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Julie's Outdoor Enhancement & Design
Providing Excellent Service in the Planning, Design and Management of Open Spaces for Residential, Commercial and Institutional Applications on the Outer Banks.
Outer Banks Landscape Experts
It is said that all good landscape designs begin with an idea! We take that idea several steps further into a plan that reaches the full potential and purpose of your property. Through careful planning, we help you save money by avoiding costly mistakes in the process of meeting all of your wants, needs & desires.
Let Us Do Your Dirt Work!
One major reason why many folks decide on professional landscaping for their Outer Banks property is home value. Allowing the expert to do the job and have it well maintained adds tremendous value and curb appeal to your home, or vacation property. Especially if you are not planning to sell your home in this slower selling economy, its a great idea to have as much bang for your buck with a beautiful outside environment.
By adding benches, fencing, gazebos, or even a sun room to the landscape of your yard, you can add thousands of dollars to the value of your house. As well as adding property value, there are many other more fun reasons to begin a Outer Banks landscaping project. Your land is unique and with our professional help, you can accentuate its uniqueness and complement the beauty of your home.
A Partnership in Beauty with You
When you provide us with ideas and suggestions about what appeals to you the most, we will be able to tell you which plants will thrive in your home's environment or even how to make the most from the available soil and sand.
Careful planning is thus crucial to landscape design. Before construction begins, the homeowner must already have a detailed landscape plan that incorporates all of the outdoor elements, as well as the homeowners own vision and requirements. If the area gets a lot of sun, trees can be placed in strategic areas to lend shade. If the homeowner does not have a lot of time to care for plants, he or she can select hardier plants that do not need a lot of attention. If the homeowner wants a water feature, he or she must plan for space, water circulation and fish for ponds.
Proper Sequence is Crucial
Landscape planning also involves executing the elements of the landscape design in the proper sequence. Trouble can be detected before construction begins. If any of the elements do not work, they can be changed or removed. This can save the homeowner a lot of money and headaches later on. With careful planning, landscaping can enhance the beauty of a home, making it an inviting and enjoyable place to live in. The most important element of landscaping is the pleasure and enjoyment you and your family get from it. With the right professional help, you can have a lovely yard in every season.
Yard Beautification Specialists
The type of plants, flowers and foliage you want... the amount of privacy or open grass space you need... the level of future maintenance you desire... plus improving overall appeal as your landscape matures... ALL of these important elements should factor into the creation of your new design with careful attention paid to shape, color, texture, scale, grading and other variables to achieve success.
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Decide on a Theme
The first thing you need to do is decide on a theme for your back yard. Maybe you already have an idea of what you want or you can use the internet to find a myriad of ideas on the subject. There are countless numbers of sites containing ideas, advice and even photos of landscaping themes. It's important to have a theme in mind before you start shopping or doing any physical work.
Make it Inviting
Having a comfortable and cozy deck in your back yard isn't as expensive as you might think. There are plenty of expensive, time-consuming items on the market, but you can buy pretty furniture and nice decorations at a much lower price than those. Shop around and see what's available on the internet or in stores. A lot of discount design shops have outdoor furniture and accessories for a fraction of the regular shop cost, just look for the clearance area to find great bargains on cushions, throw rugs and even candles to accessorize your back yard in style.
Choose Your Plants
If you want to add a garden to your back yard area, you'll need to think about what kind of plants you would like to see. It might be helpful to talk to a professional gardener or landscaper, or even one of our knowledgeable member of staff at Julie's OED. You'll need to decide on which plants, flowers and even herbs and vegetables that you would like to grow. Do not forget to consider the seasons, weather conditions and, most important, what makes you happy. Gardening does not need to be difficult. In fact, in can be a source of fun and will offer the additional bonuses of physical exercise and a chance to let your mind wander and relax.
Keep it Vibrant
Once you have done all the hard work of putting your landscape in place, you still need to do some regular maintenance, such as watering and weeding. You can also add some vitality to your back yard, by attracting small wildlife such as birds and butterflies, even chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits. Put in a birdfeeder, bug box or set up a corner area for the small, furry animals to feel safe and have a snack in. A small amount of nuts and seeds can go a long way to adding enjoyment to your garden for you and the creatures around you.