After the passage of the excavator, even when the operator has taken great care, it is not uncommon that the landscaping has suffered from these excavator works. Why not consider landscaping and make the inconveniences of the excavator a real moment of aesthetic creation for the benefit of your exteriors.
Landscaping is not Vopaa.Inc.’s job, but if necessary, we will recommend a talented professional after our excavation work. That they were motivated by the installation of a French drain,a renovation of your foundations.
What will be the style of your landscaping?
The style of your yard will depend on your needs and tastes;
- Enjoy as many flowers as possible and their flowering as the seasons go by.
- Compose with contrasting foliage, also seasonal.
- Have a layout that attracts birds or butterflies.
- Choose a configuration that requires little maintenance.
- Create a space that provides privacy or masks poor views.
- Plan for future projects such as a home extension.
When we talk about landscaping, we often think of lawn. pleasure garden, flowers, but today tends to be…
A piece of vegetable garden and scattered edibles
Yes it is also possible to create an edible layout. In each composition, it is realistic to want to take advantage of the productivity of the soil to grow some edible plants, some vegetables or herbs…
Of course, one can think of a vegetable zone, but it is also possible to grow edible plants such as herbs among other ornamental plants.
Their presence will not detract from the ornamental value of your landscaping while in the kitchen, you will enjoy fresh herbs throughout the summer
In the same way, berries fit very well into any development, just as vegetable plants (tomatoes, eggplants).
In landscaping, there are several strategies to manage rainwater intelligently.
- First, to avoid waste,the installation of a rain barrel allows the storage and reuse of water later.
- Another option is to create gentle slopes to direct runoff water away from the foundations, while allowing time to penetrate as much as possible into the soil.
In some cases, this slope may even direct water to a rain basin, where wetter soil plants will take advantage of this to create a lush flowerbed.
- The development of riparian protection zone is another way to take advantage of the filtering virtues of plants and thus reduce the amount of contaminants that end up in streams.
In a city, a high percentage of the surfaces are paved.
In these circumstances, during a heavy rain shower, a significant amount of water is sent directly into the sewers. This is a major problem because when wastewater treatment plants are overloaded, the surplus, which is then contaminated, is discharged directly into the streams.
Plants and soil act as a real filter, so their use is essential in intelligent water management. During your landscaping project, take the opportunity to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of this precious resource that is water.
With ecosystem-friendly practices, it is possible to work in a way that improves their vitality.
Here are a few things to consider when planning, completion and maintenance.
In nature, monoculture does not exist.
Each ecosystem, however different, has evolved through a multitude of interrelationships between the living organisms present.
If we see each development as part of an ecosystem, it is obvious that the key to success lies in biodiversity.
The goal is not to plant the greatest diversity of plants, but to take advantage of the interrelationships between soil microorganisms, insects, plants, birds… To create a balance.
The goal will be achieved when nature is part of your layout.
Pollinators (bees, wasps)play a major role in our food chain.
By their very nature, they are the basis of vegetable production. Without their work, pollination, randomly done by wind, would be much less efficient and vegetable production would decline significantly.
For many years, the use of pesticides in agriculture and horticulture has led to their decline. By developing flower beds without pesticides, it is possible to contribute to the maintenance of the species while promoting the pollination of the garden.
In the city, during the summer, because of the thermal mass represented by all the cement and paved surfaces, the heat can become overwhelming. That’s why, with each project, we must try to minimize paved surfaces.
For the same reason, the use of trees and large shrubs allows shade to be cast on these areas during the hottest hours.
The paved surfaces have a specific function, they are used to cover the ground in places of heavy traffic.
Without paving these surfaces would become compacted to such an extent that
- Nothing could push it,
- After a rain, they would be muddy because of the trampling.
So it’s a good investment for a vehicle’s parking space, a path that is used daily or a patio space that is used to install a table and chairs. For the rest of the property, save money and minimize the use of the pavement.
Isn’t the right idea to have a cool, shady corner for hot, sunny days?