Landscape Construction for Your New Home

Whether you’re building a new home, or renovating a house you’ve called home for decades, landscape design is a key part of the process. After all, you’re not just working on a structure. It’s an investment, and it deserves a great setting, a lush and verdant frame that highlights the work you’ve done. As with any home project, the better you understand landscape construction in Omaha, the better you can choose the right landscape contractor and avoid the potential pitfalls in the process.

The Plan

In much the same way that home construction starts with a blueprint, so too does Omaha landscape design and construction. The earlier we’re involved in the project, the better. To begin with, we’ll want to coordinate with your other contractors. This is partly to ensure that nobody is in anyone else’s way, but there’s another reason as well: our work, especially with regard to site preparation, may have much different needs than what the contractors are doing. Having to redo work that one contractor or another has done (or undone) can be counterproductive for everyone involved.

Your project schedule may also vary depending on site plan and permit requirements, potential weather, and even the availability of the plants and materials we’re using. A longer lead time can ensure smoother operations and just-in-time delivery of the essentials.

The Process

Once the specifics of your project are ironed out and the contract signed, we’ll be evaluating the site. Some degree of cleanup or demolition is usually required as part of our site preparation, and we start there. Once that’s finished, some backfilling and grading is typically necessary as well. Once the preparation is complete, we’ll move on to your hardscaping, from patios and walkways to water features, fire features, and decks. This stage is where you begin to see your project edging closer to what we’ve discussed with you, but we aren’t done yet; once those broad strokes are complete, we move on to the smaller items that bring the project to completion. Those items, like lighting, planting, furnishing, and other details, may take a little while. We are perfectionists about our work after all, and we want to ensure it’s perfect down to the last detail.

What To Expect As We Work

Similar to building a new home or remodeling your existing home, your Omaha landscape building process should be exciting, not unnerving. While a bit of disruption can be inevitable, we find it’s just as important for homeowners to prepare as it is for us to plan in advance. We do our best to work quickly and efficiently, keeping the interruptions to your daily routine minimal. But the more transparent you can be about your day-to-day activities and your schedule, the easier it will be for us to be cautious and avoid disturbances. When our work is done, your enjoyment is just beginning; working with Breaking Ground ensures a landscape that you, your friends, and family will enjoy for many years to come.

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