For a multitude of reasons, the best time to address your landscaping goals is when you are remodeling your home. This is particularly true if you are getting extensive work done. It’s better to take it all on board at once. There’s no point in spending countless dollars and hours on an immaculate house when your yard has poor drainage and lacks curb appeal. Here are some landscaping tips to make your home as beautiful on the outside as it will be on the inside:
Lighting can be used to great effect. Clever placement of a handful of brightly-colored trees or plants coupled with complementary lighting can really create a dramatic ambience in the evenings. When you’re thinking about landscaping, the important thing to know is what kind of garden you want to have. Do you prefer eclectic over elegant? Do you want a polished or a rustic finish? The answers to these kinds of questions will determine what plants, flowers, and trees will work best.
A landscape mound, also known as a manmade hill, is an interesting option that can really add a unique touch to a yard. Manmade hills are done by moulding and shaping the area and then covering with dirt.
Insect repellent perennial flowers are a wonder of nature. They’re simultaneously beautiful and practical. Who wouldn’t want these in their yard? Make sure to choose a color that complements your overall theme.
When you’re thinking about what to do with your yard, one of the things you should consider is how landscaping can add value to your home. Some improvements are simply not worth the investment, like swimming pools that can cost over seventy thousand and garish built in fire pits. Current backyard trends include outdoor rooms, sanctuary areas, less lawn, and more trees. Trends change all the time, but there are classics that always add value to your home like fountains and layouts that are aesthetically pleasing and low maintenance at the same time.
It’s not often you come across contracting companies with vast experience in both landscaping and house remodeling, but we at Dirt Connections are the exception to the rule. We offer a number of residential services including re-roofing and roof restoration.
Maintaining the integrity of your roof is one of the smartest things you can do as a homeowner, since the roof directly impacts the entire interior: walls, ceilings, and floors. A problem with a roof is one that will act like a domino set. Thus, while you’re looking into remodeling options, it’s prudent to examine the condition of your roof and make arrangements to have it redone if the situation demands.
A new roof can also be customized as technological progress in the area of roofing materials makes it possible for homeowners to choose from a variety of colors. Choosing the color of your roof can be as fun as choosing the color of the paint for your new living room, and a well chosen roof instantly adds value and curb appeal to your home.
While admiring your new roof, why not avail of our skilled contractors who can do a wide range of remodeling tasks, from bathroom renovations to dirt delivery. The sheer variety of services we offer means that you don’t have to hire ten different companies for specific tasks. Instead, you just hire one that can do everything!
Buying Dirt for Your Project
If you’ve never done a construction project that involves the use of large amounts of dirt before, there are a few things you need to know about buying it for your project. First, you want to make sure that you choose the right type of dirt. As a general rule, topsoil is for gardening and landscaping, and fill dirt is for any construction project that requires a stable soil base. Two other factors to consider are how much dirt weighs and how much dirt costs. Both of these can be calculated by assessing the area of the required coverage and then converting into cubic feet and yards. Dirt is measured in these units, so make sure you do your conversion correctly.
Site Preparation Services
Depending on the specifics of your remodeling project and landscaping ideas, you may need to avail of site preparation services. For example, grading your yard with fill dirt is sometimes necessary in order to improve the aspect of the land surrounding your home. It also improves drainage, which helps to ward off water damage to your foundations in the long term. If you perceive your home as an investment, it is important to ensure its functionality is not impaired by poor drainage or land that is uneven, ruining the overall curb aspect.