The world is changing rapidly as we move through the 21st Century. So are the possibilities of a great and entertaining landscape at your home. We all live 52 weeks a year. It is now possible to turn your backyard into a vacation destination where you can relax and entertain guests year round.
The 1960′s backyard was a grass lawn with possibly a swing-set or above-ground swimming pool. Today’s backyard can feature a large stone or paver patio for entertaining. A pond and waterfall adds peaceful running water featuring an enchanting water garden with beautiful koi and goldfish. An outdoor fireplace and barbeque pit changes your backyard into a lanai or outdoor living room. Children’s play sets, arbors with swings, pathways leading to garden rooms, stone walls and walkways, along with today’s rapidly growing supply of flowers, trees and shrubs create a resort atmosphere that you can enjoy year-round.
Outdoor lighting allows you to enjoy your yard in the evening, and adds beauty and security to the front of your home. Up-lights, moon-lights, pathway lights, and fiber-optic lighting creates the perfect evening atmosphere for a romantic evening.
Your front yard landscape design should maximize the curb appeal and value of your home. The center piece of your front yard landscape is a beautiful lawn framed with gorgeous shrubs, small trees and flowers. An attractive fountain or garden statue may complete the picture. Your eye should be drawn to the front entryway with seasonal color and a landscape that beautifies today’s attractive architecture, not hides it.
The 1960′s front lawn went from the driveway to the property line. A tree was planted in the center of the lawn and a row of shrubs was planted in front of the house. Today’s yard has a sculpted lawn with curved lines. The lawn is typically in the center of the yard and is framed by small trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials which frame the house and create a landscape showcase. Extremely large trees and shrubs often grow too large and dominate the landscape, hiding the house while shading the lawn and killing your grass. The well designed landscape is as beautiful today as when it reaches maturity.
The care of your yard is greatly simplified with an automatic lawn sprinkler system and a small lawn area to cut. The well designed landscape puts plants in their proper sun and soil conditions where they can prosper. The avoidance of large trees in your front yard will eliminate increasing shade which chokes the life out of your sun loving plants and grass, creating the need to re-landscape your home.