If you generally like the look of your yard, yet its shape or form just isn’t practical, you may consider increasing its functionality. After all, you have a nice yard: what good is it if you can’t use it for relaxing, playing and entertaining? Check out these tips to boost the functionality of your entire yard in visual and practical ways that can be achieved with the right landscape design.
Create Curved Lines
When considering how to spruce up your landscaping, consider adding edging around flower gardens, the home’s foundation, and even sidewalks and driveways. Install this edging in curves instead of perfectly-straight lines to add character and appeal. This edging is permanent, so it can enhance your landscape all year long without having to make seasonal changes.
Illuminate Focal Points and Walkways
Attractive landscaping doesn’t have to be relegated to daylight hours. You should be able to enjoy it at night too. Incorporate landscape lighting to add to the attractiveness of your home as well as to increase safety by adequately illuminating steps and sidewalks. Place lights along paths in straight lines or curved, or put them on alternate sides of your sidewalk to break up a straight line, suggests Popular Mechanics.
Add Outdoor Seating
The installation of a patio or bench near the edge of your lawn offers an outdoor escape. You can use concrete, stone or pavers, adding small trees, shrubs or tall flowers to give the illusion of privacy, as well as comfortable chairs or benches so you can read or nap comfortably. Surround it with flowers for a unique element you’ll be happy to visit during nice weather.
Add Peaceful Water Features
Even small, self-contained units that stand alone on a patio can add a natural, calming influence to your space. You can also incorporate larger features built into natural stone for more of a waterfall and pond effect.
Connect Points of Interest
Craft an attractive walkway using concrete stepping stones, flagstone, decorative brick, or crushed stone to define the path to your patio, fire pit, pool and other features.
Choose Custom Landscape Design Services From Outdoor Home Living
Let Outdoor Home Living add beauty and living space to your landscape, while increasing your home’s functionality and value at the same time. We design and build outdoor living spaces that not only look great but that are functional too. Here’s what we can do as part of our landscape design and build services:
- Custom Masonry – fireplaces, patios, columns, entries, special features
- Outdoor Kitchens – built-in appliances, cabinets, custom layout
- Living Spaces – arbor, pavilion, pergolas, trellises
- Architectural Design Elements – ironwork, cast stone elements, special features
- Exterior Structures – air conditioned cabanas, garages and pavilions
- Fencing – custom masonry, wrought iron, wood designs
Interested in learning more? Contact us at 214-328-5296.