Real estate is usually the largest single investment made in a lifetime. Appreciation of value will occur naturally over time. However, a landscape that has not been properly maintained or one that initially, was poorly designed will detract from one's property value.

We'll evaluate what portions of your landscape that are currently adding value aesthetically and are beneficial to your property. Taking these viable elements, we will incorporate them into a revised, updated landscape design. Many times just by removing a few overgrown shrubs and replacing them with the appropriate plants for the space and in the right sized plants, a landscape will have a rejuvenated and fresh look. Landscape renovation requires proper planning so that your landscape will thrive in the years ahead. As always, proper planning and execution of good landscape design and your home or business will increase in value with time.

Key Benefits:

  • Breath new life into your home's outdoor appearance
  • Usually is the least expensive home improvement project you can do for your home with the most immediate impact
  • Less pruning maintenance required for new plantings
  • See outside windows previously hidden by overgrown shrubs
  • Security enhancement for you home by removing hiding places for criminals

If selling your home, a renovated landscape adds curb appeal thus allowing you to compete with newer homes on the market.

Fire Pits

Fire pits offer an excellent alternative to outdoor fireplaces and may better suit your landscaping needs. A fire pit is often the focal point of a social gathering of friends and family. Fire pits can be designed and custom built us in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your tastes, space, and backyard landscape needs. Fire pits are often used as accents in a well designed landscape and can be custom built using a selection of styles and materials, including natural stone, pre-cast concrete, slate, bluestone, brick, and stacked stone.

Water Features

Running water has a soothing and calming effect and helps to drown out other background noises such as traffic or neighbors. You can create your own quiet corner, a relaxing and peaceful place to getaway and enjoy the sights and sounds of water. Water gardens can be created in a variety of designs from koi ponds to elegant water falls.

A water garden adds sophistication and value to your property. In addition to increasing your property value and making your property more appealing, water gardens and water features provide habitat for wildlife. Birds, bees, butterflies and other critters will enjoy a refreshing water source.

Other water features include landscape ponds such as Koi ponds, water falls, fountains, and landscape streams. If you have an existing pond, stream or other natural water feature on your property we can improve its beauty and function.

Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

Poison Ivy Removal

Poison Ivy (above) and Poison Oak (below) are most easily removed early in the season before growth begins. Landscaping With Hart can identify and eliminate these irritating plants before they sprout identifying leaves.

Poison Oak Removal

Later in the season, removal of these plants is more difficult when rash-inducing oils are "ripe". Both Poison Ivy and Poison Oak tend to grow among and around rocks, trees and other protective structures, adding to the difficulty of removal.

Weed-whacking these plants explode the oils into a fine mist that can penetrate to any skin covered by loose-fitting clothing and garden gloves. Call Landscaping With Hart to eradicate these nuisances before they come into contact with family or guests, especially children.

Landscaping With Hart, LLC • Guilford, CT • 203.915.8763