What makes a garden or outdoor living space look magazine-worthy, and how do you achieve that showcase look? Many homeowners we talk with want something more for their home’s exterior and landscaping, but aren’t sure where to start.
Much like designing your interior living space, landscaping often centers around a “style” choice based on your lifestyle and interests. Of course, a great designer will work with you to create a cohesive environment that is perfect for you, but it’s always a good idea to think about your goals beforehand. Here is what you’ll want to consider to find your landscaping style:
The size of your family and the other people living in your home are important considerations to make when deciding on the layout and design of your landscaping. Do you have children or grandchildren who need soft grass to run and play on? Pets that should stay away from certain types of plants? Or, have your children moved out of the house and you’re finally ready for the intricate garden of your dreams?
Next, think about how much maintenance you want to put into your lawn care and landscaping. Are you willing to hire someone to keep your flowers and trees in good shape after seasonal changes? If you’re planning on keeping up with care on your own, it may change which types of plants you choose.
Lastly, do you have a style inspiration for your landscaping? You may want your home’s exterior to be an extension of your interior design. Take a look at the decorative elements you’re already using and keep them in mind when deciding on pavers, water features, decking and other materials.
Now that you’ve made a few key decisions, you’re ready to transform your home’s exterior! The experts at Dreamscape Designers can transform any boring, bland yard into a luscious and relaxing outdoor space. Give us a call at (757) 412-1265 to find out about the services we offer.