A good rear landscape should reflect how you like to entertain, while incorporating those essential parts that you will enjoy as long as you live in your home. The patio should be complimented with thoughtful landscape plantings, low voltage lighting, and the thought of easy maintenance. By incorporating curves into your hardscaping you will help “soften” the area to the eyes, and those curves will assist the transition to the landscape beds.
Did you know that a well thought-out front yard landscape can increase the value of your house and add curb appeal? This should be a good enough reason to start working on a comprehensive plan to fix what’s wrong in your yard.
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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommends that homeowners invest 10 percent of the home’s value in landscaping. Landscape architecture goes beyond plantings, or softscaping, to include structural features like lighting, fences, garden paths, fire pits, swimming pools, and ponds. Outdoor rooms, terraces, and decks are also high-yield structural or hardscaping investments. CKC Landscaping can work with you to generate a detailed plan. Once the plan is finished, sit back and watch us implement it to perfection!
Landscaping Steep Slopes
If the area you are landscaping in has a steep slope, build terraces or steps across the slope to divert water away from slopes and prevent soil erosion. Between the steps, spread a thick layer of wood chips or decorative stone to protect the soil. If the slope is gentle, seeding grass may be enough. Getting your gutters run underground will also lessen any existing runoff issues you may have. Read more about Storm Water Management here.
Top 5 Privacy Plants
-Arborvitae -Leyland Cypress -Cryptomeria -White Pines -Concolor Firs When creating a privacy border, you should stagger your plantings if possible, and mix deciduous plants in at multiple height levels.
Create a beautiful backyard by adding a garden water feature. Contact CKC Landscaping to help you choose what works with your landscape design – waterfalls, fountains and more.
Including a fire feature in your outdoor space has many benefits. Fire features make the perfect place for a fireside meal, drinks or chats. They also provide warmth for evening gatherings in your outdoor space. Thirdly, fire features provide entertainment, enhance your space and make a stylish statement.