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A Greensboro Landscaping Company Producing Magical Results

Greensboro landscapingA stunning garden makes a remarkable impression on the entire exterior of your home or business. Some real estate experts estimate a small investment in landscaping can yield over a 350% return when you sell your home. Yet, when it comes to keeping plants healthy, you need the help of an expert. Insects, diseases, and soil conditions can destroy your sod faster than you can repair it. When searching for a Greensboro landscaping company to handle all your lawn care needs, choose Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc.

Certainly, lawn care maintenance is a big part of what we do. However, we also can build you a hardscape, install outdoor lighting, or design a garden. In addition, we offer leaf removal, tree service, and in the winter, snow removal. We’re a full-service landscaping company offering maintenance, design, and construction for both residential and commercial properties.

Mowing, Trimming, And Edging

Mowing grass may seem a simple task, but done the wrong way could create a handful of lawn problems. For example, you don’t want to cut your grass too short. This makes it harder for the plant to produce food through photosynthesis. Furthermore, cutting grass too short increases its vulnerability to pests and diseases. Also, shorter grass allows sunlight to reach weed seeds helping them to germinate. Typically, you only want to cut off 1/3 of the grass blade.

Lush, green lawns with a sharp, manicured look are eye-catching. To achieve this look, you need to trim and edge parts of your lawn. Trimming involves cutting the grass in places where your lawnmower can’t reach. Just as with mowing, you want to only cut ⅓ of the blade off. Additionally, you should cut the trimmed area the same length as the rest of the lawn. Be careful not to nick any nearby plants. These nicks can allow insects and diseases to infect your greenery.

Edging your lawn involves cutting back the grass overhanging onto your walkway, patio, and driveway. It’s the finishing touch producing a crisp, even border. However, making your edge too wide can invite weeds. A wide edge has too much exposed soil where weeds can thrive.

You probably want to do something else with your time than mow, trim and edge, but you may think a lawn care service is expensive. However, hiring a landscaping service saves you a tremendous amount of time. Plus, you don’t have to invest in all the equipment and the maintenance involved with the upkeep of these tools. Landscape Solutions is a reliable Greensboro landscaping company for all your lawn care needs.

Why Is Soil Condition Important?

For some of us, the extent of our lawn maintenance is mowing and trimming. However, in order to achieve a beautiful lawn, you need to perform other maintenance tasks. Adding fertilizer and soil nutrients keeps your grass healthy and lush.

Yet, you can’t begin to feed your lawn until you understand what your soil needs. Thus, the first step is to do a soil test. This test will reveal your soil’s pH, nutrient levels, and soil type.

Most grasses love the soil to have a pH level of between 5.8 and 7.2. Too high or too low soil pH can be disastrous for your lawn. If your soil is too acidic, you can apply lime to alter the acidity. While if your soil is too alkaline, you can add sulfur or an acidic fertilizer.

Over time, the pH of your soil will change. Therefore, you should test your soil every 3 or 4 years for optimal lawn health. For example, rain can leach away calcium from the soil. This loss of calcium creates a more acidic soil.

Additionally, your soil test will identify which nutrients are lacking in your soil. This information helps you to pick the right fertilizer for your lawn. Using a fertilizer with an overabundance of nutrients can “burn” your grass creating yellow and brown patches.

When you hire Landscape Solutions for your lawn care, we eliminate all the worries that come with maintaining a yard. We’ll apply the correct fertilizers, soil nutrients and herbicides for your yard at precisely the right time. Plus, we can handle other landscaping needs like applying mulch or leaf removal.

Fertilizing Needs of All Your Plants

Although your lawn is probably the most labor-intensive part of your landscape, let’s not forgot your other plants. Shrubs, perennials, and annuals all need fertilizing too. Each has different nutrient needs. Moreover, there are optimal times of the year to apply fertilizers. For instance, camellias, magnolias, azaleas, and rhododendrons like slightly acidic soil. While hydrangea, lilac, boxwood, and spirea prefer alkaline soil.

Plants need nutrients in a specific ratio to absorb what they need from the soil. A professional landscaper has the required knowledge of your plants’ needs. For example, an overabundance of potassium hinders plants from absorbing calcium. Moreover, giving a plant too much nitrogen will produce lots of foliage but few flowers.

Our knowledge about all growing things will keep your yard the envy of the neighborhood. Or if you have a business, your customers will love the appealing look of your landscape. With our high-quality service, you’ll never have to worry about your landscaping needs again.

We Can Also Fix Landscaping Headaches

So far, we’ve talked about the health of your plants. Yet, your topography, the physical features, of your yard can impact your usage and plant health. Uneven grading will cause water to run downhill creating erosion and drainage problems. Even slight changes in the height of the land can direct water flow.

Then, low-lying areas in your yard will collect this runoff. A continually wet area will suffocate the grass’s roots. Furthermore, these wet conditions will limit other types of plant growth as well.

One solution is to re-grade your yard. Eliminating slopes and leveling out land allows for proper drainage. Installing a retaining wall is another solution to manage run-off and erosion. Retaining walls also add visual interest and beauty to your property.

We’ll inspect your yard to determine the best option for your landscape based on your needs and budget. Our goal for every project is to give you a solution you’ll love.

How to Find A Good Landscape Design Team

Many different types of professionals work in the landscaping industry. Lawn care service, landscape designers, horticulturists, and landscape contractors are but a few. Each one has different levels of training and certifications.

Finding the right landscaping services begins with the people you know. Friends and family are a good place to start asking for suggestions. Additionally, you can ask your local nursery for referrals. Once you have a few names, check for reviews from previous clients. We’re proud that a large part of our business comes from referrals from satisfied customers. Read what many of them say here.

In North Carolina, the Landscape Contractor’s Board requires landscapers to pass an examination to receive licensing. To pass the exam, an individual must show knowledge in interpreting a landscape plan, horticulture practice, and landscape construction. When you hire a landscaping contractor, you get more than just lawn care service. Your contractor can construct hardscapes, design new gardens, and maintain the health of all your plants.

Next, check to see if the company has any other professional certifications. This evidences the landscaper’s commitment to keeping up with the industry’s best practices. At Landscape Solutions, we hold certifications from the John Deere University and Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. We’re also a member of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. This membership gives us current technical information for the design and installation of pavers and concrete materials. Of course, we have our license as a landscape contractor and a pesticide license.

How Much Will Lawn Care Services Cost?

Any type of landscaping, including lawn care services, will vary from property to property. The two big factors determining costs are your yard size and services needed.

Although it’s obvious to state, a larger yard takes more time to mow and will cost more. However, you also need to consider your trimming and edging needs. If you have a long meandering driveway that needs edging, your cost may be higher. Likewise, having large areas needing grass trimming may cost more.

Moreover, the lawn service you require will affect your price. Additional services such as weeding and feeding, overseeding, and aeration are necessary to keep your lawn healthy. However, some lawn care services may not include these in their maintenance costs. Thus, it’s always a good idea to get a detailed description of your particular maintenance plan.

Other Services We Provide

Although lawn care is a big part of our business, Landscape Solutions offers so much more. We can enhance your outdoor living space with many great amenities. Our design experts can take your ho-hum yard and transform it into a magnificent garden. If you can dream it, we can build it.

But that’s just only the beginning of what we can do. Our pergolas and cabanas can add some much-needed shade to your entertainment area. We can also build an outdoor kitchen with all the essentials. With everything within reach, you can entertain your guests while you cook.

Perhaps you’d prefer a fire pit or fireplace to extend the outdoor entertaining season. These structures can keep your guests warm on a chilly night while adding ambiance. And if you install a combination fireplace/pizza oven, you can also cook a wide variety of foods. Cooking in a pizza oven is a unique experience you can taste.

Furthermore, adding the right outdoor lighting can transform your home into a magical scene. Lights can accentuate landscape features and increase the usability of your outdoor space. We can install energy-efficient LED lighting wherever you want to make an area more attractive and inviting. Installing lighting around your business provides added security while making your customers feel safe.

Greensboro Landscaping for All Your Outdoor Needs

Fall, winter, spring, and summer, your lawn and garden require maintenance every season. It can be exhausting trying to keep up with all the tasks needed to keep your property attractive and healthy. Yet you can have a beautifully-manicured landscape and still have time for your family and hobbies. Hire a trusted Greensboro landscaping company used by homeowners and businesses alike, Landscaping Solutions & Design, Inc.

Our founder, Kostas Menegakis, has a passion for landscaping. But he also has a passion for people. Landscape Solutions & Design melds these two important attributes to ensure every project exceeds customers’ expectations.

We start with a free consultation during which we discuss your idea and budget. Moreover, you can see what your finished project will look like using our design software even before we break ground. Communication is very important to us, so we’ll continually give you updates especially if there are weather delays. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and treat every customer like family.

We serve Greensboro, Summerfield, Archdale, Belews Creek, Winston-Salem, Lake Norman, and the surrounding areas. Snow removal, tree service, lawn care service, hardscape construction, and landscape design, we do it all. Interested? Let’s chat! Call us at 336-442-0160.