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  • Jun
  • 2016

Today, we proudly announce that Landscape Development, Inc. (LDI) with its headquarters located in Valencia, CA has concluded the asset purchase of Enhanced Landscape Management, Inc. (ELM) located in Thousand Oaks, CA.  

ELM has established an exceptionally strong brand in their service area with a reputation of quality, customer service and dedication to their valuable employees.  LDI proudly announces that the entire staff of ELM is being retained including field personnel and management. 

Greg Epstein, the founder and owner of ELM is joining the LDI executive team as Director of Business Development for its maintenance business.  He will play a key role in future growth as well as the integration of the ELM business and employees.  

The ELM brand will be retained and will continue to grow.  The respective customers of both LDI and ELM will continue to experience the same, familiar service and management they are accustomed to.  As a result of this acquisition, customers of both LDI and ELM will benefit by being offered a broader range of services including landscape construction, maintenance, water management, erosion control and landscape architecture in an expanded service area.

LDI was founded in 1982 by Gary Horton; he continues to serve as President and CEO.  LDI currently operates from eight regional offices throughout Central and Southern California including a dedicated design studio located in Ventura, CA. 

LDI and ELM – stronger and better together.

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  • May
  • 2016

Increase your curb appeal to add up as much as 10 percent to your home’s value.

Potential home buyers form their first impression of a home from its curb appeal. So, why make a bad impression? A home’s outdoor landscaping is often overlooked or underdone in the preparation for the sales process. An attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to the value of your home!

Fortunately, you can put these tips into practice when sprucing up your home’s front garden to help it sell quickly!

Liven up outdoor containers.
Container plants, especially large tropical, can add considerable interest to patios and doorways where potential buyers enter and exit the house. Such displays demonstrate the endless possibilities for designing with container plants.

Touch up the mulch.
Adding a new layer of mulch is an instant way to refresh your garden. The color enhances the contrast of the surrounding plants and makes everything pop! What’s more, mulch is reasonably cheap and easy to apply!

Shape trees and shrubs.
Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to tackle any unsightly shrubbery and overgrown trees. The idea is to show how well your garden, as well as your home, has been maintained!

Plant some instant color.
Seasonal color makes the landscape pop as well, and flats of annuals are also relatively inexpensive!

Clean up water features.
Scrub your water fountains and bird baths to get rid of visible algae, remove leaves, and clean filters so that the water is crystal clear!

Take care of irrigation issues.
If you have any problems with an irrigation system, fix them! Even if this cost is expensive, you don’t want to lay the cost of those repairs on the buyer.

Need a little help? Talk to the experts; contact Enhanced Landscape Management. We’ve landscaped properties all over Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and throughout the Conejo Valley and can offer you tips and tricks. We’re here to meet all of your local landscaping needs!