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What You Should Know About Landscaping Your Custom Home

by CustomHomes on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Designing a custom home can be a lot of work but in reality it can also be a lot of fun. You will be able to make your home just the way you have always wanted it. The home will be sure to suit your needs and can be a joy to live in.

Besides paying attention to the home construction, you will also want to pay attention to your yard landscaping. First of all, consider what outdoor features you want in your yard. A pool is a great idea if the area you live in gets very hot in the summer. If you enjoy spending a lot of time outside, then you will probably want a porch, a terrace or an extended pool deck with plenty of room for visiting friends and family members.

Some other outdoor features you might want to consider include a fish pond, garden fountain, arbor and outdoor kitchen. Measure your yard, see what fits and then determine which feature or features best suit your needs and budget.

Be sure the company building any outdoor features is using top notch materials. Wooden structures should be treated so that they will be impervious to termites and other pests. Metallic structures should be treated to prevent rust.

Make sure you leave plenty of room for grass and/or a garden. You do not want your yard to be so full of useful outdoor structures that it loses its natural beauty. Green grass on its own is beautiful if properly cared for. Flowers help to enhance the natural beauty of your yard and you do not have be a professional gardener to appreciate their beauty and care for them properly.

On the other hand, if you are too busy to maintain a yard, consider cover it with small garden stones. These come in many different colors and sizes and are surprisingly good looking. They also do not need to be maintained, cleaned or cared for.

Look over your yard, determine which features you need and then have these built by a professional, experienced landscaping company that has a reputation for doing a good job, charging a reasonable fee and finishing the work in a timely manner. At the same time, have a balance and be sure your yard has a spacious feel and is not overly cluttered.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com