Often times, the outside of a house receives little to no design plans and things are pieced together. This should not be the case. The exterior is just as important as the interior of your home. Whether you have a manicured lawn, an intricate garden or a stone pathway, all of these outdoor areas are often the last to receive design attention, but they shouldn’t be: What surrounds your home is just as important as what is in it. Whether it’s a manicured front lawn, stone paver pathway or intricate vegetable garden, these spaces benefit from the same detailed planning that your kitchen or bathroom would need. Your landscape should complement your house’s design and architecture. Choosing the right plants, trees and hardscaping will not only make your home much more attractive but also can increase the value of your property.
When it comes to planning your new outdoor space, the starting point is usually the toughest. 5280 Landscaping has a collection of ideas and plans that will make it easy to design your yard, specific to how you will use it. Do you love gardening? Maybe a large vegetable garden or flower garden is the best use. Or maybe you are wanting a place for your kids to play and run around and a pool or playground is the best use of space. Consider how your family will get the most enjoyment and be sure that you give attention to both the front and back yard as they are truly separate places with their own purposes.
Considerations for the Front Yard
Front yards are quite often underused because of lack of planning. When designing your front yard, we will help you think about how to enhance your curb appeal. The front of your home is the first impression others get when they pull up so it should be designed to flow with the style of your house. Flower gardens are beautiful but do require a decent amount of maintenance. If that’s an issue, think about incorporating low-maintenance hedges or bushes as an alternative. A water feature, fence or stone walls can also add a “wow factor” without requiring a green thumb to maintain.
Considerations for the Back Yard
Because the backyard is often used for play and entertaining guests, dining areas, seating, an area to relax in the sun and a location for kids to play are key. Usually yards contain a flower or vegetable garden as well. And to really add some interesting elements, consider incorporating an outdoor kitchen, pergola or walkway. For sports oriented families, adding a basketball court or volleyball court would be fun.
We begin all landscape designs with a free consultation in which we talk with our customers about their goals and how they want to use their new space. During this phase we will discuss budget and help to provide perspective on what is possible. Everyone’s needs are different. Some homeowners are simply in need of a little curb appeal, others are looking to create outdoor living spaces for their family and some are in need of necessary elements like retaining walls for drainage purposes. After we better understand our customer’s needs, we will then use our expertise to guide the design phase. We’ll consider material that are based on plant and tree sustainability and also the environment.
5280 Landscaping is focused on helping our customers to design and build their dream outdoor spaces within their allowed budget. Our goal is to design a space that best fits your needs and enhances your outdoor experiences with friends and family.