Land Scape Designs
Landscaping combines elements of art and science to create a functional, aesthetically pleasing extension of indoor living to the outdoors. One initial purpose of landscape design is to blend technology (houses or buildings) into the natural surroundings.
The five elements, color, form, line, scale and texture must be considered in designing both the hardscape and softscape of your property. A softscape is mainly consisting of the gardens, shrubs, lawns and trees.
Sal Franciamore & Son takes a trained eye, an open mind and fuses those through the experience of having sculpted thousands of properties into a working aspect for your landscaping needs.
Attractively designed, healthy, and well-maintained lawns, gardens, and grounds create a positive impression, establish a peaceful mood, and increase property values.
Landscaping workers install plants and other elements into landscaped areas and often maintain them. They might mow, edge, trim, fertilize, dethatch, water, and mulch lawns and grounds many times during the growing season. They grade property by creating or smoothing hills and inclines, install lighting or sprinkler systems, and build walkways, terraces, patios, decks, and fountains. They also transport and plant new vegetation, and transplant, mulch, fertilize, and water existing plants, trees, and shrubs
Landscape masonry is any hard stone or concrete product meant to enhance the enjoyment of a landscaped scene, or to blend in with the scene. Many different types of materials may be used in landscape masonry including stonework, pavers, bricks, and concrete. In order to truly be considered good landscape masonry, there must be some attempt to have the work match or add distinction to the surrounding landscape.
Lawn sprinklers, irrigation, and landscape products are designed for convenient, long-lasting use around your home, lawn, and garden. We offer innovative and ergonomic products that offer a distinct look and feel, as well as a high level of performance.
A lawn sprinkler system will allow you to easily adjust watering windows to correspond with your plant and turf's needs. Watering your plants can quickly become an afterthought but the water is critical to the health of your turf and plants. An automatic lawn sprinkler system eliminates these hassles and stresses.
Investing in an automatic lawn sprinkler system is the best way to protect your outside investment.
Poor drainage can damage your home's foundation, kill your plants and turn a beautiful lawn into a muddy mess. Erosion due to run off coming from higher elevations is the most common water problem faced by home owners. The problem is most obvious and most damaging when you live downhill from a number of properties. The first step toward finding a solution is watching it rain and noting where the run off originates and where it concentrates or puddles.
A variety of drainage products and techniques are available to ensure that your gardens, property and landscaping remain beautiful, well kept and healthy all year round.
Four Season Color
There are numerous ways to add interest to a landscape. Obvious ones include showy and colorful flowers, detailed gardens ormulti-functional human spaces that encourage you, your family and your friends out into the yard. Look at other means of creating interest; providing an accent shrub or statue with a suitable background which makes it stand out more, creating waves of color in the garden, or tastefully lighting a feature at night. Interest can be bold, contrasting colors which stand each other off; it can be the large tropical leaves of a sumac which are noticeable from quite a distance, or it can be a small wind chime hidden away up in a tree which whispers mysteriously magical tones across a shady corner of the yard.
Interest doesn't only mean being different or loud; it can be subtle, such as the repetition of a specific plant, a symphony of textures and shapes in the garden, or a particularly interesting form. Hard materials can be used to highlight interest where plants could not, such as statuary placed in deep shade or an arbor to add a vertical dimension to a tight spot. Interest can be in the details, finding an unexpected gem of a plant in a rock garden, or the delicate flowers of a tea rose which are so fragrant on close inspection. Interest is also in surprise; hide things in your garden where the curious will be pleasantly rewarded for looking.
The key to interest is maintaining it across the seasons, and this is much harder to achieve than it sounds.
New Sod & Seed Lawns
Everyone loves gorgeous green grass, and looking out over the soil of your yard and envisioning a lovely lawn atop the expanse of dirt can be pretty darn exciting. Just how are you going to get that lawn, though? Are you considering installing a new lawn, or renovating a worn one? Then one choice you are faced with is whether to use seed or sod.
Seeding your lawn is cheaper and does not require as much labor, but it takes much longer to have a usable lawn. You will have to prepare the soil if you are laying sod or planting seed, but soil preparation is much more critical when planting seed.
The main advantage of sod is that you will have a usable lawn much quicker. Sod is commercially grown grass that is cut into large sections