With the cooler weather on its way, are you wondering how to improve the look of your landscape design in Florida this season? You may want to consider hiring a professional to help you with enhancing the overall appearance and feel of your property. From curb-appeal to budget, all of the following are the essential benefits of hiring a landscape contractor for your landscape design.
What is a Landscape Contractor?
While landscapers can do amazing work upkeeping your garden and property, the role of a landscape contractor varies greatly, because they provide yard maintenance in addition to larger-scale projects and outdoor architecture. Landscapers will focus mostly on softscape features like plants and bushes, rather than the larger hardscape features that landscape contractors work with. These hardscape features include fountains and any built structures like outdoor kitchens that are incorporated into your Florida landscape design.
It’s important that you choose a licensed and insured business to work with your property. In Florida, the licensing requirements can be found online. To verify a potential contractor you can check with the Florida State License Board online at https://www.myfloridalicense.com/. When researching a landscape contractor for your specific project you will also want to check their website for a portfolio which should have photos of completed work and client testimonials.
What Does a Landscape Contractor Do?
Landscape contractors create and construct large and small projects for residential and commercial properties. This can include design details like planting shrubs and gardens for a residential community or the planning and management of a large project like building an outdoor kitchen for an apartment complex. A landscape contractor can encompass many different roles.
Planning is needed to bring the vision of the client to fruition. Budget, materials, and timeline are all details that need to be planned for any project to be completed thoroughly. With large projects, landscape contractors also need to decide which subcontractors they will need to hire for specialized tasks like electrical or plumbing. Planning can also be used in arbor care when it comes to designing a plan for the trees on your property to remain healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
Landscape contractors work closely with their clients to design the perfect outdoor space that will fit their needs. The landscape design planning and the process can encompass taking measurements and considering the environmental and physical factors of the property like climate or geography. They can also discuss the pros and cons of certain plant options or design selections of the client. For larger projects, landscape architects may be needed to draw a more detailed design.
Design is an important part of ensuring your property’s curb appeal. A landscape contractor can help you find the perfect pieces to add to your property during the design process, whether it’s a trellis for privacy or a firepit for entertaining.
Landscape construction is the foundational work of design projects and is a major part of a landscape contractor’s job. This includes the hardscape aspects of integrating and building wood decks, outdoor kitchens, and other large features like water fountains. It can also include reshaping and making big changes to the overall look of the property with softscape features like rocks and decorative gardens.
Arbor Care and Horticulture
Landscape contractors can help with the maintenance, design, and care of trees, shrubs, and other softscape features that help shape your property. Regular care such as pruning along with bigger services, like removal and replacement, is essential to the overall health of your trees and shrubs. Ensuring your trees are well-taken care of and aesthetically pleasing will ultimately help increase the curb appeal and value of your property.
The 5 Key Benefits of Hiring a Landscaping Contractor
Increase Your Property Value
Hiring a professional landscape contractor for your project gives your property a high-end feel that will largely increase the value.
When you add hardscape luxury features, like stone patios, outdoor kitchens, or an inground sprinkler system, not only will you benefit from using these aspects but the property value will immediately boost. A well-landscaped building with an attractive outdoor area will have a significant price advantage over a property with no landscaping. There are many different landscape elements worth the investment with some having a higher rate of return than others.
Make Your Outdoor Space Functional
Landscape contractors are not just limited to outdoor landscape design. Rather, they have an opportunity to create a cohesive path that flows from inside to outside and extend a general living area by creating a new space to relax.
You can increase the functionality of your landscape and ensure that your property is thoroughly enjoyed by adding a paver patio with chairs or a fire pit with seating around it for residents to enjoy on cooler nights. Create the perfect ambiance for gatherings by building a connection between your indoor and outdoor space.
Improve Overall Curb-Appeal
Upgrade your curb appeal by hiring a landscape contractor to add simple touches that will give your outdoor space major effects. Create seclusion and add a tropical, relaxing ambiance by adding large shrubs or trees, like the Foxtail or Areca Palm.
Give a visual and functional impact by adding professional outdoor lighting. Illuminate your outdoor space and highlight the natural beauty, while adding a place of respite and relaxation with a serene exterior environment. Outdoor lighting can also help residents navigate an outdoor space at night and bring a level of security to your property.
Budget and Time
Our trained team of professionals can sit with you and explore all your options within your budget when it comes to your Florida landscape goals. Together, we can find something that fits your vision as well as your wallet.
When you hire a trained professional, you can save time from trying to complete a DIY landscape project. A landscape contractor can also make sure your estimated completion date is within a specific deadline to ensure your property is the perfect backdrop for a gathering or event.
Team of Professionals
Hiring a team of experts with correct licensing and insurance, like ASI, is essential to making sure your Florida landscape design is properly executed and that your vision comes to life. Once you hire a professional team with a portfolio of work examples and a solid reputation, you can be sure that your project will be completed efficiently and quickly. Get peace of mind knowing your landscape design dreams will come to life without hassle, worry, or a drain on your budget.
What Sets ASI Landscape Management Apart
We have an extensive portfolio showcased online which highlights some of our completed Florida landscape design projects. We also have a team of highly experienced professionals that are trained in specific aspects of landscape design and also have a solid local reputation and also believe in giving clients constant communication with management.
Hiring a Landscape Contractor
Contact us today to learn more about our process and how we work with our clients to give the perfect atmosphere to landscapes within any budget or time frame.