Consider remodelling your kitchen or bathroom when considering how to improve your house. But instead of sticking to the norm, why not concentrate on landscaping?
The overall look and feel of your home is greatly influenced by the landscaping (and it can improve resale value, too). Your yard should be a place where you can go to unwind and decompress from the outside world, depending on the landscaping design you select.
Consider your long-term objectives when selecting a landscaping style, such as designing your yard for kids, sustainability, entertaining, or relaxation. Be knowledgeable about your neighborhood’s zoning regulations, which may forbid certain building types or sizes, as well as your climate.
You don’t need to take a plane to a far-off island to feel tropical. With lush greenery and vibrant colours, you can recreate them for your own backyard landscaping project. Palm trees, birds of paradise, hibiscus flowers, bougainvillaea, orchids, and jasmine are all symbols of a tropical getaway if your climate permits them.
You can incorporate tropical elements in any growing zone. Even in less-than-tropical climates, a hammock swaying in the wind, a pool or hot tub—with a waterfall to really level up—tiki statues and torches, bamboo accents, a fire pit, and brightly coloured outdoor furniture are functional. It’s not required to create a signature drink at a tiki bar in the backyard.
Consider a woodland landscaping design if a cosy cabin in the woods is your idea of the perfect getaway. With little to no human intervention, forest trees, shrubs, and flowers can be allowed to grow in their own time in this type of landscape design, making it a great option for low-maintenance options.
Traditional choices include hardwood trees (such as oak, maple, hickory, walnut, and cherry), but they do require more time to grow and are a longer-term investment. Take into account how the landscape will look throughout the year, as these trees also hibernate in the winter. Softwoods, such as cedar, juniper, pine, redwood, spruce, and yew, grow more quickly and keep their winter cover.