A successful home landscape design can quickly make your house feel like a home. But you need to be aware of potential pitfalls that can come from landscaping designs so you can avoid them during your own landscape design process.
Here are some of the most common mistakes and miscalculations made by other homeowners so you can avoid making the same errors that could keep you from enjoying your yard.
When you’re in the midst of redesigning your home’s landscape, it’s easy to focus on the aesthetic considerations instead of functionality. But it’s important to remember that functionality needs to take precedence.
One of the benefits of hiring a professional landscape designer is that they can help you navigate both the functionality and aesthetically-pleasing sides of landscape design so you can enjoy a secure, safe, and usable outdoor space.
If your home is on a hill that’s prone to erosion, it’s important to fix the erosion problem first. Otherwise, you’ll lose your plants and the rest of your landscaping when they erode right down the hill.
A professional landscape designer can build a retaining wall along the steep slopes in your yard to prevent rain from impacting your topsoil and landscaping.
Front and back lawns in the U.S. collectively contain approximately 21 million acres of grass. While lawn maintenance isn’t a problem for some homeowners, others prefer not to think about it.
That being said, it’s important to consider how you want to go about lawn maintenance before you choose a landscape design. If you have no intention of hiring someone to take care of your grass, but you don’t like to mow the lawn either, you can end up feeling miserable every time you look out at your lawn. Hardscape designs are always an option if lawn maintenance makes you weary.
Your home’s landscape design is a big part of your curb appeal and you want to make sure it looks great all year-round. That’s where the professional landscape contractors of Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes come in.
Whether you’re looking to install an outdoor kitchen and bar, or you want to be sure your landscaping matches the structure of your house, Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes has the landscaping experience you need. For more information about our landscape installations and other services, contact Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes today.