You’ve heard the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” As cliché as that sounds, there’s definitely a kernel of truth there. As gardening professionals, we work hard to make your dream home become a reality.
Landscape professionals believe your home is more than just a house. It’s where you spend time with those you love. After a long day, this is where you come to relax. This is somewhere that you want to feel comfortable.
Your home is also a source of pride, so you want it to look good. Don’t risk a botching a Do-It-Yourself Residential Landscape Design. When it’s time for some outdoor home improvement, leave it to a gardening professional.
If there’s one thing that a landscape professional knows well, that’s picking the perfect plants and flowers. There’s much more to landscape design than digging holes and planting something pretty.
The ideal residential landscape design will feature a balanced mix of both softscapes and hardscapes. When you meet with a gardening professional, they can plan the perfect features for your unique space.
Hardscapes are the heavier elements of your landscape design. These include features of the architecture such as planters, paths, stones, and walls. These are more permanent elements that don’t change over time.
Softscapes cover pretty much everything else. These are fluid elements that change as they mature. For example, trees and shrubs will grow over time. As they do, they change in both shape and size. These softer elements require maintenance to manage their look and impact on your overall design.
The front of your house is a major focal point. It’s the first thing people see, whether they are driving by or walking up to your front door. As such, the front of your house bears the major burden. A good front-of-house landscape design can set the tone for the feel of your whole space.
Your front yard is your home’s chance to make a good first impression on your visitors. Take advantage of this opportunity to do something bold with your design.
Many of South Florida’s plants and flowers feature coloring that is hard to find elsewhere.
Moderation is key to creating a balanced space. While the bold colors of Florida’s tropical plants are beautiful, they need to be paired with some milder companions.
Shady spaces are the perfect places to plant Heuchera. Its leaves and blooms feature a touch of red coloring to provide some color with being too loud. These plants do well in moist, well-drained soil. As such, your gardening professional will know exactly how to mix your soil to make these beauties thrive.
Just because it’s not the first thing you see doesn’t mean that the back yard is any less important. By the same token, side yards need love, too. Check out these tips for these less visible spaces.
For most of the year, South Florida’s weather is beautiful. We do, however, get lots of sun. Give your yard a break from the rays with some large shade trees. You can even plant flower beds around the trunks, creating a perfect environemtn for shade-loving plants.
Florida may be famous for its palm trees, but don’t think that they are your only option.
Back and side yards are typically more protected, due to privacy fences, hedgerows, or other barriers. As such, they are great places to grow plants that produce useful fruits and foliage.
Even small spaces can work to your advantage. Herbs grow great in container gardens, but it’s best to consult your gardening professional to choose the right ones. Basic herbs like basil, cilantro, and chives are great because they allow to really get a taste for all that your South Florida gardening has to offer.
There are several reasons why you should hire a professional to handle your residential landscape design. Here are just a couple of the most common ones.
For example, some plants are so similar that it takes a trained eye to tell the difference. As such, be sure to consult your gardening professional before you eat anything that comes out of your garden. Some plants, though they may look similar, need a completely different environment to thrive. They may even need a custom fertilization regimen.
Did you know that your yard makes a difference in the value of your home? When done well, a custom landscape design can increase your property value. On the other hand, if it’s not done well a landscape design project can cost you more in the long run.
Digging in the wrong spot could burst buried water or sewage lines. Planting the wrong things could destroy the integrity of your soil. Trust us on this one—South Florida gardening is best done by a landscape professional.
When you’re ready to plan your custom landscape design, call South Florida’s trusted source, Willingham Landscape Designs.
A professional will be more than happy to help with your Broward and Palm Beach County landscape needs. Willingham Landscape Designs offers services including custom maintenance, design and installation, artistic hardscapes, and more.