A meticulously manicured lawn, perfectly coiffed trees and shrubs, and a breathtaking flower garden just bursting with color: it’s all for naught without a place to recline, relax, and take in the scenery.
More than anything, landscaping is about striking a balance between softscapes – the living, horticultural components of your lawn and garden – and residential hardscapes, which are those permanent structures that lend aesthetic support and direction.
As spring begins to settle in, homeowners in Ellicott City and surrounding areas will soon begin to spray and mow and water and weed their lawns. But the importance of residential hardscapes should not be swept aside like so many branches and leaves during winter cleanup.
Here are just four examples that can revitalize the lawn of your residence or estate.
- Front Walkways/Entrances: A home’s entrance is often the first thing a guest will see upon arrival, resulting in the first impressions he or she has regarding a property. Entranceways are an underrated source of creative design, but are, literally, an upfront means of boosting aesthetic appeal. Walkways are an essential addition to any home, connecting guests with various points of interest surrounding a residence or estate, while providing an overall sense of cohesiveness.
- Outdoor Entertainment Areas: Whether intended as a family gathering hub or as the social nexus for your next big rave, versatility is the name of the game when crafting an outdoor entertainment area. Think big while bringing a bit of the indoors outside. A flagstone patio complete with an outdoor kitchen and sleek, stainless steel accoutrements, and a strategically placed fireplace or firepit will help to heat things up, while boosting your lawn’s visual aesthetic.
- Retaining walls: Defense meets decoration as hardscaped retaining walls combat the effects of erosion and storm water runoff, while optimizing the beauty of your home. Forged from stone, brick, or even native plants, retaining walls establish a natural outline for your yard, created in sync with the architecture of your home.
- Waterfalls: Whether sandstone, slate, limestone, or granite, hardscaped waterfalls provide an awe-inspiring conversation piece when guests drop by, while also serving as a personal oasis of sight and sound for both stress-addled homeowners and assorted wildlife, from birds to butterflies.
Options abound for residences and estates, from fences to ornate mailboxes, decks and driveways, and structures like arbors and pergolas. When it comes to ideas for enlivening your lawn, the only limit is your imagination.
eos Outdoor Services’ craftsmen specialize in low-maintenance, cost-effective installations that are composed of high-quality, durable, and seasonally adaptable materials. We adhere to all industry construction and safety standards and building codes, and our work is 100 percent guaranteed. To receive a free quote for your residence or estate, fill out the form to the right.
Or contact us today to speak to a team member about how we can make your landscaping dreams a reality.