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Landscaping your yard could be more beneficial than you think. The landscaping can actually be more than just beautiful - it could be effective in controlling water flow and pests in your yard. How do you create a landscape design that will be both beautiful and beneficial? Are some plants better and more hardy than others? How do you choose what plants to place where? How much hardscape does your design need? These and many other landscaping questions are answered on my website. Take a moment to read up on my personal experiences and learn from what I have been through in the past.

New Home? 5 Things A New Construction Landscaper Can Do For You!

Your newly built home isn't complete until the landscaping is in place. Putting in landscaping for the first time for a new home is a bit different than re-landscaping an existing yard. However, there are a few things it's helpful to turn over to a professional new construction landscaper.

1. Foundation Structures

Every beautiful yard begins with the placement of the permanent foundation items. These include hardscaped spaces like patios and sidewalks, as well as other permanent but nonliving structures such as a large fountain or statuary placements, the location of retaining walls, and permanent bed edges and curbing. Your new construction landscapers can help with the placement planning as well as the installation of these foundation structures. 

2. Land Sculpting

Most home lots are barren and flat after construction is complete. Your landscapers will come in and mold the blank state into something more interesting than a postage stamp of dirt or lawn. They can add swales or dry creeks to manage water flow across your property, dig a spot for a pond or other in-ground features, or they can add terracing or small slopes to make the lay of the land more interesting.

3. Irrigation Installation

Automatic irrigation systems aren't just a convenience, they also help save water and prevent drought stress to your landscape plantings. The ideal time to put in a sprinkler is right before putting in the new plantings, this way nothing has to be disturbed later to put in irrigation lines. Your landscapers can help you plan the type and layout of the system that you need. 

4. Soil Building

All too often a home's yard is left nearly sterile after construction, thanks to the poor quality of fill soil and the loss of nutrient-rich topsoil during construction. New construction landscapers begin with a thorough soil test to determine how the soil needs to be improved. They will then bring in new topsoil, compost, and other soil additives, as well as fertilizers, to rebuild the soil prior to putting in plants. 

5. Permanent Plantings

A beautiful yard uses a combination of annual plants that are replaced each year as well as permanent perennials that add the main structure for the design. Your new construction landscapers will help you choose permanent plantings like shrubs and trees, as well as a plain placement of other perennials like groundcovers and flowers. Finally, they can help you choose between sod or seed for the lawn areas, as well as handle the installation of either.

Contact a new construction installation landscaping company near you if you are ready to have your home's exterior living spaces as complete as the interior ones.