If you ever watch any of the myriads of house-flipping shows on TV, you probably recognize the importance of landscaping in curb appeal – or how attractive a house looks to a passer-by on the street. You can spend a fortune designing the interior of a home, but if the lawn is in shambles or just plain boring, you won’t draw in a lot of interested buyers. Even if you aren’t selling your house, you’d be amazed at how you can fall in love with it all over again by redesigning the lawn. The home suddenly becomes warmer and more inviting; however, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can plant a few flowers and be done with it.
Although vegetation is certainly important, it’s just one element of landscaping. The other is known as hardscaping. As opposed to the plant life in a yard, which is called softscaping, hardscaping has to do with all the non-plant design elements of a yard. In other words, all the paved walkways, walls, patios, fences, lawn ornaments and rocks constitute as your lawn’s hardscape. Hardscaping represents the foundation and anchor of landscaping plans. You should plan your hardscaping carefully and implement it before starting to softscape.
Let’s not forget about the importance of the lawn in your landscape design. Whether you like a large sweeping lawn for a grand entry to your property or a small patch of grass for your best friend to do his business. A beautiful lawn is a perfect way to create a curving mounding effect for your landscape beds. Give a lush green pathway that’s soft on the kids’ feet or even an inviting entryway to the rest of your property.
Given these considerations among many more brain stormed concepts, combining your wants with our ideas, and The Groundskeeper’s many years of experience, it is most assured we can create and install your perfect outdoor space.