Raleigh, North Carolina, offers a unique climate that can support all sorts of beautiful and interesting plants. At the same time, the mild weather means that residents spend plenty of time enjoying the outdoors. From a landscaping perspective, that creates plenty of opportunities for hardscape projects and outdoor living areas. For these reasons, our top landscaping ideas for Raleigh include a combination of landscapes, hardscapes, and even waterscapes.  

Arbored Seating Area

Installing an arbor provides a great way to create cooling shade and take full advantage of climbing plants. Adding color and foliage to an outdoor seating area softens the entire feel and helps make the space feel more intimate. In addition, arbors can come in all styles and sizes so you can add an arbor that compliments the landscape or architectural details of your home. Whether you want a more classically formal look or you are going for a modern aesthetic, the arbor can help you achieve the right overall feel.

Flowering Trees

North Carolina and the dogwood tree will be forever linked and this flowering tree provides great landscaping inspiration. Many of the trees and shrubs that thrive in Raleigh provide different colors and textures throughout the year. For example, the dogwood blooms in the spring and is a harbinger of warmer weather. The blossoms then turn into beautiful green foliage before reaching a deep red-purple during the fall. This allows homeowners to design a landscape that can be enjoyed in all seasons. 

Outdoor Fireplace

Just because temperatures drop in the evening doesn’t mean that you and your family will be ready to head indoors. A firepit can help keep everyone warm and provide a focal point, but these are usually temporary structures that will wear out over time. To truly make a hardscape statement and enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire, an outdoor fireplace is the best solution. It is a truly luxurious addition that will get plenty of use and allow you to enjoy the outdoors well after dark.

These are just a few of our top suggestions for landscaping in Raleigh. In reality, the possibilities are endless. At JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Care, we can help you design a landscape that fits your home, lifestyle, and budget. Call us today to get started.