No two yards are exactly the same, and you will quickly find that no two landscaping companies are either. When it is time for you to check out landscapers in the Fenton, Michigan area, check out Envious Landscape. You will quickly learn that landscape design is our passion. When it comes to designing your landscaping, there are many elements that must be taken into consideration.
Determine what size patio or deck you need.
Most everyone wants a place to sit comfortably outside. This means you will need either a patio or deck depending on your home’s situation. Patios come in all sizes, but you need to ensure that you have enough space to use your patio or deck as you want. Will this be a place that only you and your family enjoy or do you entertain often? If so, what size crowds do you expect? You will want to make sure you have enough room for everyone to sit and perhaps eat comfortably.
Learn if sod or seed is the better choice.
When it comes to your actual lawn, you have a choice between sod and seed. There can be pros and cons to both, but you will want to determine which you would rather have for your yard.
Seed comes in larger selections of species, and tends to be less expensive upfront, but it can take longer to have a dense lawn. Sod, on the other hand, can give you a lawn instantly, but the choices for species is limited. If in doubt, our staff at Envious Landscape can help you with the determination.
FIND THE SLOPE OF YOUR YARD.
Depending on the slope of your yard, you may need to have retaining walls or a terrace built. If you have been having issues with erosion, adding a retaining wall might be the answer. In addition, they can add to the usable land in your yard.
Your Home Design
Let us design it–get a plan view of all the elements you want on your property, organized in a beautiful and functional design. No matter where you live, our expert designers will incorporate your property information, aesthetic preferences, and needs into a unique, illustrative plan for your landscape.
Your Front Yard
Everyone wants curb appeal! You might want to remove outdated foundation plantings or an overgrown hedge but don’t know what to put in their place. Your front entry should suit your house and your personality. Is your style traditional or relaxed, formal or friendly, whimsical and eclectic or sleek and modern?
Whether you are refurbishing an existing patio or terrace or building one from scratch, you want it to be beautifully integrated into your landscape. It needs to be easily accessible from the house and yard and designed with site conditions in mind. Do you want a patio immersed in billowing gardens or organized for easy entertaining and parties? Do you love groupings of containers, or do you yearn for a simple, low-maintenance space? An intimate firepit patio can be a delightful addition to a front yard, while linked multi-level backyard terraces can provide outdoor rooms for large social gatherings.
If you can dream it, we can design it.
Your Back Yard
The back yard tends to be where people really relax and live outdoors. A creative design can help to organize a variety of functions: contemplative spaces, a place to grill and gather, outdoor games and activities, a firepit or water feature, playspace for the kids that won’t take over the whole yard. Maybe you want to figure out the best place to site a shed or pergola, or how to create pathways that flow. You might be seeking privacy or need to screen an unsightly view (or enhance a lovely one).
Your Entire Property
Need a conceptual design to organize your entire property? Tell us all the features you’d like to include—shade trees, perennial beds, veggie and herb gardens, a firepit, terrace or deck, a poolhouse, outdoor dining, a privacy screen, whatever you’ve been dreaming of. Our expert landscape architects and designers will show you how to organize all these items practically and aesthetically.
When you have a whole-property plan that complements your home and your lifestyle, you can install it in phases or all at once, secure in the knowledge that you have a design that works.