Experience Makes the Difference
There’s a lot more to landscaping than putting in a few extra plants, and today’s design-build firms prove it. Instead, they combine their unique talents for horticulture, hardscaping, water gardening, and more to transform plain green lawns into livable outdoor spaces that reflect an owner’s lifestyle and personal taste. The difference is experience – firms that know what they’re doing can install everything from to gorgeous new terracing and flowerbeds to custom outdoor kitchens and living rooms. Even better, elite companies like these handle all the details; it’s a one-stop-shopping experience for all your landscaping.
The right landscape designer knows hot to transform your yard into a dynamic outdoor living space. With them, almost anything is possible, including single or double level decks, elegant Tuscan style outdoor kitchens, flagstone patios with firepits for entertaining family and friends, or 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 existing property, professionals have all the tools and techniques to get you going.
Projects start with an initial design consultation, and this is where the best companies will prove they’re worth their salt. Equipped with a portfolio of prior jobs, a company representative will visit your home for a free, on-site meeting to evaluate your property, design objectives, budget, and site conditions. They’ll consider how to implement your ideas within the existing characteristics of your landscape, and create a detailed design proposal. The proposal will ensure accurate pricing and installation of all new features in a timely manner.
During an initial meeting, check out a firm’s credentials, especially if it touts itself as “design/build,” company. True design/build companies are the highest quality landscapers in the profession, and should be backed up with certifications like membership in the exclusive EP Henry Authorized Landscaping Contractor Program. All EP Henry Authorized contractors are pre-screened professionals who are monitored by the company on a regular basis to ensure their work is of the utmost quality. A 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 helps create a photo realistic picture of a product before construction even starts. Remember – without certifications like these, you can’t guarantee 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 and after examples from their portfolio.