Seek Quality Landscape Design in Connecticut From Designer Outdoors
Believe it or not, building a poorly designed outdoor project can cost
just as much as building a well designed one. So when you're forking
over big bucks to create the outdoor living space or garden of your dreams,
it pays to get the design just right. In fact, the more time you spend
on the outdoor landscape design by reviewing its nuances, the more familiar
you will be with the outcome. That eliminates unpleasant surprises during
the chaos of construction or later on after the crew has left the yard.
Below are examples of Design Mistakes and there Solution:
Spaces Created Too Small
This is a typical problem for small residences where outdoor space is minimal,
but it can happen in larger spaces too. When designing patios, walkways
and gates, beware of undersized dimensions. A patio that leaves little
room to slide your chair back from the table results in a chair leg falling
off the deck or slab. Servers can
also suffer the same fate creating liability. That is why a 10' by
10' space should be considered bare minimum for a 5' round table
Failure To Connect Indoors With Outdoors
If your outdoor project is successfully designed to become a visual extension
of adjacent rooms, the whole will seem greater than the sum of its parts.
This is doubly important in smaller homes where the patio or garden is
vital to utilizing every square inch of what can be very expensive real
estate. Beware of a design that fails to do this in every possible way.
This connection relies on carrying the colors, textures and style of your
indoor spaces over the threshold to the outdoor materials choices. When
the French doors or slider is closed, your eye should travel across the
room and through the glass to the outdoors as seamlessly as possible.
When the doors are thrown open you want the transition point to literally
disappear. Key to this is paving materials that are nearly identical,
such as travertine flooring indoors and a matching paver, natural stone
or colored concrete outside. Also key is to match the decorating style
to furniture, plants, exterior partitions, and decor outside.
Creating a large or intricate landscape can take time and a lot of money,
so many elect to build it one item at a time. The most common example
is the swimming pool, a highly valued and often used amenity. The contractor
comes in to design the pool within a new home yard exclusively from his
or her point of view. These early
decisions later become the overriding criteria for the rest of the landscape.
It becomes an afterthought, and looks like it too.
Planting design is all about selecting the perfect plant for every space
of the outdoor project. That plant should fit in the space provided when
it reaches maturity, which is its maximum height and diameter. This is
particularly important with shrubs used in foundation planting around
the house. When a plant selected grows too large for the space provided,
particularly when it is in a crucial spot such as a tight entry or beneath
a window, it must be pruned to size. This is most often done by shearing
the plant into the space, which spoils its foliage, flowers, and sometimes
attractive fruit. When you see homes with a lot of shearing going on,
it's because the plants have outgrown their spaces. It also tells
you there's a lot of maintenance required to keep it looking good.
For quality and unique Suffield landscaping,
contact Designer Outdoors today.