January 23 2020

Every Landscape Needs These 5 Things

Whether your backyard is modest and cozy or grand and sprawling, there is nothing more rewarding than being able to relax and embrace your own outdoor space. It’s one of the greatest joys of homeownership and a luxury hard-earned.

While you will have many “wants” for your landscaping—perhaps water and fire features or an outdoor kitchen—let’s start with the “needs.” Before you invite guests over, make sure you have addressed:

1. Safety

Is your outdoor space safe and easy to navigate? Walkways are a must in order to protect people and plants alike. High Tech Landscapes can build garden paths, steps and other transitional features ensuring clear passage around the perimeter of your home and hosting areas. Bring your creative vision to the design process—or leave it to us!

2. Lighting

Another key feature for safety is landscape lighting, with the added benefit being that it can double as a design element. In fact, custom lighting is one of our top landscaping trends for 2020. From our previous article:

“Lighting designers are finding new ways to conceal LED fixtures, further enhancing the ambiance that lighting can bring. Add in programmable options such as timers and motion sensors, and it’s clear to see that lighting is becoming an integral part of landscape design.”

3. Privacy

They say that good fences make good neighbors. Even if you get along fabulously with everyone on your street, you will still want at least a little bit of privacy in your yard or garden (especially if you plan to host frequently). That said, you don’t necessarily want to build an imposing or isolating structure. Consider planting trees to section off your space. Bonus: They provide much-needed shade in summer. Just be sure to invest in ongoing tree service.

4. Scenery

You’ve made it through the basics. Now, it’s time to get to the part where you pretty up your landscape with your favorite flowers and foliage. Browse our Know Your Plants page for ideas, planting tips and fun facts—and check back every now and then as we continue to add new content to the database!

5. Lawn, Tree & Shrub Care Program

With our Integrated Plant Health Care Systems (IPHCS) division, we specialize in caring for your lawn, trees, and shrubs down to the roots so that they’re truly healthy and thriving.

That includes:

  • Fertilization
  • Crabgrass Control
  • Broadleaf Weed Control
  • Insect Control
  • Grub Control
  • Lime Applications
  • Tick / Mosquito Control
  • + More

Turf, tree, and plant health requires a plan for every season. We work to deliver that evergreen solution to you. Learn more about our IPHCS services.