Are you tired of mowing the lawn? Has your water bill been going up at an exponential rate the last couple of years? Do you yearn for more reasons to be outdoors? Do you want to amp up backyard entertainment as much as possible? Well, you are in luck. There are some great alternatives and designs out there. All you need is an experienced landscaping company and you’re set.
The most popular alternative to the traditional grass landscape is called Xeriscaping. This is a “dry” form of landscaping and quite popular for those folks who want to conserve water and keep their property low maintenance while still enjoying their natural surroundings. People are attracted to the cost savings factor of this alternative as well as the aesthetically pleasing design. Many xeriscapes are designed around a respective climate, and landscapers will plant flowers, shrubs and other foliage that thrive in that particular climate. Desert climates tend to be areas with the highest amount of xeriscaped properties. There is also a rise in this form of landscaping in other regions of the country because of the periodic drought seasons. Some states will even offer homeowners an incentive with a rebate program if they decide to improve their landscape with water-saving designs.
Maybe you are looking for more of a useable living surface in your outdoor space. Turning your backyard into a larger patio or adding a large walkway in the front of your house can be accomplished with custom pavers and natural rock. Show off your backyard with a built-in fireplace, or keep the entertainment flowing and boast your grilling skills with a built-in bar and grill area. There are so many design ideas to be created using these materials, that you may have a hard time finding which one you like best! Adios concrete.
If you are still looking to spice things up and really utilize your space, how would you like to see a putting green right out your kitchen window? That’s right, an actual putting green. A landscape company qualified to install synthetic turf and putting greens can easily design the hole of your choice while fitting it in with the rest of your surroundings. Quality synthetic turf will look just like the real thing. This is another low maintenance option that will spruce up your yard, outdoor activities and obviously your golf game.
If you thought there wasn’t an acceptable alternative to your traditional cookie cutter yard before, maybe now the wheels are starting to turn. Xeriscaping with local resources and botany may just be the answer. Particularly if you are looking to avoid the hassle of dealing with a lawnmower, increasing water rates or constant water rules and regulations. On the other hand, maybe a large flagstone patio and bar area with a golfing green will bring you the relaxation and new best friends you were envisioning. Whether it is a remodel or a new installation, only a qualified landscaper will able to ensure your needs are met.