Landscaping: It’s About More Than Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is an important aspect for houses, but good landscaping goes beyond the initial looks. Keeping your soil in its place and ensuring water doesn’t gather where it shouldn’t are just two ways landscaping can help improve your house and yard. For example, if your house is on a hill and you keep losing pieces of your yard to run off, it can cause bigger problems down the road. That’s where landscaping becomes a useful tool in keeping your yard in place.
Keeping soil in place.
Aside from making your home look even more beautiful, retaining walls are used to help hold soil in place. When put in place early on it can help alleviate potential future problems and costs. Even planting grass or plants will help keep soil in place. As the roots continue to grow it acts as a binder and holds the soil in place.
Alternative water path.
Water is known for causing thousands in damage each year to houses. One way to help keep water from getting into your house in the first place is creating landscaping that slopes just slightly away from your home. By giving the water an alternative path to travel, it can help to lessen the risk of flooding in your basement.
Your Next Step.
Keeping your house and yard safe while also enjoying some beautiful landscaping? Count us in! Our team at Croix has years of expertise working with practical landscaping. We can listen to your ideas and concerns and help bring them to life. So no matter your project, give us a call and see how Croix can help you.

by | Apr 24, 2020


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