There were undoubtedly lots of things you loved about your home when you bought it. Unfortunately, some problems only become apparent after you’ve spent some time living on your property. For instance, it may not be immediately apparent that you’ve got a landscaping drainage issue on your Kensington, MD property.
Over time though, the evidence begins to mount. If you’re seeing areas of standing water for days on end after a hard rain, it’s a sure sign that there’s a problem.
If you’ve already had some landscaping work done, your investment to this point is at risk, because in the absence of a robust landscaping drainage system on your Kensington, MD property, you’ll see increased soil erosion, and many of the plants you’ve placed on your property to improve its aesthetic are at risk of dying due to the excess of water.
It gets worse though. In addition to that, standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a variety of microbes that can pose a real threat to your family’s health. Plus, if the standing water is near your house, it could be working silently and relentlessly to damage your foundation, which could lead to staggering repair bills in very short order.
If you’re seeing anything like what we described above, you’ve basically got two choices.
First, give us a call and have us come out to assess your existing landscaping. It may be the case that when the initial landscaping was put in place, a landscaping drainage system was installed on your Kensington, MD property, but in the intervening years, something has damaged or clogged it.
If that’s the case, it’s usually a fairly easy problem to fix. We identify the source of the damage or clog, fix that, and everything’s fine.
Of course, it’s also possible that when the initial work was done, no landscaping drainage system was added to your Kensington, MD property. If that’s the case, we can design one for you to fix the problem.
In some instances, however, it may be optimal to simply start over. We can work with you to design a new landscape to transform the aesthetic of your property and be sure that we include a proper landscaping drainage system on your Kensington, MD property from the get-go.
That’s obviously a bigger project, but it ensures that you get exactly the aesthetic you wanted and gives you greater peace of mind knowing that once the project is done, you won’t have to worry about drainage issues going forward.
Also note that it may be of value to create a master landscape design document. Basically, that’s a centralized document into which you’ll feed all your landscaping goals and desires.
It’s a valuable document for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, because it allows you to look at your larger landscaping goals objectively, and to make sure that all the elements you want to eventually include will hang together to form a cohesive whole.
There are few things worse than putting the last of your landscaping in place only to discover that two or more elements clash with each other, requiring you to rip something out and rethink. That’s expensive and totally avoidable with a bit of planning!
Second, the master landscaping design document allows you to organize and prioritize your landscaping projects, breaking them into bite sized, budget friendly chunks that make it easier to achieve steady progress toward your goals.
Plus, by having an organized list, you’ll be able to spot certain landscaping projects that are dependent on the completion of others, which allows you to approach the process in a more logical, methodical way. That saves you both time and money!
Of course, such a document is unnecessary if you don’t have a long list of landscaping you’d like to do, but the reality is that once people start making improvements, they quickly realize that they want to do a lot more than they initially imagined.
We can not only help you put the document together, but make professional recommendations relating to prioritizing your list.
If you know you’d like to transform your property into the showplace it was always meant to be, but you’re struggling to put your vision to paper, be sure to spend some time checking out the photos section of our website.
Not only will this give you tons of great ideas for your own project, but it’ll also give you an opportunity to see the quality of our workmanship for yourself.
Most people want more than just a place to hang their hat at the end of a long day. They want more than just a house, but a true home. A place to escape life’s often frantic pace. The right landscaping can turn even a modest home into a private paradise for you and your family to enjoy.
Under the leadership of Mark Simpson, we’ve been transforming ordinary lawns in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC into spectacular showplaces for more than twenty-five years. Whatever your landscaping ambitions, we have the skills and experience to help you achieve your landscaping goals.
Since the day we first opened our doors, we’ve built our reputation by exceeding the expectations of every client we work with, and we’d love the opportunity to impress you.