Caution: Before You Begin Landscaping
Carefully considering your landscaping options is as important for its overall appearance as applying preventive care to your lawn’s grass before you get started. This includes keeping the grass from growing out of control, pesky weeds from taking root, and preventing bugs, rodents, and other common pests from harming your grass, shrubs, and ornamental plants.
Preventive care, regular lawn upkeep, and making a landscaping plan are excellent steps to ensure that your yard stays beautiful and enticing for you and your guests.
Here are a few stylish and timeless landscaping ideas for you to start brainstorming your own dream yard:
A Backyard Fire Pit
A fire pit is an ideal place to have an outdoor gathering at any time of the year, as long as the weather cooperates with your schedule. You can purchase a basic fire pit at any home improvement store, or have a custom model made to better fit your sense of style.
A low-cost metal bowl styled fire pit will meet your needs if you are simply looking for a place to roast marshmallows, but if you want to showcase an elegant and sophisticated setting that will be the center of activity of your yard, then you may want to look into having a unique fire pit built on your property.
An Outdoor Dining Area
If you want to make the most out of enjoying your backyard space for mealtimes, parties, and get-togethers, then an outdoor dining area will be an excellent addition to your lawn. The options for an outdoor eating space range from a simple picnic table, to a fancier and more elaborate al fresco dining area.
It doesn’t take too much effort to landscape a simple dining area for your yard. Simply arrange a level layer of concrete blocks or pour a flat slab of concrete, set up a dining space with some outdoor furniture on your sturdy and flat surface, break out the grill, and you’re set for any event from barbeque to brunch.
Add A Wonderful Water Feature
Water features are well-known for helping people feel calm, relaxed, and at peace while enjoying their yard. The good news that simple pond and waterfall kits are readily available at most hardware stores which make setting up a beautiful water feature a fairly straightforward process. On the other hand, if you have the time and know-how, a hand-dug pond is an even more fulfilling and impressive yard feature than any store-bought fountain could hope to be.
Not only do many water features collect excess water when it rains, but you can also add some koi, fancy goldfish, and lotus plants, and other pond flora and fauna of your choice to let your personal style run wild.
If you are in need of a place of solace and solitude, a meditation garden may be just what you are looking for. Since colour has been shown to affect one’s mood, it is a good idea to feature calming colours such as green and white in and around your meditation garden. A water feature is an excellent central focal point for any meditation garden, especially since many people consider flowing water to have a soothing effect.
If these charming landscaping ideas have inspired you to start planning out your ultimate yard, Peel Landscape is waiting to help make your landscaping dreams come true. If you live in or near Georgetown or Mississauga, Ontario, contact us today at 1-888-265-7214.