The landscaping around your home or business is the first thing most visitors notice when they drive by. A professionally designed landscape with trees, bushes and flowers can add serious curb appeal to your property and ensure that you love your space too. Of course, crafting a beautiful yardscape is about more than just planting a few bushes here and there. Great landscapes suit your property’s physical characteristics. They also feature plants that can thrive in the local environment. With a little knowledge and professional help, any property can be transformed into a beautiful outdoor space that you can enjoy year round.
Why Landscaping Design Matters
Buying a home or commercial building is one of the biggest investments you can make. There’s no doubt you want your space to make a positive impression on your guests, neighbors and passersby. Of course, you also want to get the most enjoyment out of the space that you can. When you think of home improvements or business upgrades, interior work might be the first thing on your mind. While interior remodels and updates are great, it’s important to pay attention to your exterior space too.
Great landscaping can make your property stand out from the other homes and businesses in your neighborhood. Unique landscaping is a great attribute if you sell your home or decide to rent it out. It can also be an expression of your personal style sensibilities. If you’re a minimalist, you might love a hardscape with natural stone. If you’re a plant lover, you might opt for a beautiful water feature with native vegetation instead. Your landscaping choices set the tone for your property.
Bend Pine Nursery offers a wide variety of landscaping services to home and business owners in the greater Bend area. We have a strong portfolio of designs and many loyal clients. Our services include
- overall landscape design including grading and construction,
- sculptural landscaping,
- water features and waterfalls, and
- hardscapes and xeriscapes.
Whatever design you prefer, investing in landscaping helps ensure that you get greater use of your outdoor space. After all, it’s much easier to stroll through a well-manicured garden than a wild, untamed backyard.
A well-planned landscape also helps protect your property. How? A professional landscape designer understands how grading, soil quality and other environmental factors impact the function of your outdoor space. Maybe you struggle with seasonal flooding every year due to poor drainage or avoid walking in your yard because the ground is uneven. Such problems are usually caused by basic landscaping issues that can be fixed. Addressing landscaping woes helps protect your home and outbuildings from the forces of nature. It can even help prevent pest infestations near buildings.
Should You Landscape Yourself or Hire a Pro?
Hiring a professional landscaper requires some financial investment. If you’re on a tight budget, you might consider tackling your landscape yourself. If you have a good understanding of landscaping and are willing to do research on plants that thrive in the local environment, you might be able to create a great landscape on your own at home. Keep in mind that the equipment needed for many landscaping projects is expensive to rent and may take expertise to use. It’s important to create a design and step-by-step plan for your property before you do any physical labor.
If you’re not sure if you should hire a professional or landscape yourself, consider
- your overall knowledge about landscaping,
- whether you have the tools and equipment to complete landscaping projects,
- what you know about plant life native to your area and
- how much time you can dedicate to a landscape overhaul.
If you don’t know much about landscaping, don’t have the right tools or just don’t have the time, it’s best to hire a professional landscaper.
If you decide to hire a landscaper, make sure that you’re working with an experienced and licensed professional. A professional landscaper will be able to show you a portfolio with designs from your local area. It might be tempting to go with the lowest bid for your job, but saving money now can cost you more in the long run. Remember that paying to have the job done right the first time is much cheaper than paying a professional to fix your mistakes.
Custom Landscaping Services
At Bend Pine Nursery, we know how to create landscapes that stand up to the challenges of our climate. Whether you want to switch to a hardscape or add a beautiful water feature to your property, our master landscaper can help. We’ve spent years perfecting our knowledge of landscaping techniques, water features and local plant life. We’re always up to the challenge of creating a beautiful landscape that is suited to our high-desert environment.