Looking Ahead: Long-Term Landscape
You may not realize it when you’re casting your eye about your property and envisioning how you’d love it to look, but thinking about the future is one of the wisest moves you can make. After all, there’s more to landscaping than just picking out plants and placing them at strategic points throughout your yard. And whether you’re considering something as seemingly simple as tree planting or something a bit more involved, knowing the ins and outs of landscape design and landscape maintenance is important to creating a plan for a long-term landscape.
Long-term landscape is exactly what it sounds like: landscape that lasts long-term. Not just for one season or for one year until you decide you’ve changed your mind. Long-term. As in, here to stay. That’s the plan, anyway, right? So with long-term landscape in mind, you’ll need to think about things like your budget for care, both when it comes to investments of time as well as investments of cash. Long-term landscaping requires long-term care; and if you’re not willing to put in the work yourself, you may need to reconsider what you can really afford.
For instance, do you think of a yard that’s low maintenance when you hear the phrase “long-term landscape,” or does sustainable landscaping come to mind? Obviously, if you want to handle everything yourself and have to water as little as possible, you’ll want a more simplified landscape. But if you’re holding firm to the idea of something elaborate, you’ll need to think about the cost of upkeep over the course of the future. That means proper irrigation, spraying, fertilizing, scheduled and seasonal maintenance, regular mowing…the list can really get pretty long. Think about that long list over an extended period of time. Think big-picture, rather than taking a pretty little snapshot of the here and now.
It can really serve you well to schedule a landscape consultation with a professional as you make your plan. Professional landscapers and local landscaping companies can offer you advice on the types of plants, trees, and grass that work well in your area and will suit your particular needs. They’ll also be able to provide you with some guidance on the type of upkeep that will be involved in maintaining whatever plans you’ve discussed. At Executive Landscaping, Inc., we have years of expertise in maintaining the health and beauty of properties all along the Gulf Coast; and we strive to make the relationships we build with out clients, and their landscapes, last season after season.
Invest in the long-term looks of your landscape! Call the team at Executive Landscaping, Inc., today!