Posted on: 23 March 2023
When you are building a new home, landscaping can take up a big part of the construction budget. To avoid additional costs in the future, it is important to design a landscape that will stand the test of time. Taking a realistic look at the features and elements that are most important to you will help you create a landscape that will work well for you and your family.
Take advantage of natural stone
If you want features that will last in your landscape design, it is hard to beat the durability of natural stone. Whether you want to add a retaining wall or create an attractive garden pathway, stone will provide you with years of lasting beauty in your landscape. Natural stone can be used to design an outdoor fireplace, firepit, retaining wall, walkway, or garden bench or for creating raised beds for a garden.
Natural stone will hold up well under extreme weather conditions. It does not fade and is less vulnerable to cracking than concrete. It will also complement the design of any home well.
Make it easy to maintain
Making your landscape easy to maintain will make lawncare maintenance less demanding for busy families and for older people who may struggle with physical limitations. Incorporating easy-to-maintain vegetation into your original landscape is a wise investment in your time. Add lots of native plants to your landscape along with perennial plants and your lawn will take care of itself.
Built-in ponds and detailed water fountains require regular maintenance to keep them clean and functioning well. While these features are beautiful, you will need to be realistic about the need for upkeep and weigh the beauty versus the time and cost of maintenance when installing these features.
Throw some shade on your landscape
Shade will never go out of style in a landscape design. Having a covered patio, pergola, or pavilion makes your landscape more adaptable whether you are relaxing or entertaining. Covered features allow you to get more use out of your outdoor elements during inclement weather or when you need a break from the sun and heat.
Your landscaping needs are likely to change as you go through the various seasons of life, so it is important to consider these changes when designing your landscape. Needing to update your landscape years down the line can cost you money and disrupt your life. Adding lasting elements to your landscape at the time of construction is a wise investment in your future.
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