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Landscaping, Irrigation, and More

R & R Sprinkler & Lanscape, Inc. of Cape Coral, Florida Blog

There’s No Such Thing as “Too Neurotic” When Planning Your Sanibel Landscape

This is the fifth installment of 11 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Landscaping Company which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Before undertaking a major landscaping project, do your research so that you can be happy with the final product. If you’re making an investment in your yard, don’t settle for second best.

Start with a vision for your yard. Look in nice neighborhoods to see if there are any specific plants or designs that appeal to you. Check out home and garden magazines for inspiration. You can even search online for Sanibel landscape drawings and diagrams. You can get a little crazy in this “dreaming” phase. Later, your landscaper will be able to tell you which ideas will and won’t work in your yard.

Here are some things to consider when planning your perfect Sanibel landscape:

  • What kinds of flowers and plants do you like? What colors will work with your home?
  • Do you want special extras like a courtyard, deck or water features?
  • Would you like natural stonework to provide tranquil sounds of a waterfall?
  • Do you need to allow lots of extra room for pets or kids to run around?
  • Do koi ponds or other water features appeal to you?
  • Are you willing to spend time maintaining the plants, shrubs, & trees in your yard?
  • Do you want flowering plants that appeal to butterflies?
  • If you plan on entertaining, an outdoor structure such as a lounge is a good option.11 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Landscaping Company
  • Do you want space to grow fruits or vegetables?
  • To highlight your new trees and features, would outdoor lighting interest you?
  • What landscaping do you really dislike? What do you want to avoid?

Be as specific as possible when you are planning your landscape. If you carefully consider your needs before the project starts, you will save time and money by not backtracking or adding elements at the last minute.

R & R Sprinkler & Landscape, a landscaping company serving Sanibel, has plenty of landscaping ideas for you to choose from. As we complete new jobs, we’ll post photos on Facebook. If you would like us to help you plan and build your dream landscape contact us online or call 239-772-2607.

-Mike

 

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