When you decide to add outdoor features to your yard with the help of a landscaping company, each feature will be carefully considered in terms of your entire outdoor space. In this way, purposeful landscaping spaces can be achieved on your Winchester and Swampscott, MA, area property. Here are some landscape design ideas to consider, to make this happen:
Create a Natural Oasis with Plantings
As you take steps to consider an enhanced landscape, you may crave a spot where you can relax. Carefully curated plantings could help to establish the type of natural oasis you desire and enable you to have a landscaping space with purpose.
Surround your backyard paver patio with colorful blooming shrubs, such as rhododendrons and azaleas, while adding masonry planters along the paver patio area. Lush greenery can also be used around your pool patio and along your front and back walkways for a natural vibe that is in welcome contrast to the man-made features you are adding throughout your backyard.
Build a Paver Patio for Party Potential
In addition to creating a landscaping space where you can relax and enjoy nature, you may want to design a gathering spot to host parties and family get-togethers. A paver patio can be an ideal landscape addition for this reason. It could be an expansive patio that surrounds your new inground pool and extends to include an outdoor kitchen under a pavilion, for versatility whenever you have people visiting on a summer day.
Make Your Front Yard a Welcoming Area
Your front yard area is ideally welcoming already but could use a boost with some more color and an updated driveway. A paver walkway could give this outdoor area more style, while outdoor lighting could help set the tone of your home as an inviting place to be. Your landscape contractor can add step lighting as well as ambient lighting along the walkways and in the nearby garden beds.
Provide Privacy with Retaining Walls
You may want to create a purposeful landscaping space by adding retaining walls to your property, which can help to prevent erosion while also closing in outdoor living spaces, to make them more intimate and in some cases more private. Retaining walls can also be helpful structures to add around the exterior of your home to protect your home’s foundation. When you add a retaining wall close to the house, you can keep soil from moving downhill toward the structure.
Add an Irrigation System
Once you introduce new plantings and establish new grass around your landscape updates, adding an irrigation system will keep your landscaping hydrated, by offering the proper amounts of water—not too much or too little—based on the sensors in the system. In this way, an irrigation system helps you conserve water and only hydrates the plantings and lawn when necessary.