It’s the time of year where we all get the bug and start thinking about Spring. For some of us this means spending a little too much time scrolling through Pinterest and daydreaming of the perfect landscaping. Fragrant flowers, luscious grass, and trees that give shade from the Florida sun. It’s the perfect season to think about all of the things you can do to make your landscape dreams a reality.
North Central Florida is an ideal location to turn your yard into the Pinterest-worthy Spring landscape that you’ve been dreaming about. It takes some careful thought, planning, and some help from the pros at LawnMore.
The first step to creating that picturesque landscape in your own back yard is careful planning and design. Whether you are starting from scratch, or redesigning existing landscape, you’ll want to think about how you’re going to organize the space. First, you’ll want to think about how you use the space now and how you would like to use it. Do you need space for outdoor dining? Would you like a play structure for the kids? Or do you just want a shaded place to put a comfortable chair so you can sit outside with your morning coffee? All of these things are going to be important features in your design plan. Whether you DIY or go with a professional, prioritize the comfort and usability of the space when designing your landscape.
Hardscaping, or the man-made aspects of your landscape design is a key element in creating your dream garden. Hardscaping gives your yard defined spaces, prevents grass creep and adds dimension. Garden paths, outdoor kitchens, gazebos, and water features are just the beginning. Elements like outdoor living room, oversized fireplaces, seating walls and stone edging can be added to give your landscaping a comfortable, luxurious feel. Another great benefit of hardscaping is the opportunity to bring different colors and textures into your design. Cast concrete, river rock, slate, gravel, and natural stone offer different aesthetics. Your landscaping designer can help you realize your vision with a 3D rendering that gives you an idea of how your hardscaping can be a part of a beautiful, functional outdoor space.
The perfect focal point will help inform decisions about the rest of your landscape plans. The other components of your landscaping will draw attention to and provide a pleasing background for your focal point. Avoid over-crowding the space around your focal point, this will result in a clean, uncluttered look for your space. You want your landscaping to draw attention to your focal point, not detract from it.
An important piece of your dream landscape is having the right plants. Your lifestyle and commitment to maintenance should be the driving force in your choice of plants for your landscape. Do you want low-maintenance plants that you can care for yourself, or with relatively routine landscaping maintenance? Or are more drawn to the depth and drama of sculpted shrubbery and privacy hedges? Whatever your aesthetic, make sure that you arrange for the proper upkeep and maintenance. With the right care, your plants will grow and thrive, making your outdoor living space feel comfortable and beautiful.
Talk to the professionals at LawnMore to make your landscaping dream a reality. We have an awesome landscape designer, twenty years of experience, and a dream landscape pinterest board of our very own. We would love to help you create an outdoor living space your family will love.