When our clients in Elkhorn, NE reached out to us, they were looking to enhance the curb appeal of their property. They have a gorgeous home and wanted their landscaping to match its beauty. After consulting with them, we decided that we would install landscape beds directly in front of their home, in the front yard between their driveway and the sidewalk, and in the backyard as well. Because their property is on a bit of a slope, we also decided that we would also install a retaining wall to level out the land and add a beautiful focal point to it. The last step of this project was to install stone outcroppings in front of their retaining wall to add a unique visual component to their property to really make it stand out!
First, we prepped the areas where the landscape beds would go.
The first part of this project was to prep the areas where the landscape beds would go. To prep for the landscape beds that would be installed directly in front of their home and along the side of their yard, we removed the existing grass and leveled out the soil so that we had a smooth surface to work with.
The area near the sidewalk and the backyard required a little more work because these areas are on a slope. We still removed the grass and smoothed out the soil, but we couldn't do as much leveling because of the slope and needed to wait until the retaining wall was installed before we could finish prepping the area.
We installed a retaining wall to level out the sloped areas.
Because the very front part of our client's property and the backyard were sloped, we had to install 2 retaining walls so that we could create usable, flat space for their landscape beds. We installed a retaining wall that runs from the front of their yard and wraps around to the side, as well as a second retaining wall in part of their backyard. When these walls were finished, there was flat space to work with and we created landscape beds in those spaces.
We installed plants and mulch in the landscape beds and then added stone outcroppings as a finishing touch.
Once all of the prep work was complete and the retaining walls were installed, it was time to get to work on the landscape beds. First, we installed a variety of different plants in the landscape beds including shrubs and small trees. After all of the plants were installed, we filled the landscape beds with mulch. This mulch added to the aesthetics of the landscape beds and made the plants stand out. What's more, in addition to their beauty, our clients loved that the mulch would provide health benefits to the plants throughout the year, including:
- Helping to reduce soil erosion
- Weed control
- Soil temperature regulation
- Soil moisture retention
The final step of this project was to install stone outcroppings in the front yard. These large structures really made our client's property stand out and were the perfect finishing touch for this landscaping project.
Popular types of mulch include shredded hardwood, cocoa, black mulch, and red mulch.
Ready to take your landscape to the next level? Give us a call today to schedule any of our landscaping services!
If you're looking for a way to take your landscape to the next level, we are the company to call. Our services include the installation of landscape beds, retaining walls and so much more! We offer all of our services to property owners in Elkhorn, NE, and throughout the surrounding areas including in Omaha, Gretna, and Ashland. Give us a call today at (402) 590-2040 to schedule any of our landscaping services.