Your home’s landscaping plays a big role in the overall appearance and comfort of your house. It is one of the largest determining factors in your home’s curb appeal, which is why it’s important to keep up with it. Read more about why you shouldn’t neglect your home’s landscaping here. While smaller projects can be tackled DIY style, larger projects should be left for the pros to handle. Here are 4 big landscaping projects a pro can help you with.
Lawn Restoration or Replacement
If your property is covered mostly in grass, it’s crucial to maintain it. If your lawn has been neglected or suffered from the harsh winter months, there is an option to restore or replace it. If you notice that more than half of your lawn appears patchy, brown, and overall poor in appearance it’s best to replace it. Get connected with a pro who will strip off all the old grass and replace it with new, fresh soil and grass or sod.
Tip: If you’re tired of trying to maintain your grass yard, there are other low-maintenance alternatives to grass or sod – take a look at them now!
Big Vegetable Garden
For all homeowners with a green thumb, a large property, and lots of unused space, this is for you! Converting any unused space into a vegetable garden is not only practical, giving you the ability to actually grow and eat your own food, but it’s also a different and exciting design aspect to add to your space. A pro can help you design and build the perfect vegetable garden. Keep in mind the state of the soil, and the garden layout, and guide you to the right planters and boxes. If you’re new to gardening and want to get started, this is a great project to get you going. You can also check out the 10 easiest vegetables to grow in your garden to help get you started.
For obvious reasons, many homeowners install fountains in their gardens strictly for appearance. Fountains can enhance the appearance of your yard, plus they are super customizable allowing you to install a piece that you love.
What homeowners don’t know, or come to learn after installing their fountain, is that they are so much more than a pretty piece. Fountains offer a relaxed ambience, suppress any unwanted noise from loud neighbours or noisy roads, and can attract beautiful wildlife. They can also be complemented with a beautiful garden or flower bed. If this all sounds great to you, get connected with a pro to install your new fountain today!
Out of all the backyard landscaping designs, this one fulfills the entertainment aspect. After all, our backyards, especially during summer, are where we typically host and entertain our family and friends. If your backyard is a space where you tend to host and entertain your guests, creating an entertainment area is perfect. This can include and is not limited to, installing an outdoor patio, a fire pit, and even a dining area or outdoor kitchen.
Below are the average costs of Landscape Contractors & Designers across different cities in Canada:
*Costs based on 3,751 verified Canadian homeowner reviews as of March 2022
If you’re interested in starting your project, but don’t have the funds available, check out the new HomeStars and Perch partnership that offers financing solutions for homeowners! Use the calculator to determine what funds you are eligible for. Be sure to check out Deals by HomeStars available for landscaping projects as well. To get more information on backyard landscaping costs and landscape architecture projects or to start your project, get connected with a pro today!