Oftentimes in the world of new home construction, landscaping is one of the last parts of the community and the homes to be completed. However, it also happens to be the most visible element of the property as a whole. It’s the first thing that potential homebuyers see when they pull into a new development and, when thoughtfully planned, can leave a lasting positive impression on them about your community.
But when landscaping is left to an afterthought, it can end up creating a negative first impression.
For that reason, we appreciate opportunities when we can be involved in a new homeowner association community’s construction process as early as possible.
That was the case for Inspiration Peak, a gated community located in the Northwest heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This gorgeous community has picturesque views of the Sandia Mountains and downtown Albuquerque, as well as the historic Petroglyph National Monument.
Yellowstone Landscape has been involved in the landscape planning process early on and we believe that it’s made a huge difference in the overall aesthetic appeal and the beautiful landscape of this developing community. New Mexico poses some unique challenges due to the climate and rainfall but with proper planning and foresight we are able to implement effective solutions to get the best results possible.
Facing and Overcoming Water Management Challenges in New Mexico
One of the biggest challenges facing new home construction and landscaping in New Mexico is the many new residents are coming from other states and regions, accustomed to having turf in their yards.
However, some of the water management challenges in New Mexico make this difficult to achieve here. This is a region prone to drought and turf is not widely used in community landscape plans.
Even so, these days, we are seeing an increased interest in having turf areas within newly constructed communities. Certainly, it’s not hard to believe that it’s the influx of new residents relocating to New Mexico who are driving this trend. People want places where they can take their pets and children to play outside. They want parks and green space. Although hardscaping and rock are quite popular for landscaping in New Mexico, today’s home buyers want more green areas.
Yellowstone is helping to make this possible with smart irrigation solutions. We are adding more common turf areas in New Mexico developments so that people have a place to spend time outside.
We are also being smart about our plant choices.
The truth is, some plants are going to perform better in areas prone to drought than others. While native grasses, bushes, and succulents are often popular choices in New Mexico landscaping, many homebuyers are looking for other landscape plants and trees in the design. By being smart about the plants that we install, we can help ensure a property will look its best even when rainfall is so minimal.
Our horticultural expertise combined with our knowledge of smart irrigation technology makes a huge difference in helping developers to achieve these goals in their new build communities.
In fact, we have found that the landscape has become a huge piece of the marketing used to attract people to new homes in New Mexico. As more Americans move into the Southwest, they are looking for homes with landscaping that they are familiar with. It’s not uncommon for landscaping to help sell a home here.
Early Involvement in the Building of Inspiration Peak
When it came to ensuring that the landscaping helped to sell homes here, it was instrumental that we were involved in the building process early on.
We were able to come in during pre-development and help make some recommendations that had a big impact on the exterior appeal of the property.
Coming into a project early is also important in making sure that we are able to get the irrigation just right. As landscaping does become increasingly important to home buyers in New Mexico, the proper irrigation system is going to be absolutely critical to the success of the property.
Having the chance to review construction plans and make suggestions for modifications that will allow the irrigation to function optimally is incredibly helpful. It’s also something that we want to get installed early on so that the property doesn’t have to be dug up later on.
Commercial Landscaping for New Construction
At Yellowstone Landscape, we understand the importance of the work that we do in terms of making communities as a whole look their best.
We recognize the fact that landscaping can make a big difference in selling homes within these properties—and we don’t take that lightly.
That’s why we take pride in the partnerships that we form with communities like Inspiration Peak. We appreciate being involved in the process as early as possible so that we can contribute our expertise and ultimately help the communities to look their best.
Of course, each region has its own unique challenges and in New Mexico, water management can be a big one.
That being said, we are always up for a challenge and ready to help create landscaping that helps to draw in new buyers and make the property as beautiful and enjoyable as possible for everyone.
We know that people love spending time outside, and they need beautiful and functional spaces where they can do just that.
At the end of the day, our approach is a collaborative one. We love offering our expertise and making suggestions where we can. But we also know that we are just one part of the puzzle and that it must all come together. That’s why we approach our work as a team.
Pride in a Wonderful Partnership
Inspiration Peak is a great example of the way in which we take great pride in our partnerships. It is an amazing community and we love the opportunity to play a role in making the landscaping pristine.
It’s also a great example of the success that we can achieve when we work closely with the communities that we perform landscaping for. By being brought in, early in the process, we are able to help create the best possible results that make everyone happy.
Do you have a commercial landscaping project in Albuquerque, New Mexico that you’d like to talk about? Request a consultation today. We’ll meet to learn more about your property and its challenges and come up with a comprehensive plan to take care of all of the details for you.