Buying and moving into your new home is one of the most exciting times in your life. You have a brand new space to call your own. Everything can be customized to suit the needs of you and your family. Your landscape is part of that customization. Whether you want to spruce up a few pieces of the current landscape or do a complete overhaul to suit your needs, there needs to be some planning to make the process run smoothly and the area you envisioned.

Are there HOA requirements in your area?

A lot of areas have a homeowner’s association or HOA. There are several requirements and guidelines that you must follow. Their priority is to keep the community looking excellent no matter what’s going on. They may have strict rules on

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  • The type of plants, shrubs, and trees you can use
  • The color of the mulch and rocks used
  • The type of hardscape you can have
  • The timeline of the installation and more

To save yourself a lot of time and money, verify what the HOA rules and regulations are before you start designing your landscape.

How do you select the right contractor?

This is an essential part of the entire process. You’re looking for: 

  • How long they’ve been in business?
  • How many reviews they have? 
  • The warranty on their work
  • Stories from previous clients and more

Another bonus is if the company has worked in an HOA area before.

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Function & Design

As much as you may want to fill your entire yard with flowers and shrubs, it can get overwhelming. You have to consider your family members, such as children and pets who need lots of space to play and run around.

Maintenance That’s Required

Your landscape will look incredible when it’s first installed, but it won’t stay that way. You’ll need to be prepared to handle the maintenance yourself or hire Land Care Landscape Management to keep the area looking as beautiful as the first day.