One of the best things about homeownership is that you have full control over everything. You get to have the yard look just the way you want it to. You can paint the walls, replace siding and windows, and do all sorts of things to your home to reflect your personality and style. The beauty of it is that like the people who own them, every house is unique. You should have a yard that looks like your yard and not like every other yard on the block. Here are just a few of the different types of yards that a professional landscape design contractor can help plan and implement for you. |
Low Maintenance Yards
You will find as you start talking to landscape design experts that some of them know exactly what you mean by “low maintenance” and some do not. Everyone’s interpretation of what “reasonable amount of maintenance” means is different because everyone has very different lives and priorities.
Generally speaking, however, a yard that is low maintenance will include automatic sprinklers, plants that are native to the area already so they don’t require very much special care, if any, and trees or bushes that provide enough shade to keep the sun from damaging other vegetation.
Make sure you talk to a contractor about the level of maintenance you will be able to do on your property and once you are confident that you are seeing eye to eye on this matter, they will be able to put together something that you will be able to spend time taking care of, or something that will look great even if you are not outside slaving away over it hours a day.
Well Shaded Yards
If sitting under a tree in your front yard, watching the neighbors walk by, holding a glass of chilled lemonade in your hand sounds like your favorite pastime, you will want a solid amount of shade to sit under. Unfortunately, a well shaded yard can take a while to realize since most trees will take some time to grow tall enough and branch out enough to provide enough shade. However, there are some young trees that can be planted that will grow quickly and may be mature enough for shade in a couple years. For some more good news, a contractor can usually install a roof over your porch or provide a pergola that may provide enough shade in the meantime.
Drought Resistant Yards
All over the country, there are pockets of areas that are experiencing severe drought. It is crucial in these areas that homeowners be prudent with their water usage. One thing that you can do if you are concerned about water preservation is to have a landscape designer put in a drought resistant landscape for you.
If you are avoiding putting in a drought resistant yard because you imagine a yard full of landscaping rocks, bricks, and statues, rest assured this type of hardscape is not your only option. There are many varieties of drought resistant grasses, plants, and other vegetation that can look great. You would never know by looking at these landscape elements that they are highly drought resistant, but you might be surprised.
Call Experienced Professionals
Being able to landscape your property just the way you like it is one of the greatest joys about owning a home. While you may want just sod laid down and no extra bells and whistles, this same theme is not going to be for everyone. When you want something different, work with landscape design contractors who can put your vision to life.
W.H. Boyer, Inc.'s 3 step landscape design process will make your home come to life and fit your landscape to what you envision it to be. Contact us today! Visit our page on http://whboyerlandscape.com/landscape-design.html/ for more info!
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