When thinking about your overall outdoor hardscaping project, you also want to have ideas for your landscaping in mind. You want to make sure they match and flow well together for the best look.
For a patio, deciding what type of landscaping, will depend on what type of atmosphere you’re going for. If you would like privacy around your patio, larger shrubs are ideal. Some individuals would like to limit their landscaping to potted plants that they add to the patio after it is built. Others add some simple landscaping around their patio. Make certain that whatever you do, you do not want your landscaping to take away from your patio. You also do not want to have flowers or bushes that would overflow onto your patio.
If you want to add additional accents around your patio, something else to add would be water features. A beautiful pond or a little waterfall are great additions to any property. They also provide peace and calming when you need to unwind after a stressful workday!
Beautiful landscape along walkways is a great way to welcome people to your home. Go with plants that require minimal trimming and won’t spill out onto your walkway. You want your guests to be welcomed to your home, not forced to walk around large bushes!
Landscape Around Your Home
Landscaping adds beauty and love to your home. Depending on the architecture of your home can depend on what type of landscaping you should add. Here are a few ideas based on home styles.
- Ranch Style Homes: You want to go with low growing plants while also adding dimension to your home.
- Craftsman Style Homes: Go with simple plants that form garden borders and add a stone pathway to evoke the craftsman style.
- Federal-Style Homes: Go with shrubs that will help to emphasize your front door and other colors of your home. Add perennials to bring some additional beauty.
As you think about what type of landscaping ideas you would like to help accentuate your home, you also want to think about what is best for you and your family. If you have a green-thumb in the family, plants that require more attention may be the way to go. If you are limited on your gardening skills, plants that require minimal maintenance are definitely the way to go!
If you need assistance with your hardscaping project to incorporate with your landscaping project, don’t hesitate to reach out! We are ready to help you with all of your hardscaping needs!