Backyard, Now What? Part 1: The Top 6 Benefits of Great Landscape Design

Sometimes staring out your window can seem like staring at a blinking cursor at the top of a blank page. You want to make something happen, but have no idea where to begin. Or maybe you feel like an HGTV guru with a thousand ideas, but not one idea that helps you make it happen. In this week’s blog we are going to talk about why design is important and The Top 6 Benefits of Great Landscape Design. Stay tuned for Part 2 where we discuss the top 6 questions you should be asking to create the backyard of your dreams.

Why is Design Important?

Grab some plant names from an HGTV show, order them online, and put them in the dirt. Easy right? WRONG. At Vande Hey Company we have degreed horticulturists who think about the size, spacing, and location of plants to maximize the health of the plant as well as visual appeal. We also think about factors such as the blooming season for each plant, grading and drainage, and even the amount of maintenance plants require. We make sure all the elements of your design, both softscape and hardscape, create a backyard that maximizes flow and function.

Top 6 Benefits of Great Landscape Design

#1 Year-Round Usage

A great landscape design provides a yard for you to enjoy all year. Whether it is seasonal blooming plants to provide color, shade structures to keep things cool, lighting to keep the party going, or bug prevention, a great design can greatly expand your backyard capabilities.

#2 Enhanced Curb Appeal and Property Value

If you ever decide to sell your gorgeously designed piece of property, great design means selling faster for higher dollar amounts. Not to mention you will be “that neighbor” with the beautiful yard everyone else is secretly jealous of.

#3 Save Time and Money

Small things make big differences in the long run. Simple design tweaks such as shading your AC can increase AC efficiency up to 10% while shading your house can save even more. Choosing native or other low maintenance plants requires less water, fertilizer, and pruning, saving you both time and money.

#4 Protection

Tired of your neighbors checking you out? Privacy screens and other strategically placed plants not only keep the neighbors out, but also act as wind shields protecting you from the elements.

#5 Environment Friendly

Good plant choices result in more nutrient-dense soil and cleaner air. Great design also increases biodiversity, attracting birds and pollinators to your. Added elements such as no mow areas, or rain gardens can also decrease maintenance and help filter water.

#6 Good Drainage, Longevity, and Quality

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Protect your property from water and ensure beautiful landscaping that lasts. Great design will take into account how you plan to use the space over time and account for how plants and trees will evolve into the space as they grow.

At Vande Hey Company, you will receive a great design from a degreed professional, that is unique to you—catered toward your needs, your wants, and your budget. Our team of professionals will work closely with you from start to finish to ensure absolute quality and satisfaction.

Boom. Your blank page is now a dissertation on outdoor living instead of a sad face drawn in crayon. That’s the benefit of great landscape design, plain and simple!