Category Archives: Home Improvement

This Fall, Go Native – and Feed the Bees

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fall is here, but your yard or garden doesn’t have to go into hibernation mode just yet. You can get a lot more horticultural enjoyment out of this season, thanks to a variety of beautiful plants that bloom specifically during autumn. Many of them feed late-season pollinators like bumblebees, too, which are vital to our…
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Pretty Lawn? Pretty Patio? Or Both?

You bought the house of your dreams. But your yard? Not so much…

If the exterior of your home is in need of some TLC beyond your scope of skills, then it’s time to hire a professional landscaper.

Home’s Value Can Increase by 200 Percent

Landscapers and hardscaping teams do much more than make your yard look its best. They can increase the value of a home by as much as 200%. Some three out of five potential home buyers claim that a well-groomed yard influences their decision in picking a home. And let’s be honest – having a nice looking yard or patio just feels good when you come home at the end of the day.

Are you dreaming of a pool? An outdoor kitchen? Or a nice pathway leading to a meditation garden? Once you have your wish list for landscape and/or hardscape projects, a landscaper can discuss design and implementation ideas and bring your vision to life.

What the Experts Know and You May Not

Some smaller scope jobs you may be able to handle yourself, but when it comes to the heavy lifting projects (literally and figuratively), hire a professional landscaper and/or hardscaper.

They have extensive knowledge and experience in installing a variety of hardscape applications, as well as how to use heavy equipment (front end loaders, mini-excavators, e.g.) and also are familiar with which perennials, shrubs, evergreens, and trees would be suitable for your property. Professionals are required to know your county’s landscaping ordinance codes and will be able to determine what expansions and projects are within the code standards.

Your discussion with any landscape/hardscape team should include your vision and your budget as well as property features such as:

  • Practicality of Space – Do you want your landscape or hardscape project to be a place for entertaining? For relaxing? Or for an outdoor office or workout space?
  • Colors - Do you have a certain color scheme or pattern in mind? Every color of the rainbow? Or just hues of red or purple? Or one color theme?
  • Privacy - Will you want some type of privacy border such as fencing or shrubs? A fence in landscaping terms doesn’t always mean a wooden structure. Think high hedges or plants too.
  • Problem areas - Is there a lawn-challenged area you need to confront? Soggy land? Overgrown weeds or invasive plants? Let your landscaper know, because he/she will be able to address it.
  • Kids and Pets – If you’ll have little ones or four-legged friends running around, be sure to let your landscaper know, so they can choose the safest options for plants, flowers and mulch.

Improving Value or Enhancing Appearance

Whether you want to increase your property value, or just enhance the appearance of your home, with the right landscaping or hardscaping, you’ll find yourself thinking, “There’s no place like (my) home.”

Contact Borsello today for a free consultation for landscape or hardscape estimate.


Is Your Backyard ‘Event-Worthy?’

If wedding bells or ‘pomp and circumstance’ music is on your mind, then wedding or graduation season must be nearing.  Have you ever considered having your own backyard be the site of where guests could gather to celebrate a milestone?

With the help of a landscaper, any yard has the potential to be the place for an outdoor wedding, a graduation party, a fundraiser -- or just to be the spot where all of your friends and family will want to gather when the weather is perfect.


There are several ways a landscaping company can help you create the perfect outdoor space for any event:

Choose a focal point – if you have a large backyard, envision a gazebo or fountain as the centerpiece. Or, if your property is smaller, a garden of flowers or a stone bench may accent your yard nicely, or adding a garden bridge over a koi pond may be a fun way to go. A focal point never fails to be the topic of interesting conversation.

Hardscape, landscape -  or both? Are you a fan of a walking path or a granite bench or a stone sitting wall? Or do you favor lots of plants and flowers bordering your property? Whatever appeals to you, a landscaper can make the exterior of your home reflect your personality and make it suitable for an event.

Take a stand! Or, please, be seated:  Would you like your guests to stand around a fire pit or a water feature? Or perhaps you’re looking to have them seated around a stone bench that wraps around a patio? A hardscape feature such as stone patio flooring can be used for guest seating, or even a dance floor. (Just be sure it’s a slip-resistant surface.)

Lights, Cameras - Conversation! – The right lighting sets the tone for an event and creates a soothing ambience. (Don’t be surprised if your guests take pictures with their mobile devices of how stunning your backyard looks!) Pathway, deck, or step lighting is not only a safety feature, but can keep the conversation flowing well into the night.


No matter how big or small your house is, landscaping services are right for everyone. If you want to host an event for yourself or would like to rent out your property for some additional income, remember that any landscape or hardscape project done right will increase the value of your home. So whether your yard is home to a graduation party or a wedding, you can live happily ever after knowing that your property is a welcome site for guests -  and a prosperous investment for you.

Does Borsello create the best outdoor event and wedding venue possible? We do! Contact us today.

How Landscaping Can Increase the Value of Your Home

When you're doing work on your home, you're likely keeping the value of your home in the back of your mind. Making improvements to the home will help to boost its resale value, and make it more appealing to potential home buyers. But it's important to keep in mind that your house is not the…
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