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Detailing The Landscape

Whether you want to update a boring lawn or you’re trying to bring life to the lawn of your new home, there are a few different landscape ideas to consider. If you have a larger lawn, then think about adding levels from a deck or patio to a focal point in the yard. Levels in the yard can inspire a relaxing feeling as well as one that is luxurious depending on the materials that you use and the design that you create. A small cottage with benches underneath and flowers along the sides is a charming addition to any lawn. Consult with a landscaping Sewickley PA company about the types of flowers that might look best in the yard and against the cottage background. When building the cottage, leave the sides open instead of enclosed so that you can enjoy the beauty of the yard.

If you’re organized and like things to be neat and precise, then you could create a symmetrical design with your landscaping. Plant flowers or hedges that are in symmetrical beds instead of just rectangular beds along the edges of your home. A small fountain or pond could be the center point of the design. Another option if you like staying organized would be to create a mirror effect of the exterior of the home. Use clean lines when making pathways and planting grass as well as a minimal number of shrubs and bushes to keep the focus on the overall layout instead of the design. If you have hills and valleys in your yard, then consider building a bridge to get from one area to another, especially if there are a few acres to traverse while walking in the yard. The bridge could be designed over a flower bed or over a small creek that you create in the yard. Add lights at each end of the bridge so that the highlights of the addition are illuminated at night.