Strategic Landscaping: Designing and Maintaining Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Strategic Landscaping is a full-service landscaping company providing a range of services to help clients create and maintain stunning outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking to install a new landscape or spruce up your existing yard, Strategic Landscaping has the expertise to bring your outdoor vision to life.
The foundation of any great landscape is thoughtful design. Strategic Landscaping’s team of experienced designers will work closely with you to understand your needs and preferences. They’ll take into account the style of your home, intended uses for the space, and other practical considerations like sunlight, drainage, and accessibility.
With a focus on creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional outdoor environment, the designers will develop a customized landscape plan detailing all the hardscapes, greenery, lighting, and other elements. This could range from a simple planting scheme to a fully-realized outdoor living space complete with patios, walkways, water features, and more.
Plant and Construct
Once you’ve approved the landscape design, it’s time to bring it to life. Strategic Landscaping handles the entire installation process, providing all the necessary materials and expertly constructing the various hardscapes and garden features.
The plant and construct phase begins by preparing the site. This involves grading, installing drainage and irrigation systems, building garden beds and planters, and constructing hardscaping like patios, retaining walls, pathways, driveways, and other structures. Skilled construction crews then lay sod, plant trees and shrubs, seeds lawns, and add all other living elements based on the landscape plan.
Throughout the process, project managers closely oversee the work to ensure everything is completed properly, on schedule, and within budget. The end result is a fully-installed landscape ready to enjoy.
A beautiful landscape requires ongoing maintenance to remain that way. Strategic Landscaping offers comprehensive maintenance packages tailored to each client’s specific needs. Services may include:
- Lawn care: Mowing, fertilization, aerating, overseeding, weed and pest control
- Pruning and trimming: Shaping and thinning shrubs and trees
- Mulching: Renewing mulch in garden beds and around trees
- Plant health care: Monitoring for and treating diseases, checking irrigation
- Seasonal cleanup: Leaf removal, gutter cleaning, winterizing the lawn
Maintenance schedules can range from weekly or monthly visits to a few times per year depending on what’s needed. This routine care helps sustain plant health and extend the lifespan of your landscape.
Excavation and Bobcat Services
For certain landscaping projects, excavation work may be required. Strategic Landscaping has extensive experience with earth moving, and operating specialized equipment like bobcats and excavators to prepare sites for new landscaping.
- Clearing and removal of brush, trees, and debris
- Grading and levelling ground
- Trenching for drainage, irrigation, lighting cables, etc.
- Digging holes for structural foundations, trees, and large plants
- Transporting and spreading topsoil, gravel, mulch
- Erosion control
Having these capabilities in-house allows Strategic Landscaping to handle all aspects of major landscaping installations from start to finish.
Benefits of Professional Landscape Services
There are many advantages to hiring a professional landscaping company like Strategic Landscaping versus tackling projects on your own.
Expertise and Experience
Landscape contractors have the skills and knowledge gained from years of training and practice. They understand which plants thrive in your climate, proper growing conditions, and techniques for hardscaping installation. This expertise leads to better results and fewer problems down the road.
Professional equipment and diligent processes ensure the highest quality installation. Durable paver walkways, evenly graded lawns, precisely edged garden beds, and properly pruned trees are hallmarks of conscientious landscapers. Quality materials and workmanship lead to landscapes that function well and look amazing.
Even if you have the ability to DIY landscaping projects, consider how many hours it would take compared to experts doing the work efficiently. When you hire a pro, you’ll regain all that time to focus on other things.
Landscaping involves potentially dangerous equipment, materials, and activities. Professionals have specialized tools, protective gear, safety protocols and insurance to prevent accidents or injuries on the job.
Reputable landscaping companies act as a one-stop shop handling design, installation, supplies, and maintenance. This simplifies the process while providing coordination and continuity.
When weighing the benefits, hiring a professional landscape contractor is often the smartest investment for most homeowners.
Common Landscaping Services Overview
Below is an overview of some typical landscaping services homeowners or businesses may require:
- Mowing and edging
- Aerating and overseeding
- Weed and pest control
Tree and Shrub Care
- Pruning and trimming
- Pest management
- Patios (stone, concrete, pavers)
- Retaining walls
- Walkways and paths
- Fences and gates
- Fire pits
Drainage and Irrigation
- French drains
- Catch basins
- Sprinkler systems
- Drip irrigation
- Pumps and controls
Keys to a Successful Landscape Project
If you’re considering a new or renovation landscape project, keep these tips in mind:
Have a Clear Vision – Determine how you want to use the space and convey your goals to the landscaper. This gives them direction to design something you’ll be happy with.
Ask About Process and Timing – Understand the full project timeline and what to expect throughout the installation. A phased approach is typical for large projects.
Get References – Reputable contractors will provide references from past clients. Speaking with them provides insights into a company’s quality and reliability.
Review the Contract Thoroughly – Ensure the contract covers everything discussed and there are no surprise costs or obligations. Ask questions to clarify anything you’re unsure about.
Communicate Along the Way – Check in periodically during installation to inspect progress and address any concerns immediately versus waiting until the end.
Inquire About Maintenance – Having the installer also handle maintenance ensures proper care right from the start. Ask about maintenance contracts.
Following these tips will set your project up for success from start to finish!
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Strategic Landscaping’s services:
Q: Does Strategic Landscaping only design landscapes, or do you also do the installation?
A: We are a full-service company that can handle the entire landscaping process from initial design through ongoing maintenance. Our in-house teams collaborate to take projects seamlessly from concept to completed landscape.
Q: What areas do you service?
A: We are based in [city, state] and primarily service residential and commercial clients within a 60-mile radius. We may make exceptions for larger projects.
Q: How long does a typical landscape installation take?
A: Installation times vary significantly based on the size and scope of the project. Smaller jobs may take a few days to a week while extensive renovations could run several weeks to months. We work closely with each client to set reasonable expectations.
Q: How much does a new landscape cost?
A: Landscape costs depend on many factors like materials, features, permits, site prep work, and so forth. After an initial consultation, we will provide an itemized estimate tailored to your specific project requirements.
Q: When is the best time to install a new landscape?
A: The optimal time for installation is early spring or fall when temperatures are milder. However, with proper precautions, we can perform installations nearly year-round. Let’s discuss your schedule to determine the ideal timeframe.
Q: What kind of maintenance services do you provide?
A: Our maintenance team provides comprehensive, customized care to sustain the health and appearance of your landscape. This includes lawn care, tree and shrub pruning, pest control, mulching, irrigation checks, and any other services your landscape requires.
Q: How can I get in touch to request a quote?
A: You can call our office at [phone number] Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. We’re also available by email at [email address]. Just let us know a good time for a consultation and we’ll be in touch to get started, just click the image below!