Are you looking into landscaping for your home or business and don’t know where exactly to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll discuss how to find a high-end landscaper as well as some of the basic concepts of landscaping.
If you’re a Chicagoland based business or homeowner in the west suburbs, consider Arbeen Landscaping to take on whatever project you might be considering. Read on to learn more about landscaping and finding a quality landscaping company.
What Is High-End Landscaping?
You might be wondering: what is high-end landscaping? How is it different from normal (or simple) landscaping? Generally speaking, it has to do with the aesthetics of the design.
High-End Landscaping vs Simple Landscaping
Simple landscaping is generally more basic than high-end landscaping. It can be flattening land, planting trees and bushes, planting flower patches here and there.
On the other hand, high-end landscaping is more extravagant. If you want to impress neighbors or prospective customers, this type of landscaping is certainly for you. It adds luxury and style to your home. Some examples of this type of landscaping include stoned or paved pathways, water features, outdoor kitchens, etc.
These types of landscaping are different. That’s not to say that one is better than the other. They simply serve different functions. Simple landscaping can beautifully compliment a home or business and so can high-end landscaping.
If adding just a little bit more luxury or refinement to your home or business sounds like it’s good for you, then it probably is! If you think simple is always better, then simple landscaping is right up your alley. It’s all about personal preference.
Before you begin your search for a high-end landscaper, you’ll want to have an understanding of basic landscaping practices. If you’re on the fence about what type of landscaping you want, this can also help you make that decision.
Landscaping is such a wide array of different design techniques and templates. It really is an art form, so anything from mulch installation to building patios is considered landscaping.
Hardscape vs Softscape
There are two subcategories of landscaping, hardscape and softscape. Hardscape is essentially all of the hard stuff you might find in your yard–stones, brick, concrete.
Some examples of hardscape are patios, fountains, gazebos, and outdoor kitchens. Hardscape, simply put, is any non-living landscape element. It is generally inanimate, solid, and unchanging.
Softscape on the other hand is the exact opposite of hardscape. Softscape landscaping is all of the living elements in your yard. This is what we think when we think about landscaping: lush yards, beds of flowers, trees, shrubs, and more.
Softscape changes and evolves constantly. These living things need maintenance to continue to survive, which is where a landscaper comes in. To decide whether something is softscape landscaping, think about the name. If it’s soft, it’s likely softscape.
How To Find A Commercial Landscaper
Commercial landscaping is the planning, design, and maintenance of commercial properties. We at Arbeen Landscaping specialize in commercial landscape design. Here are some of the qualities of a good commercial landscaper, and some things to keep in mind.
The first and foremost quality that you want to look for in a landscaper is communication. You want your input to be valued because, after all, it is your property. This is a big deal breaker. If a landscaper is unwilling to hear what kind of design you have in mind, it’s likely that design will not turn out the way you wanted it to.
Another quality you want to look for in a landscaper is consistency. A lot of the time, your property (or properties) will require routine maintenance. Maybe your landscaper does a great job of implementing your landscape design initially, but falls down on routine upkeep. You want to find someone who cares about quality every time.
Take some time to plan and get to know the company you’re working with before you begin. This can help you decide whether your vision for your property fits in with their vision as a company.
Landscape Maintenance Programs
A sophisticated landscape design can make your business or home look aesthetically pleasing while also boosting the value of your property. It’s an important investment to make.
At Arbeen Landscaping, we offer the following landscaping services:
- Mulch installation (we carry a wide variety of mulch and colors)
- Sod delivery and installation services
- Weekly mowing and maintenance
- Landscape maintenance programs
- Tree and shrub care
- Fertilization programs & weed control
- Plant installation
- Spring and Fall Cleanups
- Drainage installation
In addition to this list of softscape services, we also offer construction of:
- Brick Walkways
- Retaining Walls
- Gazebo Pergolas
- Fire Pits
- Concrete Tear Outs
- Existing Patio Removal
These are examples of the kind of maintenance programs you should be looking for.
Commercial Landscapers In The Chicago Suburbs
If your home or business is based in the west Chicago suburbs, consider Arbeen Landscaping to help you create and maintain a beautiful landscape design. We serve the following cities:
We started out in high school doing lawn maintenance, which is where we found our passion for landscaping. Over the years, we’ve come to realize that attention to detail is something to strive for, especially in the landscaping business.
Not only are our maintenance programs simple for you to help put your mind at ease, we also offer services year round. This includes snow removal and ice management. This means that your lawn is getting the attention that it deserves all year long, so that it can flourish in the spring and summer months.
If you have any questions about landscaping, finding a high-end landscaping company, or want to inquire about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We can help you design a custom program that fits your needs and create a lavish landscape design.