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Let’s Talk About Landscapes

If you own a home, you probably have some thoughts about how much money you spend on your landscape.

One of the interesting things about landscapes in general is that a landscape is a living thing. It’s not static. It’s not a picture. Each year, the environment around your home changes. Plants grow. Sometimes they get sick. Sometimes the winter, even the usually light weather we have here in North Central Texas, can do a lot of damage and some things need to be replaced.

Each year you make an investment in your exterior property, even if it’s only for maintenance. You’ll probably make at least one fertilizer and weed control pass. You may have to spend some time trimming bushes and shrubs and cleaning up after those winter freezes and spring storms.

Between March and November, the lawn needs to be mowed and edged and trimmed almost every week. And don’t forget about watering your landscape regularly. If you’re doing all that yourself, we applaud you. It’s a lot of work, and your time is valuable too.

If you hire landscape maintenance companies, even one- or two-man crews, you have an idea about the costs.

Depending on the size of the job and how many landscapers it requires, you can spend a significant amount of money on your landscape. For small jobs such as lawn care or tree service, you can expect to pay $30 to $100 per hour.

For larger jobs such as new installation or remodeling or renovation, prices range from $4 to $12 per square foot. If you’ve got a decent sized yard, that can add up to a substantial investment in a hurry.

If you use annuals to add color to your landscape whether in pots or planted in the landscape beds, those need to be removed and replaced every year as well. And perennials need to be cared for. It all adds up.

If you have recently bought a new home, and by that we mean recently constructed, you get an instant landscape with the package which you’ll probably want to change and expand over time.

Sure, new homebuilders include some rudimentary landscaping when you buy the home. Some bargain sod laid over unprepared, rock filled, nasty dirt, a few very small and very young bushes and shrubs, maybe a tiny tree or two in front.

There’s really not much of a warranty on this stuff, and what little replacement opportunities exist expire rather quickly. So does much of the “free” landscape. And off you go to the garden store.

The point is this: if you ‘re a homeowner who cares about your landscape and is motivated to keep it looking beautiful, it’s not a free ride. There's a lot of work and a lot of expense.

Why then, don’t people think about lighting that landscape they've worked so hard making beautiful?

We’ve talked before about the inexpensive solar light solution and the equally inexpensive kits you can get from the big box home improvement stores for do-it-yourself lighting. If you’ve at least gone that far, good for you. But like everything else, you get what you pay for.

Professionally designed and installed low-voltage LED landscape lighting isn’t “cheap”. Moonglow Lightscaping uses only the best low-voltage LED landscape lighting products available, and we stand behind them with lifetime warranties. We also do everything we can to make landscape lighting more affordable than virtually all our competitors.

If you’re spending money on your quality landscape already, why not consider adding high quality low-voltage LED lights?

Not only does low-voltage LED landscape lighting show off your hard work even during the non-daylight hours, security and safety around your home is increased as well.

If you’re in our service area we can do it for you. If you’re out of our service area, we can help you with the right selections and product choices and even provide the products for you.

We love to answer questions. Contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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