Posts

Fall Lawn Clean Up Burlington WI

Why Hire a Professional Burlington Landscaper?

Doing a project yourself always seems as if it is a more budget friendly option, making it appear to be the best choice, but is that always the case? Tackling any big renovation without the help of a trained professional can open up a lot of doors for errors that end up costing more money in the long run. There are many different factors that go into landscaping. There are many common mistakes that happen during a do it yourself project that in the end will cost you significantly more than a professional landscaper would have initially. 

One of the most common mistakes is not calling 811 before you dig. 811 is a national service that requests all utilities companies to come out and mark roughly where any buried wires, pipes, or sewer lines may be. A professional company will do all of that for you as well as pay extra attention that they don’t get too close to any of these areas. Hitting one of these areas, even accidently, can cost an average of $6000 to fix. If it is a city line, it can cost upwards of $15,000. This not only costs a significant amount of money, the time it takes would completely derail any time line you would have set for your project. 

Another issue that would come up is the potential for going over budget. Using a landscaping company such as Koch Kuts will help steer you in the right direction to keeping your set budget. Going into a garden center or home improvement store can get extremely overwhelming. Looking at everything you may or may not need causes you to spend uncontrollably. A professional can help you set a plan and will order any and all supplies. They also already have the machinery that you may need for big projects like tractors, skidstears, forklifts for heavy supplies. Not only can renting these things get expensive, but the average person doesn’t have the skills needed to operate them. 

Did you know that certain plant species can be harmful to others? If you plant broccoli (or anything else similar like cauliflower, brussel sprouts, or kale) by tomatoes or strawberries because it can steal the nutrients from the weaker plants. Just like people, some plants work well together, and some do not. Hiring someone who has experienced these things can eliminate extra headaches later down the road when plants aren’t thriving. 

In addition to these possible situations, landscaping is extremely demanding on your body and stressful. The last thing you should be doing on the weekends after a long, busy week is throwing your back out digging up your lawn. Let our professionals at Koch Kuts take over and bring your landscaping to lift. 

Contact Koch Kuts for your professional landscaping in Burlington Wisconsin and surrounding areas.

Fire Pit/Patio Southeastern Wisconsin

Landscaping IS a GOOD Investment

Koch Kuts Landscaping Servicing out of Burlington Wisconsin and Surrounding Areas

Your house and yard is what makes your first impression for guests and passer-byers. The yard is the first thing home buyers see when looking at houses. If you are selling your house, good landscaping an increase the value up to 20%. When done right, landscaping can offer undeniable value.

Landscaping 101

It is recommended by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to invest 10% of your home’s value in landscaping. You may be thinking this is only on the grass, plants and trees. Landscaping goes far beyond that. Landscape architecture can include large scale and structural features. Think garden pathways, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces, ponds, outdoor rooms, terraces, decks, retaining walls, patios and the like. These things are what you would call “hardscaping” vs. the typical lawn maintenance or “softscaping”. You can work with a professional landscaper like those at Koch Kuts to develop a solid and detailed plan to transform your yard into a value adding oasis.

Planning your Landscape

The first thing you will want to do is have a professional local landscaper assess your property. Your landscaper can point out concerns such as dying trees and areas that may need some extra tender love and care. They can also help you assess overgrown shrubs and areas that need pruning. They can also suggest the best trees, plants or greenery to add based on your area and your desired level of maintenance.

Working with a professional and local landscaper you can develop a plan for enhancements. Options such as a patio, walkway, complementary plants and retaining walls may be suggested.

Trends in Landscaping

One of the most sought after landscaping features tends to be an outdoor room (also known as a sun room or an all season’s room) or terrace extension. You can add features to enhance the view such as fountains, trees, greenery, patios, etc. Tieing the themes inside of your house to the outside and creating a smooth and enjoyable all around appearance not only gives you something to pride over, but increases the value of your home significantly.

Maintaining your Landscape

Maintaining your landscape investment and keeping your property well-kept is important. Your professional and local landscaping contractor, Koch Kuts, can schedule a maintenance plan with you or advise on the best upkeep practices for you to ensure long term value.

It is important to remember if you have big dreams for your landscaping, it doesn’t have to be done all at once. You can work on a plan that extends anywhere from 1 – 5 years to complete whatever features you may have in mind. This allows you to work within any budget.

Contact Koch Kuts, your local landscaping contractor, for a free estimate today.