Landscape Design | Front Yard Ideas
For some, the purchase of a home or property will be the biggest investment they will make in their lifetimes. This being said, investing in the exterior landscape is one of the best investments you can make for your property. A well-designed and maintained landscape adds a tremendous amount of curb appeal and shows a pride in ownership unlike anything else.
Take a scenic drive through the back roads of New England and you will inevitably spot some of the 240,000 miles of stone walls built by 19th-century farmers trying to mark and separate their land. You may not have acres and acres of farm land to mark off. But your own patio and flower beds are still deserving of a border, or maybe a wall that doubles as a place to sit down will make your landscape all the more enjoyable.
First we determine the size and scope of the project, enabling you to get an accurate estimate before any work is started. Each material has advantages and disadvantages and can be constructed differently. These are reflected in the designs and ultimately the cost of the labor. Customers are often unaware that some natural stone products might cost between two and four times more to install than manufactured concrete or clay products available today. That is where our years of experience will help you in best selecting the correct product to use for your property.
Typically today the two main types of landscaping projects are landscape walkways / patios and retaining walls. A successful landscape installation takes into consideration the customer’s needs and desires, the architect’s ability to properly convey the data provided to a drawing, and our proven ability to correctly select and pick out the best materials available today, all while reinforcing craftsmanship and the need to deliver a quality project.
Most customers understand that landscape design / construction workers require a higher skill set as compared to some company whose workers just mow your lawn or pulls weeds. At Tompkins the emphasis starts with the importance of hiring only educated and experienced employees. Having trained and competent employees working on your property gets your job started on time, in an orderly fashion, and done to specifications ensuring it meets our high standards.
Tompkins offers nearly every possible service necessary to home owners, business owners, and property owners, but in the interest of simplicity we’ve listed below some of the basic services we offer. Please also look in the online gallery of past work to see what we can do for you.
- Complete site analysis, landscape design, and architectural drawings
- Brick and stone wall design and installation
- Granite curbing / staircases / mail box posts / lamp posts
- Brick walkways and paver patio / driveways
- Complete lawn renovation to improve an already existing lawn or start from scratch
- Outdoor landscape lighting to an existing landscape or incorporate to a newly designed / installed landscape
- Planting / transplanting of small to large tree specimens to suit your own design done by our own designers