The Big Landscaping Mistake You Should Never Make

We Fix Those Outdoor Snags

There’s a Billy Joel song that goes “get it right the first time, that’s the main thing.” And even if you haven’t heard it, you know there’s a great deal of truth in just the title—especially when it comes to the world of landscape design. After all, if you’ve ever hired a professional landscaper to complete an outdoor project for your home, you know the importance of getting it right the first time.

At Castle Point Landscape Design, we design landscapes and hardscapes for a living. So, we understand the intricacies of each and every step in a homeowner’s plan. Of course, that’s exactly how it should be. From the initial consultation and quoted fee to the implementation and final installation, your landscaper should have a thorough understanding of your entire blueprint. So when the project begins, it’s done right—the first time.

That’s the main thing.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. In fact, in our 20-plus years in the business, we’ve been called numerous times to reconstruct and fix problematic paver patios, walkways and retaining walls that have carried the after-effects of poor planning and installation.

Don’t Cut Corners: It Only Costs More in the Long Run!

So, what can a homeowner do to prevent landscape or hardscape damage from occurring down the road? Well, doing the project right the first time without cutting any corners is a great start. This means hiring a reliable landscaper (hint: Castle Point Landscape Design) from Day One that will use proper materials that will hold up under all environmental circumstances.

Don’t panic just yet. This doesn’t mean an outdoor addition has to be super expensive. As homeowners ourselves, we can appreciate the importance of sticking to a budget when you’re reconstructing your outdoor space. But sticking to a budget doesn’t mean you have to cut corners, either. At Castle Point, we are both budget-friendly and highly specific about the type of materials we use to create long-lasting outdoor spaces. Plus, we can work within your desired plan to make it all work. Some great ways we guarantee our installations will hold up over time include:

  • Using concrete sand instead of stone dust
  • Using proper geotextile fabrics and reinforcements
  • Installing proper drainage and stone before constructing
  • Installing proper subsurfaces and base compaction prior to constructing
  • Installing proper base stone and bedding sand

Having a talented, certified landscaper that knows how to do the job thoroughly and properly from the start is the key to a winning and long-lasting outdoor project!

Call Us for Touch-Ups, Fixes and New Installations!

We’d love to be your go-to landscaper when you’ve decided to create a brand new outdoor oasis! Call us anytime for a consultation regarding your project ideas and we’d be happy to design and install any of the following:

  • Retaining walls
  • Paver patios
  • Stone walkways
  • Paver driveways
  • Fire pits
  • Softscapes with shrubs, trees and perennials
  • Landscape beds
  • Property grading and drainage
  • … And so much more!

In addition, if you’ve experienced poor installation in the past and need your garden bed, walkway, patio or retaining wall restructured, we are more than happy to help with that, too. Our professional landscapers are super experienced at resolving landscaping and hardscaping issues associated with environmental damage or poor design and installation. Contact us here today!