Your backyard is an extension of your home, and what better place to enjoy the great outdoors than in your own private retreat? Here are seven ways landscaping companies can turn your Hudson, OH, property into a stunning outdoor living space.
Creating outdoor rooms begins with function. Your landscaping company can help you explore options for customizing your landscape, including defined activity zones, multiple levels, shade structures, focal points, and outdoor rooms. Together, you will consider the separate spaces you need and what you will do in each room and how you, your family, and your guests will move from one space to another. These considerations will ensure that each zone or room meets your needs and is easily accessible and welcoming.
Creating destination areas isn’t just about creating individual spaces; it also considers traffic flow. This approach holds whether you want a single destination such as an intimate patio surrounded by lush plantings or a dream backyard complete with many destinations (zen garden, water feature, pool, outdoor kitchen, and so on).
Feature Nature’s Beauty
Thoughtfully planted luxurious vines, flower beds, container gardens, rock gardens, trees, and shrubs make you feel part of nature. Landscapers know which plants will thrive in your particular location, which ones will look great in all seasons, as well as the maintenance needs of each plant. Leverage their experience to choose plants that work with your lifestyle as well as your aesthetic, privacy, and shade needs.
Add an Outdoor Kitchen
Grill masters and gourmet chefs realize that where there’s food, people gather. Just as people will cram into an indoor kitchen no matter how tight the space, they will do the same outdoors. An outdoor kitchen becomes a natural gathering spot. Thoughtful design will ensure that the cook and all guests are happy and comfortable. Low seating walls, bars, refrigeration, ample countertops, and a sink turn a simple grill station into a kitchen that can handle any party.
Make It Private
Add privacy to make your outdoor space feel like a sanctuary. Privacy fences, hedges, and masonry walls can act as screens against unattractive views and nosy neighbors.
Sun is wonderful, but you often need a break for your skin’s sake. Mature trees, pergolas, arbors, retractable awnings, umbrellas, and shade sails are a few options for incorporating shade into your outdoor living space.
Maximize the Location
If your property has views, your landscape contractor can suggest ways to maximize them. Features that make a property unique (a pond, creek, large boulder, rock outcroppings, a grove of mature trees, or steep slopes) can be challenging and limit usability. However, a good landscape contractor will make the best of the location, and enhance it for greater enjoyment.
Homeowners have many outdoor living choices. Some like drama while others prefer zen-like tranquility. Many enjoy vast expanses of a manicured lawn, while others prefer a more dense, woodsy feel. Some like prominent and luxurious entertaining spaces, while others prefer a series of intimate areas that are tucked into the landscape. Hot tubs, fountains, gazebos, fire pits and fireplaces, creative outdoor lighting, and artistic use of pavers can transform ordinary backyards into stunning dream landscapes.