5 Home Landscape Design Tips to Make the  Most out of Spring

We have finally reached the early stages of spring after a long winter and it is time to prepare your landscape for warmer weather. Now is the perfect time to tackle larger landscape and hardscape projects so that you can enjoy your yard and the beautiful weather that is right on the horizon. Incorporate these 5 landscape design tips and transform your yard into an extended living space and make the most out of spring.

Install a Patio

Adding a patio may require you to do some excavating and disturb plants and soil. It you tackle these projects now, you can avoid causing too much damage to fully bloomed plants and your new outdoor space will be ready just in time for summer. A simple patio is a great way to create more outdoor living and entertaining space. Creating a flat patio surface made of natural materials, such as stone, avoids interrupting the sight line and provides a look that works in harmony with your existing landscape for a seamless final product.

Add a Walkway

A walkway is the perfect way to make your landscape feel more cohesive and provide your yard with a natural flow. If your landscape features different sections and focal points that feel jumbled and disjointed, a walkway will connect these areas and add some organization to your yard. This simple landscape addition can truly transform the overall look and feel of your yard.

Create Flower Beds

Certain areas of the yard tend to be overlooked when it comes to landscaping. Ground space around trees, along walkways and next to the house provide the ideal areas to plant flower beds. Add color, texture and curb appeal to your home by planting flower beds to make the most of these forgotten sections of the yard. Just be sure to do your research and install plants that are a good fit according to how much sun and shade each area provides.

Install a Water Feature

Take your landscape to the next level by installing a water feature. You can choose from simple fountains to more elaborate ponds with waterfalls to create a unique look for your home. A water feature will attract local wildlife, create a beautiful focal point and provide the soothing sounds of nature for a yard that feels like a relaxing escape.

Build a Firepit

There is nothing better than gathering around a fire with friends. Building a durable and lasting fire pit in your yard will create a place for guests to congregate, enjoy drinks, roast marshmallows and warm up a little once the sun goes down. Adding this hardscape feature now will help help you move the party outside and get the most out of temperate spring evenings.

Don’t wait until summer to complete these landscape projects. Use the spring months to install various additions to your landscape so that you can enjoy them all summer. If you need help planning or executing your spring landscape project, call JT’s Landscaping today. We work with clients throughout the Raleigh and Triangle area to create beautiful residential and commercial landscapes.