Beautifying and upgrading your outdoor spaces can be just as important as renovating your indoor spaces. At Los Angeles Home Remodeling, we understand that, and we can assist you in turning your vision for your home/business' landscaping into a reality you can enjoy and be proud of for years to come.
We can handle every aspect of your "outdoor remodeling" project, from beginning to end. Contact us today by calling 424-369-4765, and we can discuss with you your landscaping plans and give you a free initial estimate.
What Are the Benefits of Boosting Your Home/Business' Landscaping?
There are many great reasons why people invest in improving the landscape greenery and infrastructure on their lot. Everyone's motivations will be a little bit different, but here are some of the most common reasons why home and business owners opt for a landscaping upgrade:
- Creating a well designed landscaping scheme with plenty of lush greenery will give you a relaxing place to retreat and spend time outdoors. Such improvements as natural stone walking paths, serenely placed wood benches, and backyard fire pit and recreation areas will help you get much more use and enjoyment out of your property.
- Beautifying your landscape will improve curb appeal and up the value of your property should you someday decide to sell. And for business owners, attractive landscaping is a virtual must to present a good image to potential customers.
- Landscape improvements will make for a much more pleasant environment when you entertain relatives, friends, and neighbors at your backyard parties. And it's great for family-only special events at home as well.
- You can expand your home's decor across the whole lot by integrating your landscaping effects with your home's exterior design. This will make your lot look "unified" and "complete."
- Engaging in landscaping design ideas and organization of your full lot will let you exercise your creativity in ways few other things can. Seeing your landscape ideas actually come to life is a truly satisfying and exciting experience.
From the moment you call us for help with your landscaping project, we will listen carefully to your vision on what you want your back, front, or side yard to look like. We will also supply you with a source of solid, experienced advice on principles of landscape design and be all too happy to answer all of your landscape-related questions.
But beyond a general idea of what the finished product is to look like, we will need to get down to the details. At Los Angeles Home Remodeling, we can work closely with you every step of the way to ensure your landscape project turns out exactly as planned. We can help you choose among landscape materials and present to you ideas based on what some of our other customers have done and on what is "classic" and what is "trendy."
Our staff understands how to balance aesthetics, function, and affordability during the design phase. We can give you adjusted estimates to each change you consider making to your original plan until you find the "total package" that best fits your needs.
We can also evaluate and inspect the areas to be landscaped to see if there are any unforeseen factors that could affect the project, like drainage issues, sloping terrain (and the possible need for a retaining wall), or the amount of shade/sun sensitive plants are likely to receive.
Los Angeles Home Remodeling has deep experience in both hardscapes and greenery. We know how to integrate landscaping with patios, decking, pools, vegetable gardens, and the overall "ambiance" of your home's exterior.
We also know where to obtain top-quality materials, and given you a wide selection of products to choose from. We can bring in natural rock, gravel, creek pebbles, stone pavers, brick, concrete blocks, landscaping timber, fill dirt, top soil, sand, plastic weed guard, drainage control pipes, and any other materials you need to build your "landscaping dreams."
And we can bring in drought-resistant plants (that may qualify you for a discount based on California water conservation incentive programs), natural or artificial sod, saplings, Mediterranean or desert climate plant life, and all manner of flowers, plants, or seeds, as desired. We can also recommend to you which plants/flowers will attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.
The Landscape "Construction" Process
Your lot can be contoured, molded, and "built" just as surely as can a building. That's why we sometimes refer to our total landscaping task as a "construction" process.
At Los Angeles Home Remodeling, we will schedule your project's start date at the soonest possible date that is convenient to you. We have a strong work ethic and will arrive at normal work hours to complete full days, or as many hours as are needed to complete the job.
Our company is 100% licensed, bonded, and insured, and we always put safety first. Once your landscape plans have been finalized, and the material has been ordered and delivered, we will begin in earnest and work safely, diligently, and as quickly as possible without compromising quality, to job's end.
We may need to start, on some jobs, by doing demolition work to remove unwanted concrete slabs or other fixed structures. Or, we may need to remove dead trees or stumps or remove old landscaping hardscapes that you no longer want.
Grading the lawn to ensure it gets proper drainage is often the next step. An irrigation system might also be installed at this point, and bringing in fill dirt and sod cover may not be far behind.
We always check carefully for underground utility lines before digging, and we always get the proper permits for any and all work that we do on your lot.
Next, would come the building of retaining or perimeter walls, the construction of walking paths, patios, or decks, and the installation of such elements as outdoor kitchens and barbecues, fire pits, or an in ground swimming pool. It obviously varies greatly from job to job.
Planting trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers, building beds, and laying down mulch is another key part of the landscaping task. And there are many other possible elements, like placing decorative boulders, planting a bamboo "shield," building a privacy fence, or installing outdoor lighting so you can enjoy the finished scenery even at night.
Elements of "Well Balanced" Landscaping
While everyone will have their own taste and we always customize every detail of the project to your exact design plan, we can also offer you our experienced advice on the following landscaping elements:
- Use Color Wisely
Colors that match and create harmony, contrast sharply, that are bright and vibrant, or are mild earth-tones can all have their place in a landscaping scheme.
You can create moods, unity, or vibrancy with your choice of colors of landscape materials. And you can also draw attention to a focal point (especially with white) and attract certain types of wildlife.
- Pay Attention to Lines
The edges of garden beds, rock walls, patios, decks, pathways, or other landscape elements are very important. You can use straight lines, sharp angles, or curves to create a specific ambiance. Lines can make the difference between a "formal" and "informal" style as well.
Also note that horizontal lines running along the ground will help make your yard feel more spacious, while vertically aligned lines can make it feel "taller." The number and direction of lines will also determine "complexity level."
Your foliage is said to add "texture" to your landscaping scene. The bark, leaves, flowers, and branches of plants add detail. Imagine a yard with nothing but solid stretches of sod and maybe a gravel path and a few rock walls. It would seem somewhat bare and empty without the fine details that plants and some hardscapes can add.
- Form and Scale
Finally, note that you can create specific shapes (form) and vary the size relationships between landscape objects (scale.) All of this can have a dramatic impact on the overall look. And it gives you plenty of room to get creative, though the size of your lot will put up some parameters.
Problems Your Landscaping Design Can Solve
In many cases, there are additional motivations for a landscaping project (or certain elements of it, at least) besides the more obvious ones. There may be a specific problem that your landscape design can overcome.
For example, poor drainage and resultant puddling and mud spots, too-steeply sloping terrain, or problems with high winds, privacy, or the safety of children at play, could all be issues landscaping could help with.
Another problem is a lot that seems too small (how to make the most of it) or a very large lot (how best to utilize its wealth of space.) We have deep experience with optimizing every sized lot at L.A. Home Remodeling, and we can give you sound, time-tested advice.
Some problems we can help you solve or at least diminish via smart landscaping choices include:
- Mask noise from streets (or neighbors) with water fountains.
- Plant windbreak hedges and trees to cut down on wind gusts.
- Put in retaining walls and stair-step decks/patios to make better use of heavily sloped land.
- Install a retractable awning or shade sail in areas with too much sun.
- Use fences, bamboo groves, and trees/plants to increase your backyard's privacy level.
- Break up large yards into "outdoor rooms," each with its own specific function.
- Plant drought-resistant and local California plants that will help you conserve water.
And those are only a few of the many challenges that landscaping effects can help with. If you have a specific problem you are looking to target, do not hesitate to ask us about it.
Why Choose Los Angeles Home Remodeling to Tackle Your Landscaping Tasks?
We at Los Angeles Home Remodeling are under no delusion that landscaping and home remodeling companies are scarce in the L.A. Area. But finding a contractor and finding a good, top-of-industry contractor are not nearly the same thing.
We have built up a solid reputation over our many years of serving Los Angeles and Southern California with dependable, top-quality, affordable landscaping services. Check out our Yelp or other online reviews, and you will find that they are overwhelmingly positive.
Our commitment to our customers is uniquely high, and the skill level of our staff is both deep and diverse. We can, therefore, handle every aspect or your landscaping and other outdoor renovation project from start to finish. There is no need for you to call in multiple contractors, which would only complicate things, slow things down, and cost you more money.
Los Angeles Home remodeling can also help you save money by giving you helpful tips on how to shave off expenses here and there without hurting the quality of outcome. And we can also see if your project can qualify for any government incentive programs, such as by adding drought-resistant plants.
Finally, we also put much emphasis on quick, responsive customer service at L.A. Home Remodeling. We realize that how we treat our customers during the process of designing and constructing their new landscaping is just as important as the job itself.
No job is too small or too large, and we will give you a realistic estimate early on to help you plan and budget. We serve the entire L.A. and Southern California Area.
Contact Us Today to Get Started on Your Upcoming Landscaping Project!
At Los Angeles Home Remodeling, we not only have extensive expertise at renovating your home's interior, but we also are well experienced landscapers.
We can guide you through the landscaping process step by step, from design to prep work to construction to planting and the finishing touches. We know how to blend your landscaping in with your home or business exterior, and how to customize your design to your exact specifications.
Contact Los Angeles Home Remodeling today by calling 424-369-4765, for a free consultation and quote; or, if you prefer, meet with us at your office, located at 1554 S. San Vicente Blvd. Suite 160-C, Los Angeles, CA 90048.