This cactus blooms in mid-summer with a pale yellow flower. It is also Drought-tolerant and does well in full sun.

 

 

Yucca Pendula

The Yucca Pendula is a cactus that does great in full sun or partial shade. This Yucca can be identified by its blue-green leathery textures foliage. It also has whitish flowers and blooms in the late summer to mid-fall.

 

 

Prickly Pear

The Prickly Pear has flat rounded cladodes with yellow flowers. The cactus blooms in the Sprint to the early Summer and does great in full sun.  The colorful fruit that grows on the cacti attracts birds in the summer months.

 

 

Shrubs

Baja Fairy Duster

The Baja Fairy Duster does great in full sun and flowers year round. The flowers are Scarlet Red to Orange-Red attracting humming birds.

 

 

 Desert Ruellia

The Desert Ruellia is a plant native to Mexico. The Desert Ruellia does good in full sun and has  funnel-shaped purple or blue flowers. This plant blooms in mid-March to November.

 

 

Mexican Honeysuckle

The Mexican Honeysuckle does great in full sun and attracts humming birds. Clusters of bright orange, narrowly tubular flowers appear almost year round.