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Benge Landscape understands that outdoor aesthetics are as important as interiors. The company has grown over the years from a two-person operation into a full staff of professionals able to meet every landscaping need from design to maintenance. Owner Tommy Benge says, “Homeowners aren’t just putting in gardens anymore; they’re putting in elaborate pools, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and more. They are truly expanding their living space to include the backyard. Those are fun projects to be a part of building.”
Benge says his relationship with his clients thrives because of the way he works with them to achieve their dream yards: “In our initial visit, I listen for their wants, needs and dreams,” he says. “Those are the basis for our design. Once I hear the customer, I design around those ideas. ” He says customers achieve results in a professional, timely and affordable manner.
Curb appeal is important, he notes. “It sets the tone for the home. Having a beautiful garden, intimate lighting, and relaxing water feature really sets the stage for the rest of the house. For the homeowner, it is satisfying to have a well designed and maintained garden for your home.”
He says the biggest mistake homeowners make is “not completing the project...We urge customers to consider irrigation and maintenance to their design. I have experienced several customers that spend good money on a landscape project but think they can save money by not installing an irrigation system or invest in a maintenance program. A year later, we are back out there fixing dead and overgrown gardens. Irrigation and proper maintenance does save in the long run – plus your garden looks great, year-round.”
1720 Mayan Lane | Metairie | 309-2574 | bengelandscape.com