Landscape Designs to Suit your Home

By Brian Gallant

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Landscape Designs

Appealing Landscape Designs

Landscape design allows you to carry your interior decorating scheme to the outdoors. Whether you are a fan of floral and whimsical motifs, or you prefer a more rustic and rugged appeal, you can customize your backyard landscaping to represent the needs of you and your family, as well as your personal style.

When planning your backyard landscape design, it is important to outline exactly what you want from your outdoor space. Mapping out areas in your yard to serve specific purposes will allow you to create a cohesive area for your family and friends to gather, while also creating a beautiful outdoor oasis designed for rest and relaxation.

Inter locking stone can be used to serve many purposes in your landscape design, specifically creating dining or seating areas, walkways, partitions and many other unique design concepts. Inter locking stone is available in hundreds of different colours, textures and designs and can be customized to fit perfectly with your outdoor space. Stone can also be laid in a variety of patterns, to ensure your look is unique and seamless.

Also choosing the best plants, flowers and outdoor vegetation to suit your space is an important step of the design process, as they will add interest, colour and privacy to your backyard oasis. Cedar trees are a great alternative to installed fencing for those who enjoy a more open feel to their back yard, yet want added privacy from neighborhood noise and excitement. Interesting tall grasses can also add privacy, while offering a unique and transparent look. Colorful flowering plants and succulents are a great way to tie in a colour scheme to your outdoor space.

There are a wide variety of exotic and local plant options to choose from and you can incorporate as much or as little color and vibrancy as you would like. Planting perennials, plants that reappear year after year, often larger and more bountiful, will offer your backyard landscaping a more rustic and natural feel and require far less work and upkeep that annual plants, those that last only one season. Incorporating stones, rocks, colored mulch and shells are a great way to ground a garden and tie in a streamlined and clean look.

In addition to the added space and beauty your outdoor landscape design will add to your home, it will also significantly increase the value of your home by adding stunning curb appeal. When adding an outdoor dining or living area, fire pit, serenity garden or wet bar, you are offering potential buyers the chance to envision themselves relaxing in and enjoying the outdoor space you have created.

When planning your backyard landscape designs, it is important to ensure you have outlined the exact wants and needs you have for your future oasis. Identifying areas to perform specific purposes, such as dining or lounging areas, will allow you to create the perfect outdoor space for your family and friends to gather. With the multitude of plants and materials available, landscape design allows you to carry your interior decorating scheme to the outdoors.

Brian Gallant started Cedargate Landscaping in 1991. From landscaping design, consultation to completion, Cedargate will help you transform your yard into a beautiful part of your home. Whether you need help with softscaping, hardscaping, backyard lighting, landscape lighting, plants, soils or high quality wood structures Cedargate has experience and advice you can rely on.

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