Is it Time to Retire your Landscape?

Are you paying for landscape maintenance month after month and wondering why your landscape still is not meeting your expectations? Many view the landscape appearance as a direct reflection of the landscape services, but often, this is not the case. Maybe your landscape has reached the end of its useful life and needs renovation.

The Bay Area experienced a development boom in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The new construction usually included newly installed landscapes. Many of these landscapes are still in place today, with few renovations over the last 25+ years. Just as siding, fences, and other hardscape elements have a lifespan, these landscapes, and the irrigation systems installed at the same time, were never intended to last forever. Most landscapes will look good for 15 – 25 years, depending on the original plant selection, as well as the quality of the plant installation, the irrigation system, soil health and the maintenance during that same period of time.

Have you ever tried to make a 25 year-old juniper look good? It is impossible; the plant should be replaced. Tired of paying for endless band-aid irrigation repairs? You will save yourself a headache (and often a lot of water), by investing in a new system.

The good news is there has never been a better time to renovate your landscape. We can help design and install a modern landscape that will improve curb appeal, and often reduce your landscape water use. Additionally, since our landscape construction and maintenance departments work closely, we know how to select a low-maintenance plant palate and irrigation system that will be cost effective over the next 15 -25 years.

Is a complete landscape renovation not in your budget at this time? We can work with you to develop a landscape master plan. The plan reflects your preferences, goals and budget, and is a useful tool for phased renovation projects, or maintaining a cohesive look as HOA Boards or property managers change.

Contact us today to talk to a design-build specialist.

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