Landscape Construction Services are Available in Delray Beach
Many people in the Delray Beach area ask us if landscape construction and landscape installation are the same thing. While the simple answer is “no,” they are directly related to each other. Landscape Construction Services refers to preparing the site and installation means putting the plants in the ground with water, fertilizer, mulch, and a watering system. Landscaping is further subdivided into hardscapes, which are not living vegetation, and softscapes that include plants and soil.
You can think of hardscapes as water-related items and other common additions. Water features are typically waterfalls, wet and dry creek beds, ponds, fountains, and birdbaths. Other hardscaping elements could include:
- Stonework, fencing, edging, timbers, retaining walls
- Barbecues, fireplaces, patios, fire pits, walkways
- Lighting, wood arbors, decks, statues
Softscapes are what most of us think about when we hear landscaping, such as:
- Flowers – annuals and perennials
- Shrubs, hedges, ivies (groundcovers)
- Trees – ornamental and fruit and grass
- Planning, architecture, and design
- Maintenance of plants and landscape
- Irrigation and watering systems
Landscape construction projects range from semi-permanent to permanent in duration. Because of their typical long-term nature, they add value to your property and you should consider them an investment. Their costs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the size, complexity, and services needed for the projects.
How Much Work Does Your Project Site Require?
Landscape construction generally falls into three categories: large, medium, and light site changes. Here’s what we do if you need a lot of hardscape work:
- First, go over your plans and designs to see if anything needs modifying.
- Next, obtain any required building or city permits, and ask utility companies to mark pipes, cables, lines, and other items we might damage.
- Then, we remove any unwanted items such as dead trees or plants, rocks, gravel, structures of any kind, edging, and old flower beds.
- Last, we grade and level the project site if it needs it.
If you need an average amount of work, we carry out all the above steps as needed. Light work typically means cleaning up old flower beds, preparing the soil for planting, and applying softscape services. Regardless of the size of your project, we always provide a full estimate upfront before beginning any of the work.
Don’t Overlook These Essential Parts of Planning
Do you know where your property lines begin and end? While this might not be something that you think about often, the last thing you want to do is install part of your project on someone else’s ground, or too close to it. The safest plan is to have your yard surveyed. Why do this? Over time, some people pull up the boundary stakes for one reason or another or those stakes start to inch over onto your property or yours on theirs without knowing it. Eliminate angry neighbors or lawsuits by getting the project surveyed – especially if it is a large and permanent one.
Think about the purpose of your landscape project. Will it be for one or more of these?
- Enjoy the beauty and curb appeal.
- Use it to enhance the property for sale.
- Is it for entertaining, relaxation, or a playground?
- Does the city or HOA require the change?
You must also consider the drainage direction, water issues, and soil conditions. Are there any old tree stumps, or covered pathways that need to be dug up? Be upfront with our landscape company about your budget limits and understanding the contract you will sign. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to request a plan from us for scheduled year-round maintenance.
Our Approach to Your Landscape Work
At Elite Landscape Concepts, we provide an extensive array of construction services to bring your plans to life. Dream as large or as small as you like, and we will work hard to achieve your goals. We work quickly and charge reasonable fees for all our services anywhere in Delray Beach Florida, and you can depend on us to show up on time each day we contract the work project.
We take the guesswork and hassle out of constructing an ideal landscape. Our team has the expertise, knowledge, and experience to add all common features our customers require. However, our team can also meet your special needs, whatever they are because there is no limit to what we can do. Our hands-on management team handles every facet of your project from beginning to end.
We consistently communicate with our clients to ensure we are creating the plan you desire. Let us know in advance if you want to make changes to the original ideas. We guarantee that every member of our team will listen intently to your ideas and pay close attention to detail in your hardscaping and softscaping.
Now is the time to get started with Elite Landscape Projects by filling out our online message form or by calling us at 561-202-9919.