Imagine yourself sipping a drink at the bar of your own outdoor kitchen, listening to steaks sizzle on the grill. Sunbeams reflect off of elegant paving stones below you, warming your face. The savory aroma of the grill mixes with earthy fragrances of a lush garden, through which an intricate backyard stream splashes and flows between the plants; soothing sounds emanate from the stream’s waterfall as it cascades over natural-looking rock formations nestled amongst the flora. Now let your imagination run wild, because the above vision is just a glimpse of the possibilities available to customers of Mellco Landscaping.
For over 20 years, Mellco Landscaping has been helping homeowners make their dream outdoor living spaces a reality – thereby boosting the curb appeal of their homes, increasing their property’s overall value, and providing a transcendent space where family and friends can create lifelong memories. Listed below are 5 important reasons that you should choose Mellco Landscaping for the design and installation of your outdoor masterpiece.
1. Professional Service and Creativity
As stated above, the professionals at Mellco Landscaping have decades of experience to draw upon. They have the expertise necessary to properly evaluate the landscaping needs of your property, assess potential problem areas, and provide a realistic budget up front.
Furthermore, after completing hundreds of custom projects they’ve gained an exceptional understanding about which designs and ideas work best for different types of terrains. But more importantly, Mellco Landscaping is staffed by artisans who pride themselves on achieving each customer’s unique vision, regardless of property challenges. If you are passionate about a particular theme or idea, Mellco Landscaping will utilize their experience and creativity to develop that idea in sophisticated, structurally-sound ways. With Mellco Landscaping you are not simply getting a landscaping company; you are hiring a team of consultants who work with you to beautify and add functionality to your outdoor living space.
2. Time and Cost Efficiency
Planning and implementing a functional, well-built and attractive landscaping project is an intensive process: materials must be identified, purchased, and transported; styles, textures, and colors must be selected; excavation and steep slope terracing require heavy equipment like bulldozers and backhoes – as well as skilled operators; construction and hardscaping require years of know-how to be done correctly. In short, the task is simply too great for most homeowners to handle correctly.
But Mellco Landscaping is well-equipped to handle every stage of the landscaping process. They already know exactly what materials are required for any project, and have them on-site when needed. They own all of their own heavy equipment, and their highly-skilled operators get the job done right the first time. Subcontractors are never needed, because Mellco Landscaping employs knowledgeable, in-house craftsmen for each task. For example, Mellco’s hardscape installers are ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) certified, so you can rest assured that their hardscapes will always be of the highest quality. It all translates into a streamlined process that reduces costs and allows timelines to be maintained.
3. Retaining Walls
Retaining walls are essential for properties with steep slopes – they prevent soil erosion and aid in water drainage – and a poorly built wall will certainly fail, causing a landslide of soil and debris that could damage your home, reduce the value of your property, and even seriously injure someone. But retaining walls must also be attractive and match the overall design of your landscape. Furthermore, retaining wall construction can be very physically taxing, requiring expensive tools and lots of practice.
Clearly, it’s best to leave the construction of retaining walls to professionals like Mellco Landscaping. For them, retaining walls are an art-form, and their licensed builders have dedicated years of practice to getting it right. So whether your property requires a robust wall to retain large amounts of soil, or you just want to add some unique features to your landscape, Mellco Landscaping can provide your outdoor living space with beautiful, safe retaining walls that withstand the test of time.
4. Water Features and Drainage Systems
Although a properly constructed drainage system is one of the most important aspects of a landscape design, it is an aspect that is often overlooked – even by many professionals. Uncontrolled water can cause serious problems, such as: structural damage to your home and landscape features; soil erosion; plant disease, tree rot and marshy lawns; mold growth and pest infestations. All of these issues are costly, and can even ruin a home. Mellco Landscaping incorporates purposeful drainage systems into every landscape design, because they understand that without it their customers are simply throwing money down the drain.
Improperly designed or poorly installed irrigation systems can also cause costly water problems. Over-watering will increase your monthly watering bill, but can also kill the very plant-life your irrigation system is supposed to nurture. Let Mellco Landscaping install a low-maintenance, cost-effective irrigation system that is designed specifically for your outdoor living space.
And when it comes to ponds, backyard streams and waterfalls, Mellco Landscaping employs their artistic vision to create stunning, naturalistic water features that truly bring an outdoor space to life with the dramatic sounds and textures of moving water. These distinctive water features require skillful planning, excavation, plumbing, terracing, hardscaping, and other types of professional work, and Mellco Landscaping has the expertise to handle it all from start to finish.
5. Knowledge of Horticulture
The best landscapers are well-versed in horticulture, and Mellco Landscaping is no exception. They understand which types of trees, shrubbery, perennials, biennials, and annuals will be appropriate for your area’s climate, and can implement beautiful native plants into your landscape design. Such judicious selection of plant life reduces watering costs, and guarantees the sustainability of your trees, shrubs, and gardens. Plus, native flora provides great habitat for native wildlife like bumblebees, butterflies, and birds.
Landscaping is a great way to increase your property’s value, and make an enjoyable outdoor living space an important part of your home owning experience. But inexperience, time constraints, and a lack of proper equipment can turn any landscaping project into a costly mistake. Mellco Landscaping will take the guesswork out of your next backyard project, and leave you with the important part: reveling in the ambiance of nature that waits just outside your backdoor.