Everything Starts with Your Designer!
Today ’s landscape designers know that the perfect property takes more than just the addition of a few plants. That’s why they combine their talents for horticulture, hardscaping, water gardening, and more to transform plain green lawns into livable spaces that reflect an owner’s lifestyle and personal taste. With experience installing everything from flowerbeds to complete outdoor rooms, these elite landscape design firms provide one-stop-shopping for extending the livable space of your home into the outdoors.
With the right landscape designer, your yard can be transformed into a dynamic outdoor living space.
Virtually anything is possible, including decks equipped with Tuscan-style outdoor kitchens, flagstone patios with firepits for entertaining family and friends, and resort worthy pools for the ultimate at-home recreation. Whether you’re starting from scratch or just want to breathe some new life into your property, professionals are prepared with a portfolio of their work featuring the newest and most dynamic outdoor concepts.
The process starts with an initial design consultation, and this is where the best companies will prove they’re worth their salt. A company representative should visit your home for a free, on-site meeting that evaluates your property, design objectives, budget, and site conditions. By combining your personal needs and input with information about the existing characteristics of your landscape, the professional will create a design proposal detailing a new design. Pre-planning is the best way to ensure accurate pricing and installation of a new landscape in a timely manner.
During your initial meeting, be sure to check out a firm’s credentials, especially if it touts itself as a “design/build,” company. These companies are the elite in the landscaping profession, and should be backed up with certifications like membership in the exclusive EP Henry Authorized Landscaping Contractor Program. These contractors are pre-screened professionals who are monitored on a regular basis by EP Henry to ensure their work is of the highest quality. Your designer should also have Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institution (ICPI) certification. Members of ICPI have access to a shared wealth of resources that provide customers with the most current information and techniques available, including landscape-imaging software – a technology that allows you to see the finished model before construction even starts. Certifications like these are the only way to guarantee the professional grade construction practices that are crucial to the quality of a new landscape installation.
To get started on a beautiful new landscape for your home, contact B. DeMichele, Inc. of Media, Pennsylvania. The area’s leading design/build contracting firm, DeMichele features both ICPI certification and membership in the EP Henry Authorized Landscaping Contractor Program. They specialize in all aspects of landscape design, including hardscaping, horticulture, nightscaping, and even specialty waterscapes and irrigation. For more information, contact owner and chief and landscape design artist Blasé DeMichele himself at 610 361-7832, or visit DeMicheleInc.com for more information and to see beautiful before/after examples of their work.