Putting thought into your landscape is about much more than achieving a beautiful space. It is about creating a functional space that meets your house’s landscape needs and is aesthetically pleasing. You can create an outdoor oasis that inspires you. However, you may be wondering where to start. One of the greatest things about beautiful landscaping is that there are no set rules for achieving a masterpiece. Your landscape is yours and you can use an outdoor design that suits your preferences. We at Tanabe Gardens Landscaping have helped many people achieve beautiful and unique landscapes. Below, we share 7 landscape ideas that you can use to create an enchanting outdoor space.
1. Let lavender take over your landscape
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance option for your garden, consider planting some lavender. Lavender fields offer a romantic and beautiful touch to any space. Lavender is low maintenance and beautiful when in full bloom. A garden overrun with lavender will conjure up those whimsical youthful feelings of running through a field of tall grass. Lavender also offers the benefit of being a bug repellant. It will keep the mosquitoes away and ensure you’re comfortable when you want to spend some time outdoors. You can add to the rustic and whimsical feeling by adding some stone features such as a natural stone fireplace.
2. Make use of your vertical space with window boxes
Is your yard too small? Or are you completely lacking a front yard? You don’t have to have a large yard to experience the benefits of well-thought out landscaping. Take advantage of vertical space by having window boxes installed if you don’t already have them. Window boxes are effective house landscaping tools. They will allow you to add a splash of green to the outside of your property. They are easy to maintain no matter the season as they are easy to access from inside the house. Window boxes don’t just add to the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space but also your indoor space.
3. Use native plants
This is probably one of the most important tips in garden landscaping. The best way to achieve an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space is by using native plants. Plants that are native to the area will thrive in your garden with little to no maintenance. These plants won’t need any specialized care. They will ensure your garden looks lush. You should make use of native grasses, shrubs, trees and plants as much as possible.
4. Add some succulents
Create some textural contrast by adding some succulents. Succulents are not only beautiful plants but also low maintenance and drought resistant. They will ensure that your landscape has a touch of green throughout the year. Some Succulents have beautiful blooms that will add a splash of color to your landscape. Succulents also offer a great way to vary the texture of your landscape. Consider using different types of succulents for added variety.
5. Add a mini water feature
Every landscape can benefit from a water feature. This feature doesn’t have to be large or expensive to install and maintain. You can borrow a leaf from Japanese zen gardens and have a mini water feature installed. Though small in size, mini water features can completely transform the look, feel, and use of your space. They will infuse your landscape with energy and provide a calming effect as you listen to the gentle trickle of water. They are a great home landscape idea when working on a budget and looking for a way to add that extra touch to your landscape.
6. Outdoor dining area
An outdoor dining space provides a functional outdoor living space. These outdoor spaces are ideal for entertaining. They offer you the opportunity to dine al fresco, especially when the weather is great. Install some outdoor lighting and you can even host an outdoor dinner party when the summer heat is at its peak.
You don’t have to invest in expensive furniture to create a beautiful outdoor dining space. Invest in sturdy all-weather furniture and let nature do the hard work for you. Use greenery from your landscape to dress your table when hosting to create a sense of continuity.
7. Install a fire pit
A fire pit is a multifunctional hardscape that can uplift any landscape. A fire pit offers you a place to entertain during the day and the night. There’s nothing quite as cozy as being able to sit by a fire with great company. You can enjoy the warmth of the fire on a cold day or barbecue some sausages on a hot day while spending time outdoors. The possibilities are endless.
Are you looking for landscape ideas to take your landscape to the next level? Start with the ideas outlined above. Get in touch with us, Tanabe Gardens Landscaping for even more ideas on how to transform your outdoor space.