Ready to upgrade your landscaping for the summer? If so, you have come to the right place. As you know, good landscape design and installation are some of the easiest ways to upgrade your home's look and feel.
And unlike other upgrades, landscaping is affordable and something you can do on your own. If, of course, that’s something you are into. On the other hand if you are not the DIY type, it's best to hire a professional landscaping company.
Once you have decided to go for it, here are a few landscape design and installation suggestions that are guaranteed to inspire you to head outside and upgrade your yard.
Create an Outdoor Patio
Do you have some open space in your backyard? Maybe consider creating an outdoor patio space. When done right, it can be an excellent extension to your home. Use raised planters and topiaries to give it that warm cozy feeling. You can even add a few fancy fixtures if you like.
Need help picking your outdoor furniture? Our team of landscape pros can help. Just give us a call today!
Grow Your Own Shade
If you are like most people, we all love a good sunny day. Not only is it beautiful, but it will provide you with a healthy dose of vitamin D. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t want a little shade every now and then.
The good news is you can grow your own shade. All it takes is some tropical shrubs and a few shade trees.
Build a Privacy Wall Out of Plants
If you are in need of an extra layer of privacy, a wall of plants is just what you need. Large tropical plants can be used to carve out your own little sanctuary. Not only will it be private, but it will make the perfect place for a nice quiet nap.
When choosing plants, make sure you choose wisely. Not all plants will work when it comes to building a privacy wall.
If you need a little assistance, our team of pros would love to help.
Light It Up! Up! Up!
No landscaped yard would be complete without some beautiful lights. Landscape lighting does two critical things. First, and probably the most obvious, it illuminates a path in either your front or back yard.
Secondly, it casts a glow that is very cozy and warm. The proper lighting can turn your outdoor space into a hangout for the kids or the perfect spot to spend time with the one you love.
Lighting can also serve as somewhat of a deterrent as no one likes to bother a place that is well lit.
Cover Walls With Vines
When you begin to research the various options of landscape design and installation, vine-covered walls are nothing new. However, you can do a few more modern things to give the old vine look a new twist. Instead of having the vines grow straight up and down, train them to grow in a crisscross shape.
Doing so will enhance the overall beauty of the space. If you aren’t sure how to train the vines, give us a call and let us do it for you.
These are just 5 of the many landscape design and installation ideas that you can choose from. In reality, the only limit to what you can do is your own imagination. Don’t be afraid to dream big.
As previously stated, many of these ideas can be DIY projects. However, if you don’t know what you are doing, you will end up doing more harm than good.
When you’re ready to give your yard an upgrade, give Sante Fe Landscape Pros a call!
Rodent Control with Fencing
The upcoming warm climate and thriving tourism industry increase the likelihood of rodent intrusions in Santa Fe, NM. These rodents can cause significant damage to residential and commercial property, and more importantly, threaten the health and safety of you and your home.
Fencing can help manage some of the intrusions from the pesky rodents and other wildlife in your area. The law and often neighbors dictate what method and product to use when considering fencing around your home. Hiring a professional to install for your specific needs is highly recommended to avoid issues. It is also challenging to handle the aftereffects when there is damage done to your home.
The changing seasons affect animal and critter activity in your area. During the winter season, wildlife activity slows down, but mice and rat activity does not. Each season has its challenges and being aware of what to look for is essential to keep your home safe from damages and harm.
We understand the danger that comes with wild animal infestation and the urgency it requires. That is why we use a variety of professional techniques to manage, neutralize and remove wild animals. We will remove dead animals and repair animal damage in residential and commercial properties as quickly as possible.
When adding a fence to your yard, there are many details to consider depending on your specific problem. The possibilities are vast, but some common culprits that we have found are mice, pack rats, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, pocket gopher, bats, and pigeons. They can create various problems for residents, including attracting snakes to their yards, food contamination, wood and wiring damage, and the spread of rodent diseases such as hantavirus.
Rock squirrels in Santa Fe commonly burrow beneath sidewalks, buildings, and homes. They can cause severe damage, including structural deficiencies that threaten the security of the building itself. In addition to these significant issues, squirrels will unearth flowers, vegetables, and newly planted seeds while looking for meals. They also cause several problems with their digging. By burrowing beneath sidewalks and buildings, the rodents can lead to costly structural damage. Also, a squirrel will unearth flowers, vegetables, and newly planted seeds while looking for meals.
Packrats, sometimes known as wood rats, are common in Santa Fe, NM. While these pests prefer dark, wooded places, they also favor wall voids, attics, and basements. Packrats are easy to identify by their large, filthy nests made from plants and waste. These rodents host infected fleas that spread serious illness through their waste.
Be aware of some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity such as odors, droppings and property damage. The damage to trees, fences, lawns, and gardens can be significant if not managed and maintained.
Some tips for avoiding problems are to clean up spilled seeds by feeding birds, don’t leave cat or dog food outside, maintain a “drop” free yard from your pets, research flowers and plants that some wildlife thrive on. Also, if you have gardens and compost piles, they encourage animal activity.
When should homeowners call a professional?
When a homeowner attempts to manage on your own unsuccessfully, it can get costly. When unable to manage animal issues and concerned for your family, home, pets, and your health it’s time to call a professional to assess the land.
Bottom line is if you are not sure what type of animal control problem you have, contact Santa Fe Landscapers. Our experience with the pests and the wildlife of Santa Fe, including rock squirrels, raccoons, and more than 50 species of snakes, allows us to diagnose the problem and provide a solution — giving our customers security and peace of mind.
Santa Fe Landscaping Pros– The Professional for Irrigation Systems
Landscaping is a hard job to do, and many try to do it on their own before contacting a professional landscaper. Santa Fe Landscaping Pros will prove that our experience and vast expertise is the best choice.
Irrigation systems are essential for maintaining a property – and you need a professional to maintain. These are not only a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of the water you are using, but they are efficient at allocating water correctly to plants and your lawn. We take care of all different types of irrigation systems; Manual irrigation, Localized irrigation, Surface irrigation, Sprinkler irrigation and others. We specialize in taking care of these systems and can adapt to any different kind of system that your property has. It is important that irrigation systems are installed by professionals because if not they can be completely ineffective, or worse they can cause flooding.
Have you flushed your irrigation systems?
If systems are not flushed regularly they can be ineffective and not work as designed. We are here to give you all the assistance you need to install or maintain your irrigation system. No job is ever too big or too small and you are our top priority. So when you need the helping hand of landscape experts, specifically in irrigation, contact us!
Contact Santa Fe Landscaping Pros for not only your irrigation needs, but for all landscaping needs. No job is too big for us - we have experienced professionals working on our team that know exactly how to handle everything to do with landscaping. This includes landscape design, landscape installation, installing and maintaining a patio, fencing, walkways and paths, installing and flushing irrigation systems, and hardscape and stonework. We proudly serve the community and will make sure that all of your needs are taken care of at the fullest extent.