SR3 Engineering creates ethical, sustainable and beautiful landscapes. Our goal is to treat our clients, our coworkers, and the earth with respect and integrity.
What we do:
-Residential and commercial landscape
-Phased landscape plans
-Full-service design and installation
-Do it yourself plans
-Low Maintenance plans
-Pre-listing consultations for home sellers (curb appeal)
Why use a designer?
-Formal design training
-Can reduce energy costs
-Knowledge of plants
-Understands soil conditions
-Creates a high-end look (often on a budget)
-Can give you a plan that you can install yourself or can manage the entire project for you
-Understands the “look” you want and has the skills to translate it to your home or business
-Can create a lighting plan for after-dark enjoyment and security
-Businesses with attractive landscaping draw more business and keep their customers more than those with poor or no landscaping.
-Rental rates for well-landscaped properties are higher than those with poor or no landscaping
-Customers are willing to pay higher prices to businesses with attractive landscaping
-Even a pair of well-designed pots at your business’s entrance can create the impression of landscaping – and increase your foot traffic
What you should spend:
Experts suggest spending 10% of your home’s value on your landscape. This includes non-plant materials such as decks, fences, lighting, etc.
DIY can significantly reduce costs, but you still need a plan
What to expect:
-In-home visit and interview to establish goals and assess site conditions
-Preliminary design review
-Final landscape plan- color rendered with photos of plant selections
-For installations, regular progress assessments and contractor oversight
-Follow up after installation to assess issues and client satisfaction
Return on investment:
Return on investment varies but most experts agree that a good landscape can increase a home’s value anywhere from 5 to 20 percent
For home sellers, getting an offer can be quicker by as much as 6 weeks over a home with no or poor landscaping