Landscaping is an area of construction that tends to be overlooked or somewhat under appreciated because it always comes at the end of the construction process and it isn’t attached to the building or structure itself. I know from past commercial construction experience that the landscaper usually has a lot of pressure on him to get in and get done quickly since that is the finishing touch and the last trade to perform their work. The owner is in a hurry to get in and get going and if the project has suffered any setbacks, as most do, the time frame has shrunk and the last trade seems to have a bigger burden of time management than he bargained for.
I have an inside tract on this area of construction being that one of my brothers, Sonny Williams, is the owner of Greenway Nursery and Landscaping in Milan, TN. I would welcome and encourage you readers to visit their website and hopefully their business in Milan. If you should choose to visit their website, be sure to look for the before and after photos of a few of Greenway’s projects. This should give you a good indication of just how big a difference a properly designed landscape can be. I am partial, but at the same time I know firsthand, my family’s dedication and desire to be a top quality Nursery and Landscape company. This has been at the forefront for over thirty years and I’m very proud of what they have accomplished.
Landscaping is such a worthwhile investment. It can make or break a sale on a residence. Just a small amount of landscaping can go a long way towards “Curbside Appeal” . If you’re a homeowner, most likely you’ve been through the process of house hunting. How many times have you looked at a home and couldn’t get a real good feeling about the structure itself because the yard area was either poorly maintained or poorly designed? I know I have. Right, wrong or indifferent, the way the yard area looks and is maintained says a lot about the people inside. Granted, not everyone has the same budget and some can afford more elaborate plantings and designs than others, but still, as I stated before, little can go a long way.
In speaking with Sonny, he mentioned some things that are noteworthy. He stated that landscaping to a building is like a picture frame around a beautiful picture. The landscaping compliments the structure just like a nice picture frame does a wonderful picture or painting. I never thought of it that way, but I can see how it relates. Sonny also mentioned that a well maintained landscape is a key component. You can have a poorly designed landscape job that is well maintained and it still is better than an ultimate design without proper maintenance. I couldn’t agree more.