Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Landscaping Important?

Landscaping allows you to customize your outdoor living spaces in whatever way you want. By adding a variety of plant life and artificial structures, you can raise your property value, make your yard more attractive, and have more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Structures like patios, decks, and pavilions provide ample space to entertain friends and family, while fire pits and fireplaces can extend your outdoor time into the cooler months of the year. The right plants can provide shade, reduce your power bills, and give your property a more natural, peaceful appearance. With the right balance of natural and artificial elements, you can enjoy the outdoors like never before!

Will Landscaping Increase my Property Value?

Yes! As a general rule, anytime you improve the aesthetic or enjoyment of your home, your property value will also increase. Elements like outdoor kitchens, patios, and pergolas can seem like a significant investment now, but will be attractive to potential buyers when the time comes to sell. The right blend of hardscaping and plant life will draw buyers to your home – many of whom will happily pay a premium for the privilege of owning an already gorgeous outdoor living space.

What is the Difference Between Hardscape and Softscape?

Hardscape is the term we use for landscape elements that are artificial or manmade. 

Hardscape structures include:

  •   Decks
  •   Fences
  •   Patios
  •   Outdoor kitchens
  •   Pergolas
  •   Fire pits
  •   Fireplaces
  •   Water structures

Softscape is what we call the living parts of a landscape design. Although these things may not technically feel “soft,” any plant life is considered softscape.

Softscape elements include:

  •   Trees
  •   Shrubs
  •   Bushes
  •   Flowers
  •   Grasses

How Should I Design My Landscape?

An excellent landscape design will balance the hardscape, softscape, and general style of your home. For instance, if you have too many plants around your home, your property might look unorganized. On the other hand, too many artificial structures will make your yard appear cold and unwelcoming. Additionally, it is important to blend not only natural and artificial, but to harmonize your indoor and outdoor styles as well. At Outdoor Living by Mr. Mulch, we strive to find the perfect balance between these elements to ensure your outdoor spaces are as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Will You Handle Installations?

Yes! Because we are committed to providing the best service possible, we will take care of all of your landscaping needs from start to finish. Our team of professionals will help you design your yard, choose the best natural and artificial components, balance your internal and external styles, and install your final product. Because our team has years of experience, we are sure you will be satisfied with the results. With Outdoor Living by Mr. Mulch, you can trust that we will work with you every step of the way to ensure all is perfect.

What Plants Will Grow Well in My Yard?

Every yard is a little bit different. There are a variety of factors to take into consideration when deciding what plant life to incorporate around your home. The size of your property and the composition and pH value of your soil are all important factors. Thankfully, there are several steps we can take to ensure your plants will thrive in your property’s environment.

First, our team will visit your home and test your soil to determine its composition and pH value. Once we know more about your yard, we can do either recommend plants that will grow well naturally or add new topsoil to the dirt to change its composition. Whatever you choose, we can create the beautiful natural outdoor environment of your dreams.

Do You Have a Store I Can Visit?

Yes! In addition to our design and installation services, we also have a store that you can visit for all your landscaping needs. We provide direct sales of grills, outdoor furniture, natural stone, concrete pavers, and much more. Mr. Mulch Landscaping Supply is also a proud dealer of Unilock pavers and wall stone! Additionally, we have custom kitchens on display so you can see what it would be like to stand in an outdoor kitchen of your very own.

When Are You Available for New Projects?

We accept new projects year-round, but because most installations need to be done in good weather, we may not be able to accommodate some requests in the peak winter or summer months. To begin your project, a member of our team will visit your home to conduct a consultation. During this time, they will discuss your overall goals, time constraints, and budget. Together, we can create the perfect outdoor living space for your home! To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please call our office today at 614-407-0847.