Water features offer instant calming effects. Ponds, lakes, fountains, water walls and waterfalls provide statement pieces to any landscape. Understated water features can bring small garden plots to life just as larger water features more readily compliment vast spaces.
Adding hardscaping to your landscape is an ideal way to expand your home’s living area outdoors. If you are unfamiliar with the term, hardscaping is the addition of non-living materials into a landscape, materials such as wood, stone, metal, and concrete. Hardscape features serve as compliments to your “softscaping,” that is the trees, shrubs, and flowers that provide natural beauty. Some hardscaping projects are smaller in scope and others are grand, regardless, each hardscape feature adds beauty, style and value to your landscape.
Decks offer the same wonderful opportunities for enjoying your outdoor space as patios do, but higher up. They provide vantage points from which to appreciate your landscape.
Fire features are one of the most common trends in outdoor living today. They offer a warm—both literal and figurative—place for friends and families to gather. They help create a mood for outdoor living, a mood that can be energized, relaxing, or romantic.
Xeriscaping is a landscaping design that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. It is used in regions that do not have plentiful, or reliable supplies of water, and is gaining popularity. In some areas, terms as water-conserving landscapes, drought-tolerant landscaping, and smart scaping are used instead. Plants whose natural requirements are appropriate to the local climate are emphasized, and care is taken to avoid losing water to evaporation and run-off.
Patios offer delightful places for entertaining, getting lost in the company of a good book and memorable family together time
Pergolas are landscape features that provide cover and shade for walkways or sitting areas and offer simple structure to allow vines to train and more elaborate structure to support outdoor speakers, strings of light, fabric or even ceiling fans. They often help define an outdoor living area and can be incorporated into a more permanent structure like a deck or installed as a freestanding accent in a yard. Arbors and trellises are both architectural structures that provide support for climbing vines. In addition, they offer focal points that make impact statements in your landscape design.