What is Landscape Design?

Whether your project is commercial or residential, there are many benefits associated with hiring a professional landscape company to (quite literally) do the dirty work on your behalf. 

After all, not only does this save you time and money, but it also means that your outdoor spaces will look stunning all year round.

According to The Spruce, "Landscape design is the art of arranging features of an area of land for aesthetic and/or practical reasons. It is often divided into two major components: hardscape (the nonliving elements, such as pavers) and softscape (the living elements, such as flowers)."

At its core, the work is very similar to that of an interior designer, only focusing on outdoor areas such as gardens and parks. 


What are the benefits of hiring a professional landscape company? 

There are many benefits to hiring a professional landscape company to work on your outdoor space. For example: 

  • Landscapers have professional knowledge & insight.
  • Landscapers can save you time & money. 
  • Landscapers provide you with reliable, regular maintenance. 
  • Landscapers can bring forward economic benefits
  • Landscapers can help increase the value of your property.


Landscapers have Professional Knowledge & Insight.

One of the major benefits of hiring a landscape company is that they have an in-depth understanding of what it takes to make your outdoor space look great. 

For example, they'll know which plants blend nicely together to achieve the aesthetic finish you desire. From a maintenance perspective, they also know the best time to prune, plant, mulch, and fertilize, ensuring your yard is well-maintained all year round. 

Furthermore, they can carry out a thorough property inspection ahead of time, so they can advise on the best soil composition, slopes, and gradients or ways to emphasize features of the surrounding land and property. 

Landscapers are also aware of the various HOA regulations that dictate how yards or outdoor spaces must look or function, meaning that any projects carried out will align with these guidelines while still looking incredible. 

Landscapers save time and money. 

Hiring Landscapers, such as a team member at Kniffings, can also ensure your landscaping project remains under budget. This is because we have access to all the heavy-duty equipment you need to get the job done without you having to hire or source his equipment independently. 

We are also affiliated with Kniffings Discount Nursery so have a large selection of trees, shrubs, palms, and garden accessories for your outdoor space for an excellent price. 

Landscapers can also install the irrigation and structures needed to maintain your yard for years to come, which means that you're less likely to encounter costly maintenance issues in the future. 


Landscapers provide you with reliable, regular maintenance.

Your dream outdoor space takes time to maintain, especially as it can quickly become overgrown or unkempt if not tended to properly. Landscapers are always on hand to help with maintenance tasks, such as pruning and trimming trees, shrubs, roses, raking leaves, aeration,  fertilization, pest control and even reseeding your grass with bare spots. To put it simply, landscapers will keep your garden looking great throughout each and every season! 


Landscapers can bring forward economic benefits. 

Working with a landscaper is particularly beneficial for commercial properties, as they can help ensure your business is thriving by enhancing your curb appeal. This is particularly important because "retail studies have indicated that 95% of customers state a store's exterior influences their decision on where to shop, while 70% of first-time sales are based on curb appeal."

During the landscaping process, choosing which plants and flowers are installed can also help you save on water bills. For example, we can choose plants that don't drink or require a lot of water to thrive! 


Landscapers can help increase the value of your property.

There's no denying that a successful landscaping project can increase the value of your property, especially if you're considering selling the space in the near future. For example, a recent study from Virginia Tech showed that landscaping could result in a 15% property value increase, as the perceived value of a home is affected by plant size, type, and design in landscaping. 

This data, combined with the invaluable insight offered by landscapers, means that now is the perfect time to hire a professional landscape company. If you'd like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch today! 


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