Each landscape is different. We know that what works for one backyard won’t necessarily work for another. A few things make each yard stand out. For one, some yards have different climates and soils, meaning that you have to be careful about the plantings you select. Secondly, every homeowner has a unique landscape design style, meaning that they’ll prefer specific aesthetics. Regardless of how each landscape may differ, there are some golden rules that each homeowner can follow. Keep reading for some landscaping tips that can benefit you or any homeowner.
A Landscape Should Be Lovely All Year Long
When people think about the beauty of landscapes, spring and summer usually come to mind. However, you should partake in landscape maintenance all year round. In the fall, what you can do is make sure to remove leaves to make sure that your lawn looks neat and tend to any dead plants or tree branches.
Evergreen shrubs keep their leaves all year long, giving your outdoor living space color and cover. Yes, even in the winter, Evergreens hold onto their foliage. When placed strategically, evergreens can help to soften vertical lines around your home. To do so, put them in the front corners of your home.
Use a Walkway to Highlight Landscape Features
If there’s a particular plant or any part of your landscape design that you want to show off, a walkway leading to that specific point adds visual interest. These features may include but are not limited to, patios, firepits, and gardens. A golden rule here is to make sure that your walkway(s) is the same material as the architecture of your house.
Add Water Features
Water features are stunning. The golden rule here is to make it look natural by making sure that it blends into its surroundings. Incorporating natural stone into the landscape design is one way to do so, or once again, using material is already a part of your home’s architecture.
Add Outdoor Seating
Imagine a cool spot in the shade where you can sit and relax. What good is an outdoor living space, without being able to, well, live there? If you want to take things an extra step, you can add a screened porch to your outdoor living space. Just like water features, we install screened porches as well.
Other Landscaping Tips
- Try curved lines in your landscape
- Use a berm to accentuate a particular corner
- Big rocks can dramatize a backyard
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.