Here at Carroll Landscaping, we believe that your backyard should be an oasis for both you and your family. It can be overwhelming to create the landscape of your dreams when you have many ideas. Narrowing down the plethora of options becomes a challenge, but we’re here to help. We’re going to provide you with some backyard landscaping tips that will serve many purposes. Your family will have a safe and stylish space to live in, relax, and play in. Keep reading!
Gathering and Relaxation Zones
Every backyard will differ depending on your needs and preferred aesthetics. However, each outdoor living space should have two zones if your goal is to enhance the functionality of your landscape. The first zone is the gathering space where you and your family and guests can eat and socialize. These areas include decks and patios, which we can install in your home.
The second zone should be an area designed to help you relax. Ideas include having a hammock in the corner, a terrace underneath a large tree or comfortable outdoor seating that’s separated far away from the gathering area. People often don’t take advantage of the smaller spaces in their yard and tend to focus on the gathering area only. Leaving specific zones designated is visually pleasing and makes your landscape look more open. Also, it gives you or your children a place to hideaway.
Focusing on the Edges of Your Landscape
Once you have decided where your gathering zone is going to be and your relaxation area, edges should be the next focus. It’s vital to design the spaces in between. Creating borders with evergreen shrubs and trees gives your outdoor living space structure. Adding ornamental grasses, perennials, and annuals help add structure, visual appeal, and layers to your backyard. If you’re a beginner gardener, you can experiment with container plants to see if you have a green thumb or give us a call. We’re experts when it comes to plantings.
Tending to the Middle of the Yard
The middle of the yard should be left open. It should be a space without plantings. Areas like this are ideal for letting the children roam around and breaking up the visual aesthetics. In other words, too many plantings can clutter and overwhelm a space. An open area using a variety of different shapes surrounded by plantings adds a centerpiece or focal point.
Interested in Improving Your Landscape? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping 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.