Traditional Landscaping

Traditional Landscaping

Some of the most recognizable traits of a traditional landscape job are the use of geometric shapes, the creation of symmetry, and the inclusion of repeated patterns. Traditional Landscaping uses a lot of evergreen plants and trees with large grass areas. A well-designed traditional landscape not only can add beauty to your home but it also can reduce your heating and cooling costs. On average, landscaping for energy efficiency provides enough energy savings to return an initial investment in less than 8 years.

Here in St. George the use of trees and other plants to help shade your home will also make a big difference with cooling costs. We also install many hybrid traditional landscapes where we reduce the amount grass to save on water and maintenance.

Things to think about...

With new landscaping there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. One of the most common mistakes that people make is the importance of plant selection. Usually this is simply because of a lack of knowledge of the plants growth habits. The size a plant reaches at maturity, sun exposure, heat and wind tolerance, is also very important.

Many times we have had to redo landscaping where large trees or shrubs are growing much too close to the home, and at times even cracking the foundation. It may look good when first installed, but it is very important that the landscaping adds to the property without damaging it. It is important to plan for future growth of your plants and trees.

Another very important thing that gets over looked is proper drainage. It doesn't rain much here in Southern Utah but when it does it pours. Proper drainage is easy do when the landscape is first installed, but it can be very costly to add it after everything is complete.