If you want to enhance the practical and visual appeal of your home, there’s no better place to start than the external landscaping design and landscape construction. The front yard is the first thing guests will see, and the backyard is the best place to leave a lasting impression on anyone.
Whether you are planning on selling and want to increase the value of your home or are after the most memorable yard in the neighbourhood, there are a number of landscaping solutions to fit the bill.
To go a step further and combine multiple facets of landscaping design and construction, would further amplify the outdoor environment and boost your property value even higher.
An area of wood or composite decking is the perfect start to any outdoor landscape. Given it’s normally installed at the same height as your interior flooring, decking provides a smooth transition between indoors and outdoors. This benefits both the front entrance and the rear alfresco area. Having your visitors take a step up to a beautiful, decked entrance platform creates a respectable first impression and shows your taste for the finer things in life.
The options are endless, and a combination of the above can provide a smooth flowing landscape design.
Patio or alfresco
Every backyard needs a form of undercover outdoor setting to provide shade in the summer and a shelter for the winter rain. Your current setting may need repairing or is too insignificant to be of any use – consider an entire redesign or extension.
Whether the plan is to cover an outdoor living area or just to provide some poolside shade, the right patio or alfresco can be beautifully integrated into any plan you have for your backyard landscape. For example, you could utilise a patio for a custom dining and kitchen setting, with plumbing, tiling and electrical all set up or you may like a freestanding pergola in the corner of the yard for a little getaway.
The right landscape designer can custom build a solution that will suit your available space or personal requirements. You may also wish to consider 5 reasons why you should invest in outdoor blinds.
Pool and spa
In Australia, the backyard pool is the biggest drawcard to any property – especially in summer! A well-designed pool is often the focal point of your outdoor landscape and expands the entertaining options of the yard.
The value a pool has to your family home is undeniable, especially when it’s time to sell. For that reason, it’s crucial to ensure the landscape around the pool provides value to the setting.
You may opt for new paving or decking to allow for more options surrounding the pool, for example:
- Pool fencing (legal requirement)
- Water features
- Seating areas
- Shade sails
- Outdoor shower
- Feature screens
All these options can be customised to your available space and personal needs. When combined, they truly do take your landscape to a new level.
In the same way, a spa area could be constructed to compliment a pool area, or on its own, either way it is providing you with a taste of tropical luxury!
Landscape the Yard
Focusing some effort into a new landscape design should be the easy option, right?
In reality, there are a multitude of aspects to consider, and a landscape design should be undertaken with sufficient planning. The placement, visual appeal, practicality, not to mention the functional considerations like reticulation and drainage should all be impeccably planned and designed.
You can explore features to take a boring garden to a striking and memorable landscape. For instance, you could have a custom retaining wall constructed with a practical and stylish finish to add levels to your yard, whilst helping drainage amongst other issues. Other ideas include lights, subtle statues or feature walls.
Of course, the grass, plants, and garden filling should all be incorporated in a landscape design too!
As you can see, the front and backyard could be the most memorable features of your home. A combination of the aforementioned solutions can improve the outdoor ambience and encourage you and your family to spend more time in the yard. If designed and constructed with expertise, these additions may also greatly improve the value of your home when it’s time to sell.
Now that your mind is dreaming of all the possibilities to enhance your yard, the next step is to find a high-quality and experienced landscape design and construction company.
About the Author
Revell Landscaping are regarded as a premier Perth landscaping design and construction company. We cover all aspects of the process, from design consultation with 3D visualisations to the project proposal and landscape construction service.