Good curb appeal is important to your home’s overall appearance and property value. Your home’s exterior is the first thing your guests see when they come to visit, and the first thing your neighbors see as they pass by.
Great curb appeal helps to make a great first impression for your Northern New Jersey home.
A beautiful, well-maintained landscape has a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. A landscape that is overgrown or not well-manicured creates a messy look for your home’s first impression. It can also lead to problems with weeds, thatch, lawn diseases, outdoor insects and pests and small animals who can nest in your landscape.
By hiring a professional company that provides residential landscaping services in NJ, you can avoid potential problems and keep your landscape healthy and beautiful year-round for great curb appeal.
Regular Landscape Maintenance
If you want to keep your landscape healthy, green and looking good all year, regular landscape maintenance is essential. Without it, your property will quickly lose its curb appeal and your home will look untidy and ill-maintained. In addition, your landscape becomes vulnerable to all kinds of potential problems that will only get worse with time. Dead grass, weeds and overgrown shrubs and trees will create a bad first impression for your home. Most professional landscape companies, like Borst Landscape & Design, provide regular weekly residential landscaping services in NJ to ensure year-round maintenance. With professional, experienced crews and regular landscape maintenance, you can increase your home’s curb appeal a great deal. At Borst, our regular maintenance services include:
- Weekly lawn mowing
- Regular weeding services
- Regular edging for driveways, walkways and sidewalks
- Regular cleaning services for driveways, walkways and sidewalks
- Spring landscape cleanup to remove winter debris and dead growth
- Fall landscape cleanup to remove summer debris and prepare your landscape for winter
In addition, we provide many other important maintenance services for Bergen County outside the scope of regular weekly maintenance. Our additional services will ensure a healthy, beautiful landscape all year. Additional maintenance services include:
- Lawn and landscape renovations
- Planting for small shrubs and plants
- Pruning for ornamental shrubs and trees
- Organic lawn care
Lawn and Landscape Renovations
If your landscape needs work, or you just want to give it a fresh, new look, a lawn and landscape renovation can help. Planting new grass, plants, shrubs and trees or a lovely garden bed with colorful plants and flowers, will add beauty and depth to your front yard. Adding hardscapes like decorative stone pathways or walkways will create visual interest and texture in your landscape. For extra light and safety, landscape lighting will provide a soft glow for appealing ambiance and additional safety for driveways, walkways, pathways and perimeter walls and fencing. Whatever your landscaping needs and budget, professional, residential landscaping services in NJ can help you create a beautiful outdoor environment for your home with stunning curb appeal.
Planting for Small Shrubs and Trees
If your landscape is looking a little tired and dreary, you can easily give it a facelift with new shrubs and trees that make your yard more inviting and livable. There are so many species to choose from, including many low-maintenance, low-water shrubs and trees that are native to Northern New Jersey. You can replant with a variety of evergreens for year-round greenery or add color and texture with shrub and tree varieties that produce colorful blooms or berries throughout the year. Shrubs with deciduous or evergreen foliage are decorative, and like trees, they provide interesting shape and texture in any landscape. Even in cold New Jersey winters, their leafless, contorted trunks provide visual appeal. With wonderful diversity in sizes, shapes, foliage and flowers, shrubs and trees can turn a boring landscape into a beautiful landscape with great curb appeal.
Pruning for Ornamental Shrubs and Trees
Regular pruning is necessary for all shrubs and trees, but improper pruning can cause damage and distort the natural shape of the plant. In most cases, it’s better not to prune your shrubs and trees at all, rather than to prune them incorrectly and cause damage. By using improper pruning methods and tools, healthy plants can become weakened or deformed. This damage restricts the amount of essential nutrients and moisture that reach root systems, and causes further damage to the shrubs and trees. Proper pruning techniques require the knowledge and skills of professional residential landscaping services in NJ. The belief that anyone can prune a shrub or tree with a chain saw or pruning saw is far from the truth. More trees are killed or damaged every year from improper pruning than by outdoor pests.
Mulching provides one of the simplest and most beneficial residential landscaping services in NJ. It provides a protective top layer for plants, shrubs and trees and a neat, well-maintained appearance for your home and landscape.
- Retains moisture in the soil, reducing the need for frequent watering
- Maintains a more even soil temperature
- Protects the soil from erosion
- Reduces soil compaction from heavy rains and foot traffic
- Prevents weed growth
- Provides a “finished” look to your lawn and garden
Organic Mulches: Organic mulches help to improve soil conditions as natural matter decomposes into the soil. They provide an organic source of nutrients and set up a healthy underground environment for beneficial earthworms and other organisms.
Organic Lawn Care
Organic lawn care and landscape services offer a safe, chemical-free environment for your family and pets. By using completely natural, organic lawn care products, you promote green living and help to protect the environment from chemicals that can be absorbed into the soil with traditional fertilizers and pesticides. Organic lawn and landscape care promotes a natural aeration and drainage process in the soil that encourages strong root growth and healthy, stable plant growth. By adding chemical-free micro-nutrients to the soil, it naturally controls weed growth and promotes stronger resistance to harmful outdoor pests and plant diseases. Organic residential landscaping services in NJ are a great way to boost your home’s year-round curb appeal with a green, healthy, chemical-free landscape for your family and pets.
Landscape Maintenance Programs
When you hire a professional landscape company, most companies offer a maintenance program to protect your home and landscape from potential problems. Landscape maintenance programs offerproperty inspections throughout the year and service reports that keep you informed of problems and solutions. These inspections can detect problems with outdoor pests and diseases early and provide helpful solutions before damages occur. In Northern NJ, large trees that are diseased or damaged can do a lot of damage to your home and property if they fall. Without proper equipment, removing a damaged or dead tree can be dangerous work, but a professional landscape contractor can safely remove them and haul them away. With a landscape maintenance program, professional landscape crews that specialize in common landscape problems can provide expert year-round maintenance and pest control services for your home. This extra protection is well worth the cost of residential landscaping services in NJ to boost curb appeal.
Design/Build Landscape Services
A healthy, well-maintained landscape certainly adds beauty and curb appeal, but when combined with special outdoor features your home’s property value will increase substantially. With a qualified, professional landscape contractor who provides design/build residential landscaping services in NJ, you can add wonderful outdoor features to your landscape. Just imagine the possibilities and increased curb appeal for your home!
- Swimming pools
- Spas and hot tubs
- Outdoor fountains and waterfalls
- Backyard ponds
- New driveways
- Natural stone walkways and pathways
- Patios and terraces
- Outdoor kitchens
- Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits
- Retaining walls
- French drains
- Landscape lighting
Front Yard Ambiance
While your front yard landscaping has a big impact on your home’s curb appeal, you can create even more appeal with beautiful walkways, pathways or a new driveway that provide an inviting entrance. You can choose from a variety of beautiful materials including concrete, brick and natural stones like granite, marble, terrazzo, flagstone and slate. For a finished look, add beautiful landscape lighting to provide soft light and safety. Outdoor lighting fixtures come in a variety of styles to accent landscape features or architectural details on your house. With beautiful finishes like bronze, brass, nickel, chrome and black and white, it’s simple to find lighting that will enhance the architectural style and features of your home.
Back Yard Enjoyment
Imagine the endless possibilities for outdoor activities and entertaining with the addition of a swimming pool, spa or hot tub, new patio or terrace, an outdoor fireplace or fire pit or an outdoor kitchen. Any of these great features will create an outdoor environment where you’ll love spending time. A swimming pool, spa or hot tub will bring your family years of enjoyable outdoor fun. A new patio or terrace with a beautiful outdoor kitchen will expand your entertaining space year-round. To relax outdoors on a cool summer night, an outdoor fireplace or fire pit will add light and warmth, and provide a great place to roast marshmallows with the kids.
If your existing landscape has erosion problems or uneven terrain, a professional landscape company can provide grading and re-sloping services for new swimming pools, spas, outdoor ponds, patios and terraces, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits and other design/build features. Professional, experienced crews can build a beautiful rock or stacked stone retaining wall that will prevent erosion problems. If you have property drainage problems, the installation of a French drain will eliminate standing water and drainage problems in your landscape.
By hiring a professional landscape company who provides a variety of residential landscaping services in NJ, you can make sure your landscape stays healthy and well-maintained all year. By investing a little extra in professional landscape services, you can certainly expect to recoup those costs in added curb appeal and property value for your home!