By the term landscaping, we mean that an activity or process makes alterations to the land area by combining nature and culture together. It is the art of changing flora and fauna by growing plants to create and enhance the beauty of the land. There can be different types of landscaping including desert, plains, mountains, forest, coast and many more. On the residential block of land, the garden on the front or public view is known as the front yard while the land or lawn at the back of the home is called a backyard. Thus, front-yard and backyard landscaping both plays an important role in converting the simple land into attractive with the help of creative ideas. However, the goals of both kinds of landscaping are different. The backyard landscaping is designed for relaxation, for playing or for entertaining the guests while the front-yard landscaping shows the attractive and impressive view from the street by defining proper walk-away and drive-away with arrival experience approach.
There are several principles that need to be followed while front-yard or back-yard landscaping. The first principle is unity and balance which means that there must be repetition and consistency of the design with the symmetrical and asymmetrical balance in landscape composition. The next principle is color and contrast means we have to choose an adequate color for each portion by using complementary colors side by side so that landscape composition looks unified. Appropriate use of colors in landscaping creates or relaxes the mood and can provide variety to the view. Another important principle is the line that refers to the structure within the landscape. Other principles such as transition, proportion and repetition all are used to unbridle your innovation to utilize nature and material.
A project of landscaping may cost start from $5,000 that varies from region to region and type of landscaping you want. The other factors which may impact landscaping cost are the size of the yard, features you want like patio or pool etc., materials or plants you select and local labor costs. Mostly pool, spa, barbeque, fireplace and water features are acquired in backyard landscaping while in front-yard landscaping the main features mostly used are floral borders in window boxes, wheelbarrows with plants, clematis climbing wall, flowerbeds on sides of walkway or showy stone planters. The common and most used landscaping styles are Japanese, English, Tuscan, French, Spanish and Traditional.
To design a landscape plan first you have to create an outline that means you have to decide an area for landscaping followed by choice of existing features like rocks, poles, slopes etc. After that, you may choose design elements that include shrubbery, flowers, gazebos, and fountains, sculptures to make your landscape more attractive and beautiful.
In the crux, it has been observed that a lovely and well-maintained landscape is the desire of every homeowner but it requires great effort, time and above all commitment with skills and landscape knowledge to convert this desire into reality. In addition, the requisite endeavor on the landscaping increases the price value of your property.
New Legacy Concrete and Landscaping is full-service landscape contractor that specializes in residential Landscape Design to Sacramento and the entire Bay Area. Our landscaping designs will literally transform your residential property, increasing it’s aesthetic beauty, value and appeal. We consistently strive to create quality landscapes both uniquely functional and beautiful at the same time while delivering dependable and reliable services to our clients. From concept to completion, we work closely with all of our clients to ensure you will enjoy our work for years to come.
New Legacy Concrete and Landscaping will help you create your ultimate outdoor living area to relax, entertain and play. We want you to enjoy your landscaped area, increase your homes curb appeal and property value.