The beauty of the outdoor spaces of your property, depend on various aspects. You need to use the right proportion of green/living elements and non-living/masonry features to add function and aesthetics to these areas.
It also means, you must conduct some research and find out what products and landscaping materials are available in the market. You would have to choose something that syncs with the overall style and appeal of your outdoor spaces and exterior of your home.
Range of Landscaping Materials
When you start to look, you will find that there are many materials and products available to create the dynamic landscaping you want, such as:
- Plants and shrubs- Apart from trees and lawns, you can also install different types of plants and shrubs. Look for hardy plantings that will survive in different types of weather.
- Water-Efficient Planting Options- Since water conservation is important; you can opt for plants that consume less water. Choose succulents, local cacti, and ground cover in place of traditional lawns.
- Rocks and boulders– While hardscape features like paved pathways and walkways, steps, patios and decks are integral to many landscapes, including rocks and boulders creatively is a great way to add beauty to your outdoor spaces.
- Colorful mulches– Applying different types of organic mulches is a good way to create water-efficient and sustainable landscapes.
Create an Interesting Outdoor Space
Planning a landscape that provides some visual relief and looks interesting all at once is about using features of the right sizes and shapes. Look for plants with leaves of different colors and textures and find plants that bloom at different times of the year. It will help ensure that your landscape has a pop of color through the seasons.
It’s also important to choose plants and shrubs with similar watering needs as that will help in water conservation too. Install paver pathways and walkways and use interesting rocks and boulders to create decorative and interesting features. Make sure that the ground is stable and that there are no soil erosion issues.
You can mitigate these problems by installing retaining walls specially engineered for this purpose. Make sure that the landscape also has the right type of storm water drainage systems to direct water towards the outer boundary of your property. One way to plan your dynamic landscape right and make sure that you have the right types of landscaping materials is to contact skilled professionals in the landscaping field.