Residential Landscape Management: Your Landscape, Your Vision

You have a vision for your yard – a relaxing garden, enchanting get-away, children’s playground or an entertainment area for guests, but completing the project seems overwhelming.  That’s why many homeowners choose to use a professional residential landscape designer.  Their expertise is invaluable in helping clients choose the right plants, fix problem areas, determine which materials and features will produce the desired look and feel a client wants, and help them stay within budget.

However, before choosing a residential landscape designer, homeowners will want to give careful thought how they want to use the area. Mansell Landscape suggests homeowners take the following steps:

1 –Identify what purposes the landscape must achieve.  For example, will the yard be used primarily for entertainment purposes, a play area for children and/or pets, aesthetic pleasure, or gardening?

2. Decide the theme and style.  Homeowners should ask themselves if they prefer a casual or formal look; materials such as brick or stone; open or enclosed spaces; a classic English garden or a modern look.

3. Consider the time frame as well as your budget.  A professional landscape designer will work closely with their clients, listening to their needs and wants and work within a client’s budget to help them see their dreams come true.

4. What features are desired?  Many options are available including a pool, spa, patio, outdoor kitchen and/or fireplace, pond, water features, and/or outdoor lighting.  Consider which features are the most important and will fit into your budget.

5. Finally, choose the right residential landscaper .  One of the best ways to select one is through recommendations from former clients. Ask for referrals.  Be sure the company is licensed and fully insured.

Mansell Landscape offers a variety landscape and horticulture services. From consultation to installation, we strive to give our customers a landscape where quality matters not quantity. Contact us for more information on our residential landscape management services.