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Landscape Company – How to Choose the Right One for You

Posted on April 17th, by Michael in Outdoor. Comments Off on Landscape Company – How to Choose the Right One for You

Landscaping: How do you choose the right company for you and your home?

Today’s post comes from a great friend and colleague of mine. Toni Callahan at Schmechtig Landscapes. Read below on how to make the best choice in choosing the landscaping company for your home.

Many of us choose to hire a landscape company to care for our homes property and given that they are caring for your home, you want to choose the best company for your needs.

Your search should begin with assessing your own requirements. Do you want a new landscape design to include a complete outdoor kitchen with dining area and living room featuring a fireplace or fire pit? Are you looking for a lawn service company to mow your lawn each week or do you require more services like weeding, planting seasonal flowers, container pot service, lawn fertilization, plant fertilization and irrigation service?

 

Landscape companies vary in size and their offerings. Some firms provide basic lawn care while others provide the additional services needed to care for your home’s outdoor spaces throughout the year like spring and fall cleanups; weekly grounds service which includes mowing your lawn, removing and disposing of debris before lawn mowing; pruning and trimming selected … Read More »

Landscape Company – How to Choose the Right One for You

Posted on April 17th, by Michael Menn in Outdoor. Comments Off on Landscape Company – How to Choose the Right One for You

Landscaping: How do you choose the right company for you and your home?

Today’s post comes from a great friend and colleague of mine. Toni Callahan at Schmechtig Landscapes. Read below on how to make the best choice in choosing the landscaping company for your home.

Many of us choose to hire a landscape company to care for our homes property and given that they are caring for your home, you want to choose the best company for your needs.

Your search should begin with assessing your own requirements. Do you want a new landscape design to include a complete outdoor kitchen with dining area and living room featuring a fireplace or fire pit? Are you looking for a lawn service company to mow your lawn each week or do you require more services like weeding, planting seasonal flowers, container pot service, lawn fertilization, plant fertilization and irrigation service?

 

Landscape companies vary in size and their offerings. Some firms provide basic lawn care while others provide the additional services needed to care for your home’s outdoor spaces throughout the year like spring and fall cleanups; weekly grounds service which includes mowing your lawn, removing and disposing of debris before lawn mowing; pruning and trimming selected … Read More »

It’s Not Always about Wow!

Posted on June 8th, by Michael Menn in Uncategorized. Comments Off on It’s Not Always about Wow!

People in my profession frequently think that to be inspiring, we have to create something that will make folks say “Wow!”  That often starts with an amazing and unforgettable front exterior complete with elaborate landscaping, fancy lighting, ornate doors, etc.  We think that may be the only way to enhance curb appeal.

But sometimes clients don’t want “wow.”  They want simple and elegant, because that reflects their personality.  And the fact is, you can create great curb appeal with an exterior that is attractive.  People will drive up to the front of your house, and will like it.  It is simple without being intimidating.

So if your vision is to have an inviting exterior without a lot of flash and pizzazz, you can look at the photo to get an idea of how that is accomplished.

The landscaping is clean and attractive, without being overpowering.  It provides a framework for the house.
The same holds true of the entranceway.  It is not fancy, but we did extend it out to make it a focal point.  The brick on the entranceway was stained to match the existing brick.
Notice the front porch, where the homeowners can sit outside and talk or read, or watch their children … Read More »