September 20, 2011 Off

Enjoy Outdoor Living Year-Round

By in Landscape Design

Outdoor living spaces are growing in popularity as folks realize how relaxing being outside can be. If you love the way your landscape and hardscape work together to bring balance and beauty to your yard, why not spend more time out there? And why not show it all off to friends, family, and neighbors? Creative design makes it possible for you to entertain in your outdoor space throughout the year.

What does having an outdoor living room or kitchen entail? In short, anything you want. Essentially, you bring the indoors to the outside. You can divide your outdoor areas into “rooms” and have them differentiated with hardscape designs, such as patios, walkways, decks, and terraces, as well as with outdoor decor and color schemes. There is no right or wrong way to bring your style outside. A professional landscape designer can discuss all your options, including features such as waterfalls, kitchen islands, even a bar to put the perfect touch on an outdoor lounge.

Think comfort and beauty all through the year. Outdoor fire places and fire pits not only keep you warm on chilly days, they create a cozy ambiance for guests to mingle. On warm, sunny days, a gazebo or pergola is a great place to gather and enjoy the shade. Consider having native plants incorporated into your landscape to provide interest, match your decor, and accent your outdoor room. Having plants that provide seasonal beauty offers an ever changing backdrop to your outdoor space with leaves that turn brilliant shades in the fall, such as Japanese maple, and plants that break out with bright winter berries.

With some planning and creative landscape design, you can turn your great outdoors into a space as comfortable, stylish and functional as your great indoors.

Written by Rich Regan - Blue Dot Landscaping - Visit Website

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