Whether you want to spend more time outside with your family or you want to be able to open your yard to friends and family for get-togethers, properly landscaping the yard is key. Here are 3 vital elements of every great outdoor landscaping project.
1. Creating Seating Areas
Sometimes this is as simple as buying outdoor furniture, but even in such a case, the landscaping design should designate areas for the furniture. You don’t want seating areas to feel cramped. Plus, families will want places that are comfortable for kids.
One way to add seating without spending a fortune on furniture is to create permanent seating areas around trees. This adds the benefit of shade for the seating. Just be sure to leave enough room for growing trees so that the stonework isn’t damaged by growing roots or trunks.
2. Add a Cooking Area
No one is going to spend more than a few hours outdoors unless food is available. One great way to keep the festivities going is to add a cooking area. This can range from a small grill to a full outdoor kitchen. Be sure to have necessary protection for outdoor cooking areas during inclement weather, and try to keep cooking areas close enough to the action that the cook isn’t isolated while everyone else is having a good time.
3. Include Water Elements
Whether it’s a pool for summer pool parties, a hot tub for cool winter evenings, or a small waterfall and pond for creating tranquil moments, water can completely change the tone of a landscape. Just be sure to provide proper safeguards for any children who will take part in water activities.
The Right Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, and Experienced Growers
Don’t forget to call West Coast Trees to learn what trees, shrubs, and grasses will perfectly complement your outdoor entertaining choices. Our experienced growers can help you to develop an attractive and easy to maintain landscape to accompany your outdoor seating and cooking areas. Call 619-518-9507 to start your project today.