Landscape Construction

Creating a landscape that has character and truly highlights the space takes more than a lawnmower. When there is a need for custom landscape service that goes the extra mile, Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation is always there with you every step of the way. Specializing in a full spectrum of key landscape construction services, from site analysis to site planning and design to landscape installation, we deliver a collaborative customer experience guaranteed to be on time and on budget.

Types of Landscape Construction

Landscape construction is more than planting some shrubs and installing or growing some grass. It is the process that turns a bare lawn into an inviting space while keeping the special needs and health of the land in mind. It is commonly divided into two categories - softscapes and hardscapes.

Softscapes generally refer to installations and landscape services involving plants and other living horticultural elements like grass, shrubs, annual plants, perennials, biennials etc. Landscaping services that fall under softscaping include landscape architecture and design, and planning regarding the type of plants and flower beds to be planted.

Hardscapes are categorized as the inanimate, solid elements of a landscape. Any kind of structure such as fencing, patios, decks, walkways, retaining walls, firepits, fireplaces, etc., is considered a hardscaping feature. Hardscaping also encompasses water features like fountains, ponds, and waterfalls.

Planning Landscape Installations

Softscaping and hardscaping features both need thorough planning before installation. The land is appropriately surveyed to identify any issues and other special needs it might have prior to any installation beginning. The soil profile and fertility are checked to see if it would require any amendments. The design of the landscape is made after understanding the vision and requirements of the customer while keeping the budgetary concerns and environmental impacts in mind.

Landscape Installation

After every detail of the design and concept has been worked out, the installation process begins. In the case of softscapes, the soil is prepared for planting and grading may be provided to the area to enable water runoff. Using natural pathways as water outlets leaves the original geography mostly undisturbed. Hardscape installations such as driveways and decks are installed with the utmost care to the structural integrity of the land.

Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation always goes above and beyond in every project it undertakes. Whether it is renovating a previously constructed landscape or building one from scratch, we approach every endeavor with the determination to provide high-quality service that exceeds the expectations of our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before bringing a landscape professional onboard to design your landscape, you need to decide how you want your landscape to look. Or if you want to renovate your existing landscape, you need to know where you want your renovations. It’s better to have an idea of what you’re looking for so that the planning becomes easier. Once you have decided on your requirements, plan a budget. 

If you are not completely sure what your plans are yet, our team can help provide you unbiased opinions by assessing the health of your soil, considering the climate, and provide some ideas as to what could align with your landscape aspirations. 

Every landscape is different and has specific requirements. For example, some lawns might not have natural pathways for water runoff, and some soil profiles might not be suitable for the types of plants and trees in a specific landscape. Site planning and analysis help recognize these issues and correct them by analyzing the landscape and amending the soil profile prior to installation. A picture might be enough to get an idea of the kind of visual concept and atmosphere wanted in a landscape. But careful planning makes a landscape more sustainable by giving all plants and other installations the support they need to thrive.

When you contact Down To Earth to design your landscape, our professionals will first consult with you to understand the vision you have for your outdoor space. Then we will offer any recommendations if required, according to your budget. Once the customer is satisfied with the design and the plan, we will start the installation process. The time it will take to complete the project depends on the type of work you want to do and the size of your yard. The average project takes one or two weeks and the customer is kept in the loop the entire time.

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