While the benefits to people’s lives associated with the Covid pandemic are few and far between, one undeniable fact is that Americans have been spending several more hours outdoors per week since Covid started. Because we’ve increased our outside time, the natural result is that people are upgrading their outdoor living spaces in many creative ways, not least of which is the greenery that makes up the majority of the yard. By definition, landscaping is the process of making a yard or piece of property more attractive by altering or adding shrubbery, trees, or other ornamental features. In practice, it is an important process that fills the gap between landscape architecture and yard or garden design. Kenney Landscape has the professionals you want to take care of your properties’ improvement.
When it comes to landscaping your property, you don’t want to leave it to chance. When people approach your home, the first thing they notice is how the front yard looks, and first impressions are important. There are several things to consider when planning your outdoor living space that the average homeowner may not know. There may be a part of your existing space that you love that can be improved upon or accentuated by your yards’ makeover. The natural slope, or grade, of your property is important too, as the difference in verticality can make for unique, beautiful layouts.
If you have a green thumb, a raised flower or vegetable garden can be the perfect installation for your property and has endless choices for planting. Should you want something easy to grow, plants that are known for thriving in our area, like arborvitae shrub, and blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry shrubs, would be right up your alley. Tomatoes, radishes, and mint are perfect plants for the beginning gardener. For the experienced gardener, however, cauliflower, carrots, or certain types of onions are more likely to require extra care to grow, but a successful final result is sure to be satisfying.
When choosing plants that fit with your landscape design or even how you want to border the property, privacy is an important aspect that may not come to mind until late in the game. If you have a swimming pool or enjoy laying out, this can be even more important. To this end, hedges are an excellent choice, and you get to decide exactly how tall you want them.
Since the early 2000s, hardscaping has become an important part of landscape design. This includes decks, patios, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and more. These features have often become the centerpieces that landscape design choices revolve around. Landscape design is the whole shebang when it comes to making your home’s outdoor space look perfect. It is so much more than throwing a couple of seeds here and there and pulling weeds out near the sidewalk. From planting new flowers to trimming old trees, and everything in between, you want a company that cares about its clients and strives to make their dream property a reality, and Kenney Landscape is the company for you. Contact us today for an estimate and pick our brains about your ultimate landscape design.