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A Winston Salem Landscaping Company Transforming Property

winton salem landscapingYour yard is an integral part of your home. Its appearance can have a dramatic impact on the overall value of your property. Flower beds overrun with weeds can lower your home’s curb appeal. In fact, the condition of your landscaping can affect your home’s value by as much as 15%. But with so much to do and very little time, you’ve neglected your yard. When you’re looking for a Winston Salem landscaping company to resurrect your unkempt plot, call Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc.

We’ve been beautifying areas of the Triad for over 15 years. Serving both commercial and residential customers, we offer a variety of landscaping services. Grading, drainage, hardscapes, and landscape lighting installation are some of the projects we handle with ease. Additionally, we offer landscape maintenance and lawn service to keep your plants healthy and your yard looking great.

What’s the Difference Between Landscaping and Lawn Care Services?

Lawn care service professionals work at maintaining the health of your turf. This includes mowing, edging, fertilizing, weeding, aerating, and dethatching your grass. Additionally, services may include debris removal such as leaves. Some lawncare companies may even do some light shrub and tree pruning.

Whereas, a landscaper can do all those tasks and more. Landscaping services involve the design and transformation of your outdoor living space. Hardscapes, water features, and outdoor lighting are all part of a landscaper’s portfolio. With overall function and design in mind, a landscaper can transform your property from typical to breathtaking.

Some of The Many Services A Landscaper Provides

Today’s busy homeowners appreciate the convenience and professionalism a landscaper adds. A professional landscaper can considerably affect the impact of a property’s curb appeal. Our team of professionals specializes in many different types of outdoor projects.

Maybe you have an unusable backyard due to sloping. Not only is a slope unsuitable for many outdoor activities, but erosion and runoff can be a problem. We can build a retaining wall making it a central part of your outdoor space. Moreover, you’ll have level areas for both recreation and planting.

Water features are also popular landscaping features. The soothing sound and motion of water make a relaxing, peaceful spot in your yard. In today’s world, everyone needs a bit more tranquility! We can build you a unique pond, waterfall, fountain, or water garden creating new interest in your backyard.

Perhaps you’d like an outdoor kitchen to capture the luxury of alfresco dining. This type of outdoor living space also creates additional areas for entertainment. Or maybe you want to connect areas of your yard with a walkway of concrete pavers. In addition, we can build fire pits, driveways, and patios.

Finally, highlight your home’s best architectural features with outdoor lighting. Strategically placed outdoor lighting can also increase security around your home. Plus, lighting extends the use of your outdoor spaces after sundown. Additionally, lighted pathways and landscape lighting offer safety for those walking on your property.

Moreover, there are also many more services we can perform for you. Tree removal, mulching, fencing, and pressure-washing of your hardscapes are more types of maintenance work we do for our clients. We can even remove snow from your driveway or parking lot in the winter.

Costs of Landscaping Services

There are varying levels of landscaping services. You can schedule weekly maintenance tasks to keep your gardens healthy and beautiful. Or, you can hire us for a specific project such as building an outdoor kitchen or retaining wall.

Routine maintenance services provide ongoing care of your outdoor space. Remember, your lawn needs care year-round to keep it healthy and attractive. Prices will vary by the services included and the size of your yard. A basic package may include mowing, edging, and fertilizing. Added services may include aeration, mulching, and pruning. Companies usually offer a variety of options, so be sure to ask what’s included in a plan before you sign up.

In the case of a specific outdoor project, price is dependent on the type of design, materials, and scope. Access to the site and soil type can impact the overall costs as well. Specific prices are difficult to determine unless you have a finalized design.

Let’s look at an example. You want to install an outdoor kitchen area. Ideas range from a simple grill and prep area to kitchens with ovens, refrigeration, and plumbing. Some have full-scale dining amenities as well as welcoming spaces with outdoor seating. Moreover, your choice of material affects your price. Even though materials must withstand the harsh outdoor elements, you still have options. Countertops can be stainless steel, granite, soapstone, or concrete, each with their own price structure.

We offer free estimates for any of our projects. Simply give us a call at 336-442-0160 to set up a consultation. After reviewing your property and listening to your concerns, we present you with a detailed proposal. Our mission is to provide a solution to your landscaping problem that you’ll love. If you want changes to your landscape that involve designing new areas for gardens, etc., we have state-of-the-art software to show you several plans. This is helpful in guiding you to make the right decision to enhance your property and bring your vision to life.

Seasons May Change, But There are Always Landscaping Needs

Just as seasons change, so do your landscaping tasks. In fact, you need to tackle some of the important tasks all year round for healthy blooms. With the imminent arrival of autumn, take care of landscape chores now for a healthy spring garden.

In autumn, as perennials start to turn brown and die back, you need to do some pruning. When you cut back perennials, they perform better in the spring and summer. Be sure to remove all dead or dying foliage. Not only is this material unsightly, but it can also harbor pests and diseases.

You may also want to start planning for next year. Spring will arrive in your garden with a burst of color if you plant spring-flowering bulbs now. Daffodils, jonquils, hyacinth, crocus, and tulips are just some of the flowers you can plant in the fall.

Now is the perfect time to plant some perennials too. Perennials love the cool moist weather giving them great conditions for root establishment. Salvia, scabiosa, bee balm, coreopsis, daylilies, and hostas are just some of the many perennials to plant in the autumn. Plus, now you may be able to find some great discounts on out-of-bloom perennials.

Are some of your perennials starting to overtake too much garden space? Most perennials need division every 3 years to avoid crowding. Fall is the perfect time to divide spring and summer blooming perennials. Generally, autumn weather is cool and wet, providing plenty of hydration and reducing plant stress.

What About Your Lawn Maintenance?

Don’t forget about your turf! Between the heat, lack of rain, and the kiddie pool in the backyard, your lawn has suffered. Fall is the time to reseed, fertilize, and give your grass some much-needed care.

Take a look at your lawn and reseed any bare patches. Additionally, during the hot, dry summer, grassroots suffered. Now is also the best time to apply fertilizer to encourage growth. Moreover, autumn is a great time to kill weeds such as dandelion and clover.

Over the summer, your lawn underwent soil compaction from your riding mower or heavy repeated foot traffic. Compacted soil can prevent nutrients from reaching the roots and allow certain weeds to gain a footing. Aerating your lawn will create a passage for your fertilizer to reach the roots.

Autumn days also cause deciduous trees to lose their leaves. As leaves cover your grass, they block the blades from receiving sunlight. Neglect raking leaves for too long and your grass underneath will die. Additionally, leaves hold moisture leading to lawn fungi.

Without regular maintenance, your lawn can become overgrown with weeds. A wet autumn can lead to the early germination of fall weeds as your lawn is trying to recuperate from summer. Some weeds even germinate in the winter. Fail to address your weed problem and they’ll soon choke out your grass.

Maintaining your landscape takes a lot of time and work. Think of the time that you can spend with your family instead of mowing, fertilizing, and weeding. Let us do all the hard work for you. If you need Winston Salem landscaping, call Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc. at 336-442-0160. We can set up a lawn maintenance plan today before weeds take over your yard.

How to Find A Landscaper

Finding a landscaper is similar to other types of contractors. You’ll want to see reviews, references, and past projects of prospective landscapers. Moreover, a reputable company should have an office and usually a website.

When looking at previous projects done by the landscaper, evaluate them for uniqueness and appeal. Your yard should show originality, distinction, and style. For both residential and commercial property, the landscaping should be functional as well as attractive.

Then there are the little details which can reveal much about the company. Punctuality, creativity, and a passion for the job are important characteristics. Additionally, you’ll be working with the landscaper for several weeks or months. Therefore, it’s important you feel comfortable with the crew.

You can also check the Better Business Bureau. The BBB rates businesses according to their interactions with customers. While BBB ratings are not a guarantee of a business’s reliability or performance, it’s an additional evaluation tool. Combined with reviews and references, you’ll get an overall picture of the company.

Additionally, be sure the company carries proper insurance and is bonded. Landscaping companies should carry workers’ compensation to cover workers injured while working on your property. Furthermore, the company must have liability insurance. Finally, a bond will compensate you should the landscaper fail to complete the job.

Most landscapers offer satisfaction guarantees. But what about warranties? Since plants can suffer shock and die, most landscapers will offer a one-year warranty on them. In addition, many landscapers offer a 5-year warranty for structures.

Winston Salem Landscaping Services for All Your Needs

Yard work is a never-ending chore. Wouldn’t you much rather be doing something else? Let Landscape Solutions take care of all your lawncare and landscape design problems. We can maintain your lawn and gardens, install walkways, driveways, outdoor kitchens, retaining walls, and so much more. If you can imagine it, we can create it.

Undoubtedly, experience and certifications are important when hiring a landscaper. We have both. Since 2005, we’ve been designing and maintaining gardens. Moreover, we’re a NC-licensed landscaper. But we also hold a NC pesticide license that enables us to manage outdoor pests. Furthermore, we have certifications from John Deere Landscaping University and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. Our certifications verify our skills and demonstrate our ability to perform to the highest standard.

However, all this means nothing unless you’re happy with the finished product. From our initial consultation through to the completion of your project, we provide a very personalized experience. Our goal is to deliver your vision while prioritizing customer service in every interaction.

Don’t just sit there dreaming about a beautiful new yard! Call us at 336-442-0160 to schedule your free consultation. We service both commercial and residential properties in the Piedmont Triad, Raleigh, Charlotte, Lake Norman, and the surrounding area. A beautiful yard can be a place of peace and tranquility. Let’s begin on yours today.