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Landscaping Ideas To Complete Your Home


Finish The Landscaping In Style

When you add a few elements to the exterior of your home, it can make a huge difference in the curb appeal. The house finally feels finished with those little touches. A barren backyard can turn into a dream living space. The front of the home can go from boring to cozy and welcoming. All you need to do is find the right landscaping elements and bring them together in an individualized plan. It sounds a lot harder than it is, but with professional help from O & R Building, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Here are several ideas to consider for your California home.

Add Lighting

With plenty of solar garden lights, the options for lighting are almost endless these days. If you have a path that goes up to the front of your house, around your garden, or out to your patio, adding lighting down that path gives it a finished look. You don’t have to maintain the lights, other than changing the batteries once in awhile. And if you choose the right lights, they can add a touch of beauty during the daylight hours as well.

Consider Shade

The California heat can be cumbersome at times and you may want shade in certain areas of your yard. Perhaps there is a window where the sun beats into your home. You could add a tree or bush nearby that can shade that window. Maybe you want shade on your patio to enjoy the afternoon breeze outside at times. The shade elements can bring extra comfort to the inside and outside of your home while adding aesthetic interest as well.

Consider Maintenance

Some plants take more work than others. If you want to spend a lot of time in the garden, get something that needs to be pruned and trimmed in order to thrive. On the other hand, if you want something that will grow and do things on its own, there are options down that avenue as well. Consider how much time you want to spend on your landscaping once it is all installed and keep that in mind as you ask questions and make decisions.

Fencing Options

If you have children or pets, you may want a fence for those reasons, but fencing can also add to a landscape design. If you put a small fence and gate around the garden, for example, you can have fragrant climbing vines and other intriguing options that add to the look and scent of the outdoor living space.

Ask For Ideas

When you are ready to get started on your landscaping options, ask for help from the O & R Building team. We want to make the most of your outdoor space and California’s beautiful weather. Your budget and goal becomes ours and we will help you from the design all the way through to maintenance. You don’t have to worry about a think as we provide your individualized plan that we can change in any way to suit your preferences.