Because healthcare has improved over the past few decades, people are living longer. There has been a push to keep “aging in place” in mind from home modifications that make aging easier and landscapes that are conducive to aging. Here at Carroll Landscaping, we believe that everyone should have a lovely outdoor area, from the age of 23 to 103. More and more homeowners not only want to stay in their homes, but they want their outdoor living space to be safe and easy to move around. If you’re curious about how that happens, then keep reading! We’re going to share with you how to design your landscape with aging in place in mind.
1) Hire a Landscaping Company
If your goal is to have a low-maintenance landscape, then hiring a company to take care of this is your best bet. Carroll Landscaping can plant low-maintenance plants that don’t require a lot of trimming, planting, or watering. We can also plant plants that aren’t susceptible to plants and pests. Choosing high-quality maintenance is also another way to keep easily maintain your outdoor living space. For example, we also construct decks and screened porches with composite wood that prevents deterioration, rust, and water damage.
2) Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting is crucial to prevent falls and slips. Outdoor lights can also add ambiance to your outdoor area. Lighting, especially around your stairs, is vital. Also, if you love to host gatherings with friends and family, you won’t have to move the party indoors.
3) Ramp Installation and Fewer Steps
Walking up and down, a lot of steps can cause strain to the body. Therefore, the fewer steps, the better. It can even help to install a ramp so that maneuvering from the interior of a home to the exterior is easier. Here at Carroll Landscaping, we specialize in regrading and terracing so that steps aren’t even necessary.
4) Incorporate Seating into Your Landscape
One of the best things about an outdoor living able is being able to take a load off and relax. This advantage works for anyone regardless of age, but for an older adult who cannot stand a long time, outdoor seating is a way to ensure their comfort.
Landscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.