The Art of Landscape Design

See what it takes to orchestrate a successful and beautiful landscape. At Thomas Lee Fisher Landscaping, we have a team of experts to help your vision come to life.

A well-designed landscape is a pleasure to the family, enhances a community and adds to a property’s resale value. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. Landscape design is an art which deals with conscious arrangement and organization of outdoor space.

Whether you are landscaping a newly built home or redesigning an existing landscape the results will be much more satisfying if you plan first. A well-designed landscape will continually unfold to provide visual interest throughout the year.

Our experienced landscape designers are trained to explore and develop all critical elements in creating your landscape plan. These factors include existing conditions of the site, your landscape needs and your budget.

All of these components are necessary to create a landscape that is functional and satisfying to you.  After meeting with you, we will create a landscape design to help you achieve the perfect landscape for your lifestyle and budget. Whether your landscape needs are large or small our landscape designers will see to it that every detail of your landscape project becomes a reality.

Thomas Lee Fisher Landscaping provides the perfect landscape for your lifestyle and budget.

Helpful Tips on Finding the Right Contractor

Here are a few helpful tips on selecting the best contractor for you:

Be sure to ask for at least three references.

Ask to see examples of their work, making sure that the contractor has sufficient experience performing the scope and type of work you want.

Not every professional contractor is going to have a retail-style place of business; many, in fact, work out of an office in their home. This doesn’t make them any less qualified or skilled. More important are their credit references, years in business, and insurance status.

Speaking of insurance: ask to see their liability coverage and workmen’s compensation insurance certificates.
Comparison shop: get at least two, but preferably three estimates from different contractors.

Get a thorough proposal in writing. Be sure to include a complete description of the work to be performed, specific products to be used, warranty length and coverage, payment terms, and any other pertinent issues.

Do not allow the use of “substitute materials” and be wary of any written stipulations or clauses that permit their use.

Especially important for larger jobs: have the contractor put in writing the stipulation that all code requirements will be met, and denote who will be responsible for obtaining the necessary permits.

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be suspicious of bids that are unrealistically low and don’t jump on a “bargain basement” price for materials either.

You get what you pay for. The use of lesser-quality materials, no matter how insignificant it may seem, will only come back to haunt you in the end. Do not cut corners to save money as you will regret it.

Never pay in full for work until it has been completed to your satisfaction.

In the end, it is up to you to decide whether a landscaping or masonry contractor is suitable for your particular job.

Reasons to Mulch

Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions.

Mulching is one of the most beneficial things a home owner can do for the health of plants.

Mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed competition and improve soil structure. Properly applied, mulch can give landscapes a handsome, well-groomed appearance.

Mulch must be applied properly: if too deep or if the wrong material is used, it can actually cause significant harm to trees and other landscape plants.

Tree Mulch Volcanoes- Kill Trees

Piling of any type of mulch around the trunk of the tree causes numerous problems for the tree. Bacteria, virus and fungi will consider the tree bark part of the mulch pile. Their job is to decompose or break down mulch into good-for-the earth compost. Tree bark being used by the tree should not be on their menu.