Often, we find that people have very defined ideas of what landscapers do. This image generally includes lawn mowing, watering, and sodding, but not much else. At Memphis Landscape we certainly do these things, but we also do much more. In order to go over what exactly it is that we do here, and the nature of landscaping in general, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions. Let’s get started.
What services do you provide?
No matter if it’s commercial or residential, our trained staff can do a lot for your property. We provide landscape design, maintenance, drainage systems, automated irrigation systems, mosquito control, and fencing services.
What kind of fencing services?
At Memphis Landscape, we build 6’ or 8’ security fences with a variety of high quality materials to ensure long-lasting quality for our clients. We also provide full fence tear down services and custom gate building, so you won’t have to worry about having your gate clash with your fence or the dimensions of your property.
What areas do you service?
We serve Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, and surrounding areas. If you’re unsure that your property’s within range of our service area, give us a call and we’ll let you know. Chances are we can make it work!
How can you prevent mosquitos from taking over my property?
We use a pollinator-safe repellant which bonds to leaves and other foliage to prevent mosquitos from hanging around in your yard for weeks. This takes effect in around thirty minutes, and works wonders for those who use their outdoor spaces frequently. With mosquitos carrying a catalogue of dangerous diseases, it’s more important than ever to keep yourself and your family safe. As an added bonus, the repellant is also effective against cockroaches, fleas, ticks, and ants. Nice, huh?
What do you do in the winter?
During the winter, we spend much of our time preparing for the busy spring and summer seasons. We also provide winter landscape management services; continue creating designs for clients; and remove, build, and maintain fences.
What goes into designing a landscape?
We think about every aspect of your property when it comes to landscape design. This includes your lawn, shrubbery, trees, patio, furniture, and more. Because we consider the entire composition of an outdoor area, our experienced designers create spaces that you’ll enjoy for years to come. Of course, the entire design process is sensitive to each client’s budget, and we have experience creating landscapes on any scale.
What if I don’t like the design?
If you’ve hired Memphis Landscape to create a landscape with you for a property, there’s very little chance that you’ll see a design that you don’t like. That’s because we pride ourselves on working closely with clients to make customized plans to fit personal goals and preferences. We work with the client, so your input is critical to the process.
How do you manage a landscape?
Landscape management includes mowing, trimming, edging, pruning, debris removal, shrub shearing, and weeding. We do everything to keep your lawn looking its best, and we’ll always be there when you need us.
How often should I water my lawn during the summer?
For most grasses in the Memphis area, we recommend giving your lawn about 1” of water per week. Over- and underwatering are the leading causes of dead, ugly grass, so make sure to get this right. For shrubs and trees, try to give them a deep watering once or twice per week. You should water most flowers a bit more often, at two to three times per week. We’re always available if you’ve got more specific questions, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.
When is the best time to water my lawn?
Generally, you want to water your lawn when it’s not too hot and sunny outside. When it’s too sunny, your water will evaporate. To avoid this, try making it part of your morning or late afternoon routine.
How short do you cut the grass?
For most lawns during the summer, we’ll cut the lawn to around 3”. This has been proven to be the best height for healthy growth, which is critical in the hot months. As long as your lawn’s cut regularly, you won’t have to worry about your lawn getting too high, too quickly at this length.
Is a well-designed landscape good for my property value?
Yes! While specific numbers vary, you can generally expect to increase your home’s value by about 10% to 15% with a decent investment in your landscape. Returns can be much higher depending on location and other factors.
How much does this all cost?
Prices vary based on the services we provide. It’s best to talk with us at the initial consultation about your vision and budget to get an idea of what we can do together. For those looking to get their landscape designed and built from the ground up, many realtors advise investing heavily into your landscaping to get the best return on investment. Curb appeal is extremely important. For those just looking for quality lawn maintenance, we offer very reasonable rates.
Who We Are
What sets Memphis Landscape apart from the competition?
We’re a full-service landscaping company that focuses on working closely with clients to provide the best results in the Memphis area. We work from the genesis of the space into its regular maintenance to increase property values and make sure your outdoor experience is always enjoyable.
How do we get started?
If you’d like to have an initial consultation done, give us a call at 901.343.6400 or visit our contact page here. During this consultation, we’ll take a close look at your property and talk with you about your needs and vision for the space. This is the beginning of our working relationship, which is the key to creating a product that you’ll enjoy for years to come. We hope to see you and get started soon!
Extreme summer heat is conducive to a couple of things: staying inside with an ice-cold drink in your hand, and a brown, dry lawn. One of these things you’ll certainly want to avoid. Luckily, at Memphis Landscape, we make it our business to give you the only advice you’ll need to keep your lawn healthy and vibrantly green. With a little care, you’ll get the hang of it in no time and save yourself the hassle of long afternoons in the sun resodding dead grass. Let’s get started.
Watering Just Right
When the weather gets hot, your first instinct might be to soak your lawn in a deep layer of hose water. In fact, this is a very common problem that we see regularly. Overwatering turf grass often leads to mildewing and disease in the grass, which has been deprived of oxygen in the saturated soil. This is a sure-fire way to kill your lawn, but it’s quite easy to avoid. First, don’t water after it’s just rained (that’s a pretty simple one). Second, don’t water every day. Instead, you should water your grass deeply when it looks dry. You’ll saturate the grass, but only for a short time. This is better than keeping the grass in a constant state of saturation by watering every day, as there’s less time for the roots to be deprived of that vital oxygen. A good rule of thumb for most grass species is to water about an inch every week.
Another good rule is to water in the morning, when it’s cool. Not only will this mean you don’t have to break a sweat, but also less water will evaporate. This is better for your water bill and your grass, as you’ll be able to tell precisely how much water you’ve given the lawn and know that little to none of it’s being sucked up by a thirsty sun.
Watch Those Cuts
We’ve all been there: you hop on your lawnmower, and wow is it hot out. You want to get in as soon as possible, and cut in a way that’ll delay the next cut for quite a while. So you kick the blades to the lowest setting, and you’re off to the races. Sadly, this is a great way to kill your grass.
When you cut your grass too short, it makes it harder for the plants to gather sunlight energy, resulting in their roots weakening. Then, they simply cannot tolerate the regular stresses they’d normally be subjected to. By doing this, you certainly do get to delay future cutting, but you’ll also end up with a sea of brown grass in your lawn. Yikes!
All grass is a bit different, and it’s important to know what length you should be cutting at. We’re experts at that sort of thing ,so feel free to contact us hereif you have any questions about your particular situation. Better safe than sorry, don’t you think?
Clippings? Who Needs ‘Em? (Your Lawn)
If you regularly bag your grass clippings during the spring or fall, it’s best to skip this step in the summer. Instead, try using a mulching mower to return the clippings to the lawn, promoting growth. This is an easy, inexpensive way to offer your lawn the low-stress fertilization it needs to beat the heat. You want to promote growth, but you don’t want to overfertilize your lawn when you’re grass is struggling just to stay alive. That’s what makes clippings the perfect compromise. Also, it’s quicker and easier. Who doesn’t want that?
Maybe Skip the Mowing this Week
Hasn’t rained in awhile? It’s probably best not to mow. While you shouldn’t mow when your grass is soaking wet (it’ll clump like nobody’s business), you also shouldn’t mow when your grass has been bone dry for a couple of days. That’s because a dry lawn has a very limited ability to recover from the process and is more perceptible to death.
To avoid this, try mowing a few hours after you’ve watered. This will ensure your lawn’s at the top of its game to respond to its haircut.
Be Persistent, Reap Rewards
The heat certainly won’t relent, so you can’t either if you want your lawn to maintain its healthiness. A few missed waterings can spell the end for your grass, so it’s best to make all parts of the maintenance process pieces of your routine. Some days, this will could just mean eyeballing the lawn for a few seconds to see if it looks overly dry, and on other days, this will mean deep-watering and high-mowing. Use your best judgment, and don’t hesitate to seek help from the experts if you’re unsure of your next step.
Finally, don’t forget to use what you’ve been protecting. Of all the advice listed above, this is certainly the most important. Set up some umbrellas and have a BBQ; play fetch with an exuberant dog. After all, what’s the point of a great lawn if you aren’t using it?
Let Us Take a Look
We know your life is busy enough as it is, and we would love to help take some of that stress off you this summer. If you’ve got any questions or concerns about your lawn, garden, or just about landscaping in general, please give us a call at 901.343.6400, or contact us here.We hope to speak with you soon!
The world of adulthood introduces us all to an entirely new realm of responsibilities. One of the biggest changes we often face in our early adulthood is transitioning from living at home, in a professionally maintained apartment, or another living facility in which you aren’t encumbered with the stress of managing and sustaining your own lawn.
Whether you’re in the exciting process of owning or renting your very first home or you are just looking to improve your lawn maintenance efforts this season, Memphis Landscape is here to guide you in giving your lawn the best care possible. In light of helping you better understand how to tend to your yard most optimally, take a look at these three FAQs about lawn maintenance:
How often should you mow your lawn?
As always, the amount of time you put into tending to your landscape depends on your desired results and a variety of other factors. For instance, summertime can be a little bit more demanding in terms of how often you should pull out your lawn mower. You can thank good ‘ole photosynthesis for your fast-growing grass this season; with the hot sun beaming over your grass for longer periods during the summer and providing us within all-around warmer and more humid climate, grass can grow as fast as six inches per month during hotter seasons. If you are aspiring for your grass to grow greener, it may be a good idea to mow it once every two weeks. This is due to the fact that the longer you allow your grass to grow, the greener it will be, and more likely it will be for it obtain its color after you mow. In other words, the more often you mow your grass, the greener it shall be.
Cooler months, as we experience during the fall and winter, however, often don’t require you to expend this much time mowing. In fact, most people in Memphis spend little to no time maintaining grass length during the winter, as the cold weather usually strips grass of its nutrients due to a drier climate and less water in its soil. It isn’t uncommon for grass to turn yellow during these months, or even for grass to stop growing altogether. Luckily, there are a few measures you can take to help your grass survive harsh weather conditions, such as using fertilizer and ridding your lawn of harmful debris.
How much grass should you be cutting?
This is a great question that can be answered with a rule of thumb: don’t cut more than ⅓ of your grass’ current length. Predictably, different types of grass require different types of care, but, generally, this rule applies to every strand. Cutting your grass any shorter than this is risky business, and In many situations, cutting your grass too short can be even more harmful to your landscape than not mowing it at all. In most cases, this means you may have to mow your grass as often as once per week, depending on the settings offered on your lawnmower. The key to keeping your grass healthy is consistency; even if your grass is a little longer than you’d like, it’s important to continue only cutting ⅓ of its length until it has gradually decreased to the ideal height.
Of course, what you envision for your landscape will determine how much and how often you mow the grass. A common misconception that baffles many who are trying to grow grass is that yellow grass is a cry for us to stop mowing for a while. However, when you mow less often, it usually only worsens the issue and prolongs the yellow tent and discoloration. This is because
the top of the blade is where the grass strands are always the greenest, so when you neglect mowing altogether and then finally resume your normal cutting schedule, the first thing to go is the healthiest part of the grass.
All in all, the best way to keep your yard healthy and your grass growing is to mow at a frequent and constant rate. Most experts recommend cutting a little bit at a time in order to maintain the grass’ health. Additionally, many people also try mulching to further advance their yard health and aesthetic. This involves cutting grass into small and fine pieces and forcing the new grass clippings down so that they may decompose more quickly. This process works to add moisture, limit weeds, and keep your grass growing at a steady and healthy rate.
When should you hire professional help?
It’s no secret that mowing the grass isn’t exactly a walk in the park. It can certainly be draining, time-consuming, and strenuous activity that many simply cannot do on their own. And although there are thousands of landscaping blogs accessible on the internet to guide the inexperienced, it can still be tricky to know exactly when to mow your grass and to measure the exact amount that you wish to cut. If your grass is hesitant to grow or remain healthy, or you simply are aiming for an impeccably green and properly cared for yard, it is probably of your best interest to look into hiring a professional. And of course, we believe your free time should be enjoyed doing the things you love, not worrying about the state of your lawn.
If you’re local to the Memphis area, we encourage you to contact us! Memphis Landscape provides top-notch, high-quality services at an affordable cost, and our expert landscaping professionals are equipped to handle even the peskiest and most defiant of lawns. So you can be certain your lawn care needs are in the hands of people that you can truly trust. And you don’t have to just take our word for it, read what our clients are saying!
Maintaining a healthy, weed-free lawn in Memphis can take some work. We want our lawns to be green, lush, and preferably not plagued with weeds. Unfortunately, our climate here is extremely conducive to weed growth, and if left untreated, weeds will take over a once healthy lawn in no time at all. The best way to deal with unruly weed growth is to keep the problem from taking root in the first place, but that’s often easier said than done!
When it comes to keeping your lawn weed-free in Memphis, you have a couple of options. You can hire an experienced landscape management team like Memphis Landscape to provide weeding services, in which we provide the routine removal of unwanted and undesirable plants from your property. Or you could go the DIY route, by keeping your lawn properly fed, watered, and mowed, making it a less friendly habitat for weeds.
Here are some steps you can take on your own to keep your lawn looking lush and weed-free.
Pull large weeds like dandelions, shepherd’s purse, and henbit out by hand before they get the chance to bloom and are able to reseed themselves into your lawn. It’s much easier to get rid of weeds if you can catch them at the start of their growing process.
Apply an herbicide designed specifically for lawn weeds onto your lawn. You will usually be able to find either granular or liquid herbicide. Whichever you choose, be sure to follow the directions on the packaging when applying.
Try not to have a heavy hand, as too much of any herbicide can kill the good grass you want to live. It’s also worth reading the package before you purchase to make sure the herbicide is designed to treat your particular grass.
Mow your grass regularly, but take care not to cut the grass too low. A height of about 2.5 inches is ideal. It might seem counter-intuitive, but it’s always better to cut the grass too high rather than too low. If you routinely cut your grass too low, it will have a scalping effect, opening your lawn up for disease and sometimes death, which then frees the area up for weeds to take root.
Water your lawn on a regular schedule with deep waterings as opposed to shallow. This will allow water to reach the entire root system and not just the surface. One easy way to measure this is to place an empty can into the middle of your lawn as it’s being watered. Once the can has filled with water, the lawn has received enough. Depending on the weather, particularly how hot it is, you should aim to water the lawn approximately two to three times per week.
Fertilize your lawn on a regular basis to cut down on weeds and keep your yard healthy. Look for a fertilizer that’s designed specifically for the type of grass you have growing in your lawn. Most grass types require fertilizer 3-4 times per year to keep it in the best possible shape.
Landscape design is a term you might hear often, without knowing exactly what it is. Memphis Landscape is proud to offer landscape design as part of our services, so what does that mean for our clients?
What is landscape design?
Put simply, landscape design is a process that involves us working with clients to develop a customized landscape plan and then construct all the elements of that plan.
Modern landscape design integrates a wide variety of elements in order to achieve beautiful but functional spaces for outdoor living.
As professional landscape designers, we’re able to offer a broad range of planning and design services tailored to a wide variety of client needs. Outstanding design solutions are developed in a way that will help homeowners avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary confusion.
A professional landscape designer will generally address many topics with you during your initial consultation, such as
size of design area
available light conditions (sun and shade)
water requirements and drainage issues
existing plant material
owner wants and needs
hardiness and zone
ease of access
local insects and diseases
owner’s style and personal design tastes
Whether you want a haven for wildlife, an educational and engaging play area for children, an exciting outdoor entertainment area, or a simple, quiet shady nook, a professional landscape design team can make your garden dreams come true while still considering all the practicalities. Our own landscape design services include retaining walls, flower bed design, arbor construction, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and many more areas of expertise. We’re dedicated to giving you a well-designed outdoor space that incorporates balance and harmony as key ingredients.
The benefits of landscape design
The benefits of professional landscape design are many and varied! A well-designed landscape can help cut your summer and winter energy costs, protect your home from winter wind and summer sun, and help control noise and air pollution.
Having a unique, creative, and visually appealing flow throughout your garden design will increase not only the enjoyment of your home and outdoor area, but the actual square footage of valuable, usable space.
While it isn’t necessarily a primary reason for professional landscaping design, “curb appeal” will add to your property’s value. With comprehensive planning and professional installation, outdoor living areas can be an excellent investment. Studies have shown that thoughtfully developed outdoor spaces can increase the value of a home up to twenty percent, as well as speed its sale up by as much as six weeks.
Landscape design in Memphis, TN.
Our professional design team can take you from concept to completion while eliminating all the stress and worry of trying to landscape your backyard by yourself. Investing in your outdoor space is not only great for your home value, but it can help create an oasis of comfort that you and your loved ones can enjoy for many years to come.
Memphis Landscape is careful to provide a balance between design and installation, while factoring in the specific goals and budget of our clients. This is a valuable process that enables us to make any adjustments during construction to ensure that the final product results in everything our clients have envisioned, while staying within their stated budget goals. This is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and summer plans for your garden and outdoor living spaces! Get in touch with us today to learn how we can create the landscape design of your dreams.
This past week, Memphis has seen wind chills in the single digits, so we know that landscaping is probably the last thing on your mind! But if you’re starting to feel a little bit of cabin fever set in, there are plenty of winter landscaping projects you can take on to prepare for the warmer months ahead. From general lawn care to elements of design, we’ve put together a handful of ideas you can implement now to give you a healthier yard once the flowers and showers of spring show up.
Remove Leaves and Debris
Here in the MidSouth, we’re blessed with an abundance of beautiful trees. But with that beauty comes a whole lot of leaves falling once fall arrives! A lawn that’s covered in leaves, sticks, and other debris will keep the vulnerable grass blades below from receiving the sunlight they need. This can cause problems with your lawn’s overall growth and health.
Taking a few hours every weekend to rake up and remove leaves and debris will keep your lawn from becoming dull, brown, and patchy. As an added bonus, you’ll get yourself some fresh air and some much needed vitamin D!
Trim Trees and Shrubs
If you have any hostas, peonies, or daisies hanging out around your porch or your yard, you might consider trimming them now. These kinds of perennial plants do well when they’re pruned in the dormant months of winter. Winter is also a great time to prune your shrubs and hedges, as well as evergreen and deciduous trees.
Be sure you’re pruning your trees properly, though. Inspect any trees beforehand and observe all safety precautions. If the tree is especially large, or the branches are in an awkward spot, we recommended you hire a professional.
Adding mulch earlier in the winter will help shield the ground from the season’s cold winds. Clear your planting beds of leaves and any other debris, then spread the mulch down about 1.5-2 inches thick. Take care to not place the mulch too close to the trunk of the shrub, tree, or plant, though, as this can trap moisture and cause rotting.
Protect Early Blooming Flowers
There are some plants that tend to bloom earlier in the year, such as rhododendrons, poppies, camellias, and daphne. Memphis is known for its cold snaps well into March, so if you’re worried about these types of flowers staying warm through our weird weather, stake them for stability and then cover them with burlap for warmth. This will keep them toasty warm until the true sunny springtime days return!
Add Exciting Features
Let’s face it, just about everybody’s yard looks a little sad and empty over the winter. Combat those boring blues by adding a pop of color with details or some sculptural eye candy! To keep your lawn from looking bleak and barren in the dead of winter, you’ll want to choose elements that aren’t living, and are therefore not susceptible to the cold. Walkways, water features, sculptures, and seating can brighten your garden without relying on sunshine or warmth.
If you’d prefer to keep it natural, plant an evergreen trees or shrubs with berries to add some color and vibrancy to the yard. Doing this early in the season using a hardy specimen will give you the best results.
Winter landscaping projects with Memphis Landscape
While these winter landscaping projects are easy enough for the most amateur garden enthusiast to handle, remember that Memphis Landscape has highly trained experts that are great at making your lawn and garden look their best. We don’t focus only on what you can see today, but on all the details that decide how your landscape will look in the future!
If you’re looking to get a head start on your spring landscaping, get in touch with our team today to discuss what we can do for you. With a customized landscape plan that factors in your specific goals and your budget, we look forward to working with you and your vision!
What do you think? Can we finally say it’s fall in Memphis? Temperatures are cooler, Christmas is quickly approaching, and the leaves have started turning at last. They’re also beginning to fall, which can leave a big mess in your yard. That’s why Memphis Landscape is happy to offer you our fall cleanup services!
Planning for next year’s planting might not the first thing you think of when cooler weather hits. But one of the best ways to successfully maintain your yard year-round is a thorough fall cleanup. By removing dying flowers as you see them, keeping leaves raked and shrubs pruned back, you can keep you garden neat and tidy until springtime.
Basic preparation for the winter can be taken care of gradually over the fall months by tackling a few chores weekly. But there’s no better way to kick-start that than by having Memphis Landscape do the hardest work first!
Fall Cleanup Services by Memphis Landscape
The most common fall cleanup services we offer our residential and commercial clients are:
Many of us have shrubs around our homes and aren’t always sure of the best way to protect them from cold. Professional landscaping ensures appropriate winter protection so they’re not damaged over the winter months. The shrub pruning services provided by Memphis Landscape assures proper cutting methods are used, resulting in beautiful shrubs in the spring!
Flower and landscape beds are easy to maintain in the summer months. However, in the fall, leaves from nearby trees drop, the weather turns cooler, and rainy days increase. This can cause mold, which can damage your mulch and plants, and even affect allergies. Bed cleaning protects your plants and your soil. Our fall cleanup services give you the best canvas possible for your spring landscaping ideas.
Leaf removal can be a large task for property owners, especially in Memphis! Leaf blowers are an option, as well as good old fashioned raking, but disposing of those collected leaves can sometimes be problematic. Leaf removal services from Memphis Landscape take the hassle out of leaf collection and removal, leaving you with time to enjoy doing the things you love.
Here at Memphis Landscape, we provide a careful balance between your specific landscape goals and your budget. Our fall cleanup services ensure your shrubs are pruned and ready for the colder winter months. We also attend to your landscape beds, making sure they’re cleaned and fallen leaves are removed, which prevents mold and fungus from growing. And sprucing your yard up to show off all those Christmas decorations is a snap with our leaf removal and collection services!
If you’re looking for the best way to keep your yard looking beautiful throughout the fall and winter months, Memphis Landscape is the local answer you’ve been looking for. Our fall cleanup services are all your property needs to keep it in tip-top shape this season — and all year long. Get in touch with us today and let us take care of all your fall and winter landscaping needs!
We’ve certainly been enjoying all this extra time in our backyards, taking advantage of these warmer days! We’ve kept the grill going and the family outside, and bet you have, too. It seems like we’re in the middle of a never-ending summer here in Memphis, but sooner or later, fall will truly arrive. The fun doesn’t have to end once the weather cools off, though! Adding a fire pit as part of your landscaping will allow you to continue enjoying the use of your backyard all the way into winter.
Warmth and light
Having a professionally designed fire pit installed by Memphis Landscape will extend the season of your outdoor living area by several months. The flickering light is reminiscent of a campfire, and with cozy seating nearby, you’ll be inviting intimate and relaxed storytelling under the stars.
Not only that, but fire pits provide warmth, light, and ambiance. They’re also great for s’more making! As a natural gathering spot, fire pits mean you can keep your socializing outdoors. There’s no need to take the party inside when you’ve added a well-placed fire pit as part of your landscaping!
Professionally installed fire pits by Memphis Landscape can also serve as an important focal point in your outdoor design. Not only does it draw attention to your backyard space, but when placed where it can be seen from inside, it can be enjoyed from the indoors as well. More bang for your buck, who can argue with that?
Now, we know that it’s entirely possible to buy a pre-made fire pit, or build one yourself. You may be asking yourself what benefits come with hiring professional landscapers to do something you feel like you can DIY pretty easily.
the pros and cons of the various fire pit fuel options, including gas, propane, wood, and ethanol
the best location for your fire pit, considering factors such as convenience, space, availability, and overall safety
the best size for your fire pit, depending on how many people you plan to accommodate and how much room you’ll need for outdoor seating and unrestricted traffic flow
how local building codes may impact where you can locate your fire pit as well as when you can use it and what types of wood you can burn
the cost ranges for various types of fire pits and how to choose the right style for your budget
Fire pits by Memphis Landscape
At Memphis Landscape, our goal is to maintain a high standard of quality and pride in all of our landscaping projects, taking your unique vision and turning it into an outdoor space you want to show off. Adding a professionally designed and installed fire pit as part of your landscaping will take your backyard from sufficient to showcase!
Our expert knowledge and experience allow us to serve a wide range of clients, from apartment complexes to HOAs and residential backyards. Our crew are capable of designing a beautiful landscape that we can take as much pride in as you will. If you’re interested in fire pits, or any of the other servicesMemphis Landscape offer, please get in touch with us today!
When selling a house in the Memphis area, you’ll be competing to be seen amidst the well-manicured lawns of swanky midtown neighborhoods. While this can certainly be intimidating for anyone selling a property, it’s important to note that landscaping is well worth the time and effort when considering your return on investment. One Virginia Tech study showed that a yard with a “sophisticated design”–in other words, great Memphis curb appeal–can increase the value of a home by up to 42%.
Improving Your Memphis Curb Appeal
Contrary to what you might think, a sophisticated landscape doesn’t have to break the bank and can be achieved with a few simple techniques. These 5 things can dramatically improve your Memphis curb appeal.
Potential homebuyers want to be able to identify with your property, but nobody wants to spend hours every week maintaining a needy landscape. Because of this, the face of your home needs to have a magnetic personality without too much upkeep. A few simple changes—the addition of shrubbery and low-maintenance flowers, along with the trimming or removal of overhanging trees—can go a long way towards creating impressive Memphis curb appeal that attracts buyers.
2. Trees, Trees, and More Trees
A nice, shady tree does wonders in regards to increasing the resale value of your home. Real estate agents almost universally agree that good landscaping can help you seal a sale faster, and planting trees is one of the simplest ways to achieve this! A few good shade trees can help boost the value of your home by up to 28%, according to John Harris, a leading landscape economist.
3. Fresh Sod
Dark, rich sod can give any garden a healthy look. Besides the obvious benefit it’ll provide for your plants, the deep color provides a great contrast to your lawn and flowers. It’s as easy as heading to the nearest hardware store to add a great undertone to your home’s landscape.
4. Flowers and Shrubbery Around the Mailbox
For most properties the mailbox is the closest thing to the street, so there’s a great chance it’ll be noticed even before the home you’ve been working hard on. A mailbox that accents your home’s style—or simply planting a classic jet black one—will have potential buyers envisioning themselves receiving their own mail at their brand new home. Also important to consider is the area directly surrounding the mailbox; flowers and other greenery can work wonders in adding a touch of sophistication.
5. Accent the Porch
A few inexpensive rocking chairs or benches on the front porch can work wonders. By picking out a common accent color and rolling with it, you’ll be able to tie everything together into a cohesive composition. Don’t be afraid to be bold here; if you don’t like the way a certain piece of furniture turned out, you can always use it elsewhere. Succulents and other plants look great here, too.
With these simple techniques, you’ll leave everyone who’s laid eyes on your home with a great, lasting impression. By allowing potential buyers to imagine themselves living amongst the thoughtful handiwork, you’ll drastically increase the probability of an outcome featuring two happy parties.
In today’s “do-it-yourself” homeowner culture, it’s common for many people to think taking care of their lawn themselves will save them money and be the more rewarding choice over hiring a professional lawn care service. But realistically, that isn’t always the case.
Here at Memphis Landscape, we want you to reap the benefits of the most beautiful lawn possible for your time and money. So in this blog post, we’re discussing the various reasons that you should hire a professional lawn care service like us to maintain your yard for you.
Save Money on Lawn Care Equipment
As far saving money goes, this is one of the biggest benefits to hiring a lawn care service. The money you save by not having to purchase tools and equipment and service or replace them if they break, can be spent on the lawn service itself. What’s more, professional lawn care services have some special tools and fertilizers that aren’t even sold to the public.
Get Expert Opinions for Your Lawn
Members of a professional lawn crew are used to dealing with plant problems and grass issues, and they’re trained in various treatments for any ailing portions of your yard. They know about different types of grass and shrubs, as well as how certain weather conditions and seasons affect your yard, and they have the knowledge and skillful technique to apply the proper care.
There’s no need to spend time studying up on every detail of your yard and experimenting with trial and error when you can hire a professional lawn care service that will know exactly what to do, and can recognize problems early enough to solve them before they escalate and spread throughout your yard.
Besides resolving issues, a professional lawn service can also provide high quality landscape design to make your yard look well-planned, neatly groomed and impressive overall.
Take Back Your Saturdays
You work hard all week, and you deserve to enjoy your Saturday, or whatever day of the week you have off. Imagine spending your free time with friends and family, and actually having time to enjoy your lawn with a backyard bbq or an afternoon reading on the porch, rather than always spending your time outside working in your yard.
Hiring a professional lawn care service gives you extra time to spend on your hobbies, on other household improvements, or simply on relaxing and rejuvenating for your next work week.
Avoid Allergies, Sunburn and Fatigue
Many people suffer from seasonal allergies to budding trees and plants or excessive pollen and ragweed. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, changing seasons are the times when lawn maintenance and care are especially critical.
In addition to keeping your allergies in check, hiring a professional lawn care service helps you avoid bee stings, bug bites, poison ivy, sunburn, general scrapes and scratches, and the fatigue that comes with leaning over to perform yard work or using heavy lawn care equipment.
Count on Consistency with Professional Lawn Care
Even if you’re on vacation, you’re extraordinarily busy, you’re out of town on business, or you’re sick for a week or two, you can rest assured that your lawn will still be taken care of if you hire professionals for landscape management. Letting your yard go without care for too long will just create more work for you when you do have the time to mow or weed, so it’s in your best interest for your yard to be treated consistently.
Receive Thorough Service from Lawn Professionals
In addition to the fact that the work always gets done if you hire a professional lawn service, you can also count on no spot being left untouched. Even if you do carve a few hours out of your busy schedule to work in the yard, you may not have enough time get to all of the tasks that need to be completed. You may even neglect certain areas of your yard that are more difficult to care for, and eventually they could overgrow or become diseased and start affecting the health of your lawn as a whole.
When you hire a lawn care service, your yard – even the “problem areas” – will always receive the thorough treatment it needs. With a whole team of skilled professionals working on your property, your lawn will be cared for quicker and more efficiently than it would be if you tried to do it all yourself.
We know you take pride in your lawn, and you want to contribute to your neighborhood with beautiful landscaping. You shouldn’t have to feel limited by time and resources to get the yard you want. Hiring a professional lawn care service is an investment you can feel good about as a homeowner, and we are committed to achieving results for you.
As your trusted Memphis Landscape team, we will carefully evaluate your yard and assess your needs, then recommend the lawn care services that are right for you and answer any questions you might have. We invite you to contact us for an estimate today!