If you’re building a new home, there is a lot for you to do including residential landscaping. But before you get started beautifying your outdoor space, there are some things you should consider:
Homeowners Association Requirements
When planning to landscape a new home, you must bear in mind what the Homeowners Association (HOA) guidelines have to say about such activities. Some HOAs may even require you to submit your plans for approval before any work is done on the property. You will need to submit the plans as early as possible to avoid any delays in the project. Failure to abide by the HOA requirements may result in your project being halted or in you having to undo work that has been done.
When to start landscaping
When building a new home, you may start landscaping before ground has even broken. As long as your plan is approved by the HOA and the plot is available, you can get to work. However, your landscaper may prefer to wait until the foundation has been laid and the framing is complete. This will help them to visualize the proper placement of the elements in the design. For instance, your landscaper may decide to place trees in a way that provide some shade to the windows or may if you prefer an unobstructed view, they may plant trees out to the side of the windows instead. When the foundation has been laid and a rough grade is done, it will also help to determine if there is a need for retaining walls. Your landscaper will know when it is best to start the project, so speak with them to determine an appropriate timeline.
Choosing the right landscaper
When landscaping a new home, it is important that you choose the right landscaper for the job. In your search, look for someone with years of experience as well as good customer reviews online. You also want to find a contractor who is certified and offers a warranty for their work.
The functionality of the design
While you may have a dream yard in mind for the project, it important that the result is functional as much as it is beautiful. So, speak with your landscaper and inform them of your needs for that space, so they can complete the design with those things in mind.
Do you need residential landscaping in Richmond?
If you need residential landscaping in Richmond, contact us at Get Growing Landscaping Ltd. At Get Growing, we provide a range of residential landscape services including new design, installation and cleanups at your home. We have the necessary personnel, experience and track record for providing quality service for nearly 20 years. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to request a free estimate.