Grading your yard isn’t the most exciting landscaping task, but it is one of the most important steps in creating a beautiful yard. So, how much does landscape grading cost?
According to Wikipedia, grading in landscape architectural construction is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope. Leveling your yard isn’t the most exciting landscaping task, but it is one of the most important steps in creating a beautiful yard.
Before we discuss site preparation cost, let’s make sure we’re on the same page about what site preparation entails. Typically, it means clearing land to create a level site in order to build a structure. Other reasons for land clearing are to plant grass, improve a view or for fire safety (to name just a few).
Standing water can ruin your yard by killing grass, other plants and even trees. It can also be a hazard to you and your family’s health, by giving mosquito larvae and other pests a cozy place to breed. If water runs towards your home’s foundation, it can leak into your basement and cause cracking.
Start with a stable foundation for your yard, which means grading your landscape. The area will need to graded away from the foundation of your home.
Landscape grading adds a gentle slope to your land to encourage proper drainage and add beauty using the contours of your property. Although landscape grading for adequate drainage is not the most visible portion of your lawn and garden, starting with these essentials is very important to the overall health and ultimately the look of your landscaping.
Beautiful landscapes are like a vacation for the eye. But many landscapes come up short of their potential. Many variables affect a landscape like climate, quality of soil, and the natural contour of the land. Obviously, a generally flat ground will be much different than a generally hilly ground. It seems all New Englanders will likely find some element of elevation to deal with. Grading is directing the land so that it retains its natural beauty while being more conducive to practical needs.