Landscape Services

There comes a point when every landscape needs a refresh – even if the property receives consistent maintenance services like mowing and shrub trimming. In the landscaping industry, these types of landscape services are known as “Landscape Enhancements.”

The Difference Between Design-Build and Landscape Enhancement Services

In a nutshell, the difference between Design-Build Services and Landscape Enhancement is time and cost.

Design-Build landscape projects are larger in scope. They take more time in planning and scheduling due to their complexity. Costs can vary greatly based on material choices. Homeowners who opt for these larger landscape improvement projects are often committed to staying in the home for many years.

Landscape Enhancements are generally smaller projects and more focused – like replacing overgrown shrubs, renovating weedy planting beds, installing landscape trees for privacy, or extending the beauty of the yard into the evenings with low-voltage landscape lighting. An average Landscape Enhancement project takes between 1 to 3 days to complete.

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The Difference Between Landscape Enhancements and Landscape Maintenance

Here’s a quick breakdown of some services that fall under Landscape Enhancements and those under routine Landscape Maintenance:

Landscape Enhancements

  • Irrigation Design and Installation
  • Lawn Renovation/Installation
    • Aeration and Overseeding
    • Re-loaming
    • Hydroseed or Sod
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Landscape Plantings
  • Yard Expansions
  • Site Drainage Solutions

Landscape Maintenance

  • Irrigation
    • Spring Start-ups
    • Fall Winterizing
    • Repairs and Upgrades
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Spring Cleanups
  • Bed Mulching
  • Pruning of Shrubs and Trees
  • Fall Leaf Cleanups
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Landscape Enhancement Emphasizes Curb Appeal

The landscaping goal is “green and clean” when selling a home. This is why our Landscape Enhancement Services are the perfect solution for REALTORS®. Listing clients need to get their home on the market fast and don’t have a large budget to spend.

During a free consultation, we can assess the main areas that should be addressed to improve the property’s curb appeal and make it more attractive to a potential buyer. From this list we can prioritize the items according to the client’s budget and submit a proposal quickly.

Once again Giant Landscapers did not disappoint. They are back today to do the bark mulching. Kyle and his team are awesome. They did an impeccable job.

Annette Beaulieu

Add-On Landscape Services for Commercial Maintenance Contracts

Just as Landscape Enhancements are a downgrade from a Design-Build project, they are an upgrade to Commercial Maintenance contracts. Most commercial properties have specific maintenance items and a strict budget for those items.

However, Landscape Enhancement projects do arise from time to time. For example, an important executive from corporate is visiting and fixing up the entrance area is needed. A residential condo is having an open house and wants to add a seasonal color pop to the beds or signage. Seasonal landscape damage can occur from drought stress or winter snow. We can bring those up to standard with these types of landscape services provided outside of our commercial maintenance contracts.

Is your property in need of a refresh? It may not be as daunting as you think! Give our office a call to schedule a free consultation!