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What Does Your Landscaping Need?

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Add Finishing Touches To Your Landscaping

You’ve gone to a lot of trouble to maintain your home. After all, it’s the largest investment you’ll ever make. When you want to add the final touches to the exterior, landscaping is the perfect option. Whether you need to add landscaping to a new home, or you want to redesign what you already have, it is a good idea to understand what your house really needs to have that completed look you’ve always wanted. In order to get just what you want, consider these aspects when looking into landscaping projects.

Study Your Yard First

Before you dive into designs, plants, or other things you want to do, it is important to think about your yard and what it has to offer. Consider the topography of your site, the type of soil you have, and the climate of your area. Your yard has certain conditions such as areas that might get more sun and areas that might get more shade. These details will help determine what landscaping items will do well and where.

How Do You Want To Use The Yard?

Think about who uses the yard and how. If you have children that will be outside playing, you don’t want a bunch of thorny bushes in the way where they could fall and get hurt. If you have pets, you might want to avoid certain plants that can harm them as well. Perhaps you want to entertain in your yard and that will help you dictate the landscaping design. Our patio renovations allow you to install a firepit, built-in barbecue, and more. Your budget will also be a big concern and will help you determine specifics.

Add A Theme To The Landscaping

Identifying a theme can help you choose the right plants and materials to go together in a cohesive manner. Themes don’t have to be complicated and can be as easy as using consistent shapes or colors. They can also be more complex and include a relaxation garden or sculptured bushes. When looking at these options, consider the overall appearance of your home and think of the landscaping as an extension of that. Themes can help you select the right items with a lot more ease.

Look Into The Future

You may know what you want your landscaping to look like right now, but what about in the future? Bushes and plants grow and you need to understand how fast and how large they get. Planting two things that grow large close together can lead to issues down the road. It might look strange now to distance items, but you need to think about their fully matured state as opposed to what they appear like now.

Get Professional Help For All Your Landscaping Needs

It’s great fun to look at pictures online and browse greenhouses for plants, but when it comes time to make final decisions, O&R Building is here to help! We understand the layout of outdoor spaces and we want to give you an extended living area that will help you enjoy the natural elements around your home as much as possible.