what we do
We Design Your Landscape
When taking that initial step in a large landscape renovation, it is helpful for our customers to envision what their property will look like after its transformation. Langer Landscapes specializes in design and consultation. We work with our clients closely to make sure the vision and design align. Contact us today to set up a consultation meeting.
Value in Design
Most studies suggest that your home’s landscape should be between 10-15% of your home’s total value, and that you will get that investment back when you go to sell. So, if your home is listed at 300,000, a landscape design and install costing $15,000 is well within reason, especially when you will most likely make that up if you go to sell and get to enjoy its benefits if you plan on staying. A well designed landscape is worth the cost in the end.
Do Your Homework
When considering a patio, there are many things you should think about while you start the process:
Many people assume a patio should butt up to the back of their home but a stand alone patio, perhaps in the middle of the lawn or tucked away amongst the flower beds has the distinct advantage of all day sun. If the back of your home is in shade during the afternoons you should consider a stand alone patio, especially if sun shine is your thing.
At the moment your idea might be to create a small patio that you can retreat to. If there is a possibility though that you may put your home on the market sometime in the future you should build a patio as big as your space and budget allows. With much more leisure time available, it is the garden we head for. The patio is now an outdoor living room with cooking appliances, comfy seating, perhaps a built in bar or even an outdoor fireplace. A large, well designed patio will give your home extra desirability when it goes on the market.
Setting your budget is a important step. Once we know how much you have allotted to the project, we can begin discussing materials, size, and other options you may have had in mind.
Your patio wants to blend in with both your home and your garden. Blue tiles might look great with a white washed villa in the Mediterranean but will it at your home? Choose a color that blends in with the color of your home. If your garden is formal with straight edges then go for pavers. If your garden has a random landscape, consider natural stone or crazy paving.
As with the style, the design should match your home. If your home has a natural, cozy feel, suggest organic, wavy borders, with a more spuratic pattern. If your home is more modern, then a hardscape with clean straight lines and a distinct pattern may be a better fit.
An excellent idea is to buy all your patio furniture before the build starts but AFTER you have chosen a style. Set up your furniture where you envision it will go once the patio is built. By doing this you will be able to make sure you have designed a patio with enough room for your needs.
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Lawn Care and Maintenence
Langer Landscapes offers
We take great pride in treating your lawn as if it was our own and will do the upmost to ensure your happiness.
- full fertilization programs
- mowing at your choice of intervals
- weed control
- slice seeding
- lime treatments
- lawn diagnostic to tell us what you lawn may need
- spring and fall clean ups
- mulching and edging
- garden maintenance
Lawn Care Tips
Fertilizer makes the seed germinate faster, and get started out of the ground. After the grass has a good start fertilizer will make the grass get thicker and healthier. What most people want to know is how much and when. Simply put, most grasses will benefit from four to five applications of fertilizer per year. Spread out about 35-50 days apart starting in early spring approximately 30 days before the growing season starts in your area, continuing through the growing season until fall. Spring fertilizing gets the grass off to a fast start giving you that rich green color everyone wants.
Controlling weeds in a new or existing lawn is vital to the health and overall appearance of the lawn. A beautiful smooth lawn gets most of it’s good looks from the fact that it is smooth and level with no weeds sticking up above the turf. You have probably mowed your lawn before only to have dandelions popping up above the grass a day later making it look like you need to mow already. A weed free lawn holds it’s good looks for several days if the grass is a monoculture with uniform growing heights.
Mowing is the most misunderstood part of lawn care, and the most often incorrectly performed part of lawn care. Far too many people will set their mowers too low or “scalp” the lawn. This leads to thin and dying out grass, shallow root systems, and in the long run, NO GRASS.
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What We Can Do for You
We offer a wide variety of snow removal services including residential and commercial snow plowing, machine snow removal, haul away services, snow blowing, shoveling, etc. We offer per storm plowing or seasonal contracts. Our crews can handle anything nature throws at us!