Landscaping is often one of the last considerations when it comes to a new build. But its importance should never be underestimated. In fact, for your new build to be a success, it’s crucial that landscaping be considered a priority. Whether it’s a private garden or a communal green space, you need to perfect the landscaping process. Succeeding with the perfect outside space can be difficult, but with the right support and advice, it’s far from impossible.
New Build Landscaping – Perfecting Your Outside Space
Whatever your project, there are a number of factors you need to take into account to make it an all-round success. After all, a new build on its own is a major project. And complimenting this with an outdoor space which matches is far from easy. However, you can simplify this task by thinking about the following:
- Plan in Advance: It’s critical that you plan in advance when landscaping an outside space. There will always be a limited amount of space at your disposal, so you need to make sure that every inch of land is accounted for. Large features, in particular, need careful consideration as, for example, a pond requires substantial time, effort and space to install. Therefore, planning your outside space should be one of the very first tasks you take on in the landscaping process.
- Future Proof Your Project: It’s always a good idea to future proof the space by adding flexibility. You may, for example, want to add in additional services in the future. But, if you haven’t prepared your outside space, this could result in a labour-heavy task. However, you can avoid this by installing a number of plastic ducts underneath your outside space. This provides your project with a level of flexibility which will really pay off in the future.
- Lighting is Crucial: An outside space is there to be enjoyed, but this enjoyment doesn’t need to be restricted to daylight hours. Instead, lighting systems can be installed to maximise the enjoyment of your outside project. Additionally, lighting can deliver an extra layer of security to provide peace of mind. Luckily, a new build project is the perfect opportunity for tackling any lighting needs; an electrician can take care of both your internal and external lighting at the same time.
- Consider Maintenance: Once your outside project is finished it will still need regular grounds maintenance. But you can lessen the load of this maintenance by planning your outside space carefully. Shingle, for example, is a popular feature of outside spaces, but it can soon spread and create an eyesore which needs cleaning. However, if you properly edge shingle areas then this spread is eliminated. Likewise, paving requires little more than an occasional jetwash and is much easier to maintain than a green space.
- Don’t Forget Drainage: A successful outside space will only remain successful if adequate drainage is in place. The last thing that a green space needs hovering over it is the risk of saturation. And it’s not hyperbole to say it’s a risk which could cause permanent damage to your project. So, where possible, combine permeable materials with a landscaping design which allows rainwater to easily drain away.
Discuss your new build landscaping with a commercial landscaping contractor by contacting us today.