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Landscaping Basics

One of the best ways to raise the property value of any home is to create and maintain a welcoming and beautiful yard. From a warm walkway leading visitors to your front door to a backyard oasis where you, family, and friends can gatherattention-grabbing curb appeal and stunning outdoor living areas are just as important as what’s behind your home’s four walls. 


At Charlotte Backyard & Outdoor Living, our mission is to share how basic landscaping updates and services can add curb appeal to your home’s surroundings, increasing the resale value of your property. Our team pulls together expert contractors, craftsmen, designers, and green thumbs galore to create long-lasting outdoor living areas that will endure for years to come. 


Before going any further, let’s take a look at some landscaping basics and ways in which Charlotte Backyard & Outdoor Living can help you make your outdoor living spaces come to life.


What is landscaping?

Landscaping is defined as the design process, execution, and maintenance of your property. Examples of this could be stone or wood elements (like pergolas, decks, or patios), water features (such as fountains, ponds, or pools), garden and flower beds, a grassy lawn, carefully placed lighting, and more. 


Good landscapers are able to marry form with function in a natural space or unique environmentall while adhering to the taste and style of the homeowners. To do this, they need to understand the plants and materials they’re working with, as well as have a good understanding of artistic design. 


Which is why landscaping can be a little intimidating. And, why partnering with a pro can be a great way to bring life to your backyard ideas and make your home the envy of the block.



Common landscaping projects that can boost your curb appeal

There are a host of landscaping projects that you can take on to help your home become an attention grabber. Adding a little curb appeal to your home through a variety of upgrades or cosmetic additions instills added homeowner pride—and it can make your home easier to sell, when the time comes.


Some common landscaping projects we often work on include: 

  • Upgrading or maintaining a healthy, manicured lawn and garden
  • Sprucing up your flower beds and gardens with landscape stone, bricks, edging, and so on.
  • Fixing erosion issues or installing retaining walls
  • Adding privacy to your lot with plants or structures
  • Trimming trees and bushes
  • Constructing a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, or wood-burning pizza oven
  • Creating water features, or adding a pond or pool
  • Building patios, decks, pergolas, and outdoor kitchen or entertaining areas
  • Adding landscape lighting to your property 

The great thing about pulling in a pro to help with these projects can be twofold. As mentioned, all of these things can give your home a unique curb appeal. But, as a homeowner, it can also make your life easier.


A great landscape, developed by an experienced pro who is in-tune with your style, will do all the heavy lifting for you. The helpful boost will give you the time and freedom to do as much gardening or maintenance as you’re comfortable with—with a fallback already in place to pick up the slack, whenever you need a little extra help.


How a landscaping pro can help

Hiring a landscaping pro can be worth every penny. The specialized expertise of an experienced landscaping provider means you’ll get top-notch horticultural, architectural, and design expertise. 


And that’s what Charlotte Backyard and Outdoor Living can bring to your outdoor project. We’re proud to have been voted the Best Landscaping Company in South Charlotte (2019) and to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Our state-of-the-art technology can show you what your project will look like, before we install or break ground on your project. 


Additionally, we’ll work within your budget and adjust as needed to keep costs aligned with your needs.


We look forward to making your outdoor living dreams a reality! No project is too big or too small for our team. With over 25 years experiencing beautifying homes and landscapes throughout Charlotte, North Carolina, and its surrounding areas, please give us a call at 704-672-5572. We look forward to partnering with you!