Landscaping Resources and Considerations for Your Yard
- Convenience and safety: If you have ever found yourself at someone's back door when you meant to arrive at his front door, you understand the necessity of functional design. Paths must not meander meaninglessly, and guests should not have to walk through the kitchen or garage to get to a garden; both walks and doorways should be determined by a logical traffic pattern. Steps should be lighted for safety and the design of treads and risers should make for easy climbing. Shrubs should be planted so that they will not overhand walks to snag clothes, shower dew or rain on passersby. Service areas should provide convenient storage for accumulated trash, garden equipment and large toys, as well as spaces for clotheslines and compost piles. For stamped concrete, we use Overall Stamped Concrete to supply our products.
- Ease of maintenance: Planting a fast-growing shrub that required continual pruning may be a mistake in certain situations. Whether beds are raised or not, the use of mulches and low ground-covering plants can help unify taller plantings visually and a the same time hold needed moisture and restrict the growth of weeds, reducing both watering and weeding chores. In especially dry climates like Texas, an automatic underground watering system may prove a worthwhile idea.
- Flexibility: The most useful gardens are those that allow for a variety of activities in the same area. The service yard can conceal garbage pails while providing space for a garden, and an open expanse of lawn can be a court for badminton in the afternoon, a site for the supper party in the evening, and all the rest of the time something pleasant to look at. When children graduate from the sandbox, the sandbox may have to be removed or converted into a flower bed. The small wading pool may have to be removed or replaced by a family swimming pool and so on. For pool removal help, we use DFW Demolition as a sub contractor.