There are many reasons you may want to upgrade the outdoor landscape of your home. Perhaps you are looking to sell, or maybe you just bought a home. In fact, the recent purchase of a home is the #1 most common reason survey respondents give for upgrading outdoor spaces (33%).
No matter the reason you’re researching landscaping companies, there are many benefits to upgrading your outdoor property, from making your yard a more enjoyable place to spend time with family and friends, to decreasing your energy bills.
Landscaping isn’t all about planting trees and flowers, either. These projects often involve crafting beautiful outdoor living spaces, like an outdoor kitchen, patio, or water element. And what better way to connect the different zones of your outdoor property than beautiful paths? Many landscaping companies offer custom stone services, and together you can figure out the perfect solution for your yard.
Check out some of these tips for creating amazing pathways in your home’s landscape design:
Bigger (or Wider) Is Better
When it comes to your walkways, going bigger really is best. This is especially important if you have elderly or handicapped members of your family, and will generally make walking through your yard much easier for everyone.
Play the Matching Game
Your yard might have a lot of natural elements, but it still has a color-scheme, whether intentional or natural. Work with your landscapers or stone masons to design custom stonework that goes with the entire vibe of your yard, including its texture, color, pattern, and size.
Where Does It Go?
A path usually leads somewhere, and most people opt for a conventional path leading from the driveway right up to their front door. But why not have a path just to have a path? Consider creating a loop around your yard to make gardening, tending, and viewing your plants easier. Create periodic “pull-offs” where your stone path widens to accommodate a small seating area, sculpture, or a little pond.
Consult with landscaping companies to find one that specializes in the “hard” elements of creating a beautiful outdoor landscape. Your stone walkways will highlight the best parts of your yard and garden and make its maintenance easier than ever.