Backyard Landscaping Ideas:
Shaping It Up
Due to the fact that most residential properties have a block-shaped lot, most homeowners assume that backyard landscaping would be designed in such a way that it follows the same basic shape. But who says you have to stay in the lines? Ask an experienced designer at a landscape maintenance company what the possibilities are, and you’ll find yourself well on your way to having backyard landscaping that throws boxy backyard designs for a curve.
Naturally, your imagination can run as wild as it wants, but what actually happens will depend on the size of your backyard and the area where you live. Some climates are more welcoming to certain types of foliage and flowers, so you’ll need some advice on what grows well in your neck of the woods.
Adding landscaping in circular or curvilinear forms works especially well in larger yards where the natural landscape is sloped or has some roll in terrain. Regardless of size, however, the curvature in design accommodates those irregularities and, in many cases, even compliments them. Think about adding gardens in patterns that are reflective of that shape; and rather than following the straight and narrow when it comes to hardscaping, build a patio area that’s circular shaped, even if you’re only working with enough space to allow for a half-moon.
Consider your backyard landscaping as the perfect way to create and set off an oasis, and use your curves. Literally center things around a fire pit or a water feature like a pond or fountain and set up circular seating areas where you can relax by the firelight or listen to the gentle sounds of the water. Radiate out from there with circular shaped flower beds or planted areas that hug the curve. Get some inspiration and guidance on your hardscape design or pond design so that you can have a better idea of what may be realistic for your property and your budget.
Give your backyard some curve appeal! Call the friendly team at Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call today!