Perhaps you’ve just bought a home and want to add your own touch to your new space. Or maybe you’re staying put in your current property but want to give it a new look. Either way, you definitely won’t go wrong with updating your garden’s landscape design. By taking this step, you’ll help your outdoor space reach its full potential while creating a garden that will impress your guests and boost your property’s curb appeal.
Not sure where to begin? You can start by exploring the following ideas and deciding which ones you’d like to incorporate in your home’s landscape design.
If you’re a “go big or go home” type of person, you’ll want to invest in a garden structure (or several of them if you have a large property). For instance, if you love entertaining and having guests over, you’ll want to set up a wrought-iron, vine-covered pergola on your garden. Furnish it with a wooden bench on each side to have a place where you can enjoy alfresco lunches and dinners with your loved ones. A small cabana, on the other hand, is a great choice if you’d like to have a quiet, peaceful place where you can read, write, or just enjoy a cup of coffee.
Grass-bordered patio stones
There’s nothing wrong with having a plain grass lawn or covering it with concrete to create a patio. But the magic happens when you combine these two elements: install patio stones on your garden then have them framed by lush green grass. It’s a great way to have a dry, non-muddy patio while incorporating the nature into the design. It’s also an excellent way to add texture and visual interest to your garden.
Wooden lattice fences
If you live in a safe neighborhood and security isn’t a big issue, you’ll want to frame your garden with wooden lattice fences. These give your property a chic, country-inspired look and instantly make it a lot more pleasant and welcoming. You can choose between a fence that’s fully latticed from top to bottom or one with timber slabs from the bottom and a wooden lattice on top for decoration.
Rocks in varying sizes
Most people associate landscape design with the removal of rocks to create a smooth, uninterrupted flow in the garden. However, depending on the landscape theme you want to use, you can actually use rocks to add visual drama to your space. Some designers add large rocks to a garden to frame certain areas or simply add texture, while others use smaller rocks to frame flower beds.
Pots and planters
Depending on your chosen landscape theme, you can plant flowers in similar pots to create a uniform look or use different pot styles and colors for different flowers to add variation to your space. Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to flowerpots — large rectangular planters also work well if you have a big garden or simply want to group your plants in one space.
These are just some of the ideas that you can incorporate into your landscape design. Don’t forget to use landscape curbing, too; it’s an excellent way to frame plant beds, shape grassy areas, and create distinct pathways in your garden. Call West View Curbing to learn more about your concrete landscaping options!