Building a Functional and Beautiful Landscape

By: Malibu Coast Nursery and Landscape  01/08/2015
Keywords: landscaping thousand oaks ca, malibu canyon landscape,

Creating beautiful landscaping for Thousand Oaks, CA is not just about flowers and lawn. Several elements need to join together for a practical and pleasing outdoor living space. Professional landscapers analyze the garden environment, create a design and install it and continue to offer care and maintenance to ensure the landscaping develops as designed.

Analyzing the Environment:

Every region has its own unique climate and within that region there are microclimates that may vary even within one neighborhood. To determine the best plants for each environment, the soil is tested for pH level, nutrients and contamination as well as composition and other things. The land may be nutrient deficient and contain toxins, and these features need to be corrected if possible.

Designing the Landscaping:

This is the fun part. The design includes a general theme as well as specific features including hardscapes, water features, statuary, lighting and more. A good design will be easy to use for outdoor living, look beautiful and fit the physical conditions of the space. A professional landscape designer can offer suggestions and give ideas that the homeowner didn’t realize were possible. The design will also include planning light fixtures and water connections.

Installing the Features:

Landscaping features need to be properly installed for them to look good and thrive. This includes proper irrigation, exterior lighting either electrical or solar, planting the shrubs, trees and flowers in the proper place with sun and shade and much more. The hardscape may include a barbecue, parapet walls, pathways or the area around a swimming pool. Water features such as waterfalls and ponds require special installation including a pump or special water plants. These items should be installed by a professional, so they will work right the first time.

Care and Maintenance:

Once a beautiful landscape is installed, it needs to be well maintained to remain a showcase. There are several factors that have an effect on the plants and hardscapes. Fertilizing is one factor that needs to be done right. The two main mistakes are it is not done at all or it is overdone. Plants also need to be trimmed and pruned properly. It’s not healthy for the plant to indiscriminately chop off branches. Pests and wildlife can also impact a beautiful garden. These need to be dealt with in an environmentally-responsible way.

Attractive and useful landscaping adds value and curb appeal to a home or office building. Having it done by a professional will save you time and money.

About the Company:
Malibu Coast Nursery and Landscape is a registered nurseryman operator, supplying their clients consulting, plant supplies and landscaping services in Malibu and Thousand Oaks, CA. They have customized plan to provide the exact care that your landscape needs at the key stages.

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