Our April Showers brought May flowers this year. And our recent showers are bringing some, let me guess, drainage issues? Pests? Plant diseases? And probably many other common yard issues. Thanks, Mother Nature. Rain is good, but it can sometimes remind us of the items on our Summer to-do list. Like we need that, am I right? 🤦🏼♀️
Unfortunately, landscape issues don’t like to be ignored. Fortunately for you, we don’t like to ignore them. We have seen it a million times: a drainage issue left unresolved can lead to dead plants, debris and bacteria in pools, loss of mulch or soil, or even a failed retaining wall. Pests or diseases can make your plants look tired and sickly, eventually stunting their growth and leaving them for dead.
But not to worry, that is why we have expert designers, builders, treaters, and fixers on staff to solve any issue you might encounter in your yard- environment related, or otherwise.
We have experience with Southwest Florida’s unique environmental challenges and are equipped with the knowledge and tools to tackle any problem, big or small.
Bring it on, Mother Nature, bring it on. Hardeman is ready for you.
Another perfectly legitimate problem is just simply wanting your yard to look nicer. No shame in that, we want our yards to be nice too, it’s not just you. Having a space outdoors that you actually enjoy is almost priceless. And if you're living in such a lovely state, why wouldn't you? It’s been proven that spending time outdoors can lower stress. And arriving home to see a beautiful front yard, well, that will make anyone happy at the end of the day.
Maybe you have a yard that you don’t think has the potential to be a place you enjoy. Well, we accept that challenge. Our creative designers have come up with some crazy cool ideas to solve a variety of outdoor problems. In fact landscape design is all about solving functional problems in an aesthetic way. Fixing your problems is our profession. At least your yard problems, that is.
Speaking of aesthetic ways, take a look at our recent work with this lovely outdoor space. Enjoyable, wouldn't you agree?
Landscaping is cool! Like, really cool. And we don’t just mean visually or socially cool, plants actually lower the temperature around us! With Summer right around the corner, we found it fitting to mention this particular benefit of landscaping. 😉
Of course, designed and maintained landscapes are beautiful, but they offer us so much more than just beauty. You’re in Florida, so we would bet money you’ve walked barefoot outside in the Summer. Given the choice of grass, sand, or asphalt to walk on, you would walk on the grass. Obviously, right? It won’t burn you feet. Grass on average stays about 31 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil, so our feet don’t lie! Watch out for sneaky sand spurs though, we hate them with a passion too. And if they are plaguing your lawn, let us come make them magically disappear. Seriously, there is almost nothing we can’t do.
Another cool fact: investing in landscaping can save you money down the road. Strategically placed trees shade your home in the summer, and allow the sun to warm it in the winter. According to the United States Department of Energy, this can save 25% of a household’s energy consumption related to heating and cooling. They also predicted that three trees well placed will save you $100-$250 annually in energy costs. I don’t know about you, but this makes us want to hug some cool trees. Not only can they work for your pocketbook year-round, they can also provide a cool, shady place for your outdoor cookout or other family activity. Up to 25 degrees cooler, in fact.
Check out this newly finished landscape we designed and installed. As this landscape matures, the trees, shrubs, and sod will certainly provide ample shade, and cooler Summer temperatures for this homeowner.
There are many other neat things you may be surprised to learn about plants, so keep an eye out for future fun landscaping facts with Hardeman. Until next time, give us a call so we can start designing your cool landscape!
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Source: National Association of Landscape Professionals