How can a well-landscaped home help to sell my home?

A beautifully landscaped home can make the difference between your home selling and a homebuyer choosing another more appealing property. Studies show that homebuyers make up their minds about a home within moments of seeing it. Curb appeal is extremely important! Another strong trend that helps to sell a home is upgraded outdoor living spaces such as an outdoor kitchen, patio cover or pergola, deck, large paver or natural stone patio, fire pit, water feature or even a sprinkler system. According to the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Landscape Professionals, "an overall landscape upgrade, new patio, new deck, and softscape upgrade all rendered roughly 100% in cost recovery."

Will adding a patio cover or pergola help increase the value of my home?

Yes, definitely! A gorgeous patio cover or pergola will not only increase the value of your home, but will also add to your enjoyment and the function and livability of the outdoor space at your home. The National Association of Realtors reports that a new patio cover or pergola has a 102% return on investment.

How much will it cost me to hire your landscaping company?

If we design and install your landscaping, there typically is not a design fee. Most new landscape plans start at around $1,500 to $2,000 and go up from there depending on how large the area to be landscaped is and the type of plants selected. The price for updating or renovating existing landscaping varies. Just contact us for a free estimate at 832-741-0391!

Will adding a deck help increase the value of my home?

Adding a new wood deck, according to the National Association of Realtors, has a whopping 106% return on investment. In addition, a new deck adds intrinsic value in that "77% of homeowners said they have a greater desire to be home since completing the project, 51% have an increased sense of enjoyment when they are at home, and 77% feel a major sense of accomplishment when thinking of the project," all adding up to a great reason to add a new deck to your outdoor living space!

How long does it usually take to build a pergola?

For a cedar or pine pergola, it usually takes 1 to 3 days depending on the size. Allow extra time if you need to get HOA approval or live in an area where permits are required by your city.

Can you help me design our outdoor kitchen?

Yes, we absolutely can help you design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams! Our design consultants have years of experience designing outdoor kitchens including kitchen layout, component choices (grills, outdoor fridges, sinks, drawers, cabinet doors, ice bins, etc.), and a vast array of countertop and kitchen wall materials to choose from. We will guide you every step of the way in your quest for the perfect outdoor kitchen for your home, whether you have a modest budget or the sky's the limit.

What types of outdoor lighting are you able to install?

We install high quality landscape lighting using cast brass fixtures, LED bulbs and high performance toroidal core transformers. All lighting fixtures and components come with a lifetime manufacturers' warranty. We can advise you on the best mix of components whether it be spotlights, pathway lights, down lights, flood lights, deck lights, step lights, well lights, hardscape lights, or specialty lighting to create ambiance and an impressive night time display. Landscape lighting can add to the beauty of your home by silhouetting your trees, highlighting your garden, and spotlighting focal points in your landscaping or home's architecture. It can also provide safety for trip hazards and walkways at night and security for your property by keeping burglars away.

Do you provide designs and estimates?

Yes, we design every project as a custom design geared to the individual homeowner's preferences - no cookie cutter layouts. We meet with each homeowner to assess their wants and needs, provide a written plan with materials and plant sizes listed, along with a free estimate.

If you design my landscape, how will I maintain and care for it?

It's very important to properly care for your new landscaping. During the first few months until the plants are well established, especially during hot summer months, watering is key. Keeping about 2" of mulch around your new plants will protect your beds from excessive weeds and provide some insulation from heat and light freezes. Upon request, we will advise you on how to properly care for your new plants and shrubs. Because each type of plant has different sun, soil, and water needs, it's best to ask about the care for your specific landscaping plan. We are happy to help you maintain and care for your landscaping to keep it beautiful for years to come!

What is the warranty on installations?

For landscapes, there is a 30 day limited warranty on shrubs and a 90 day limited warranty on trees over 15 gallons. There is no warranty on annuals such as seasonal flowers. All warranties are contingent upon the shrubs and trees being properly cared for and watered. There is a 12 month limited workmanship warranty on hardscapes such as pavers, pergolas, patio covers, or outdoor kitchens.

What can I expect to spend landscaping my entire property?

It depends on the size of your property, how extensive the landscaping design is that you desire, tree and plant material choices, and if you would like to include a patio with a pergola or patio cover, deck, water feature, landscape lighting, outdoor kitchen, fire pit or fireplace, sprinkler system, etc. Just call us at 832-741-0391 for a FREE estimate. Each landscaping design is custom tailored to your property and preferences!