This post is the second in a series that describes the construction of an elegant but practical front entry, providing you with how you can turn your front walkway landscape idea into reality. Let’s start with a look at the old stairs and landing area on the left to compare with what was created on the right.
Planning your landscape construction project ensures that your requirements are well understood in order to produce a well designed and constructed project that will be completed on time within the approved budget.
One of the most popular ways to turn your backyard into a more enjoyable area is to expand on or build a new patio. In fact, this is often one of the most important features to have in a backyard, when it comes to buying or selling a home. Whether you are looking to create that “wow” factor when selling, or just want a nice place to sit and relax after a long day at work, having a backyard patio is one of the best ways to do it.
Spring is upon us, which means longer, warmer days, bright colors, green grass and everyone’s favorite task: landscape cleanup. Although it may seem tedious and never-ending, cleaning up your property in the spring can help to revitalize and reawaken a yard that has been dormant for the last few months. By starting the landscape cleanup process as quickly as possible, you can set your yard up for success and reduce the amount of cleanup and maintenance that is required throughout the rest of spring and summer.
Whenever you start the process of building a retaining wall, one of the big decisions that you face is how to choose the type of retaining wall material that is right for your project. Because of the variety of different materials available, you will need to consider several factors before you make your final decision.
Although retaining walls are a seemingly simple enhancement to any landscaping project, nearly 80% of all residential retaining walls fail at one point or another because of poor drainage. Even though it is often passed over, drainage is the most important aspect of any retaining wall’s structure.
Two of the most common issues faced by homeowners when spring rains approach are landscape drainage and grading problems. Landscape drainage issues lead to situations where basements flood, plantings fail or lawns turn into a muddy mess. In order for your garden to be as successful as possible, proper landscape drainage is an absolute necessity.
One of the great things about having a back yard, whether it be large or small, is being able to enjoy a back patio. Although a simple patio design consisting of a slab of concrete and a couple chairs can give you a place to go sit and wind down, taking some time to plan a functional, relaxing and versatile backyard patio can greatly increase the time that you spend enjoying your new outdoor space.
Retaining walls are a very versatile and uniquely designed structure whose purpose is to hold soil on one side and be free standing on the other. This type of wall can help you work with uneven topography and changes of grade in a landscape. When properly designed and constructed, a retaining wall can help make usable space out of steep slopes, give you a place to plant and even create a level area for a driveway.
Building a simple path in your yard is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add character, functionality and charm to your landscaping. Whether to help keep traffic off of your lawn, or just to change the look of your garden area, a walkway makes an excellent accent to any home or garden. When constructing your walkway, there are a variety of different variables to think about, including durability, look, feel and materials. A landscape construction expert can help you select the right walkway design for your needs, however itâ€™s good to have a good grasp of what you need before you start talking about installation.