CLS-4Landscape architectural design is a discipline that not many know how to do properly. Creating a great yard with the appropriate trees, foliage, and appliances takes a lot of work and consideration for it to function properly. Planting a few flowers here and there is not a large undertaking, but planting trees, drains, and grading is.

When you plan on landscaping your home, a good landscaper will work with you to achieve your goals. They’ll explain to you what works and what doesn’t when it comes to your ideas, and they’ll design a plan for you to look over before they start. Vegetation and trees come to mind when landscaping, and an individual that’s unfamiliar with landscape design may choose trees and plants that are aesthetically pleasing, but not functional. Root systems of large trees may crack pipes or damage the foundation of your home, and other plants may attract pests or shed too many leaves. A professional landscaper will help you avoid these pitfalls.

In Colorado, rain isn’t as frequent as it is in other parts of the United States, but you should still talk to a professional about how to keep water away from your home. Landscapers understand how water moves and what the best course of action is to prevent the ground from getting too saturated after a storm. A landscape designer may suggest a different irrigation system, new gutters, grading, or barriers to deter water from going into your home. This is important to understand as water damage can be very expensive, or worse, could destroy your home.