Lawn Creations Landscapes pays special attention to the details of every project to ensure the complete satisfaction of each client. Our goal is to enhance the exterior of your home, raise your property value, and beautify your whole neighborhood.
Proper lawn care ensures that your lawn can withstand threats from lawn-damaging weeds and insects. It also ascertains that your flowers, grass, and shrubs can fight-off diseases. Furthermore, lawn care ensures your turf can survive unpredictable weather and guarantees your lawn is ever nutrient rich.
Updating your home’s landscaping is a great way to increase the value of your property and create outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining. Whether you want to focus on increasing your curb appeal with a reimagined front yard, create a backyard retreat with dining and entertaining areas, or both, there are many options and features to consider.
The principles of landscape design:
- Use existing architecture to form your landscape design
- Balance beauty with functionality
- Go bold in small spaces
- Repetition creates cohesion
- Minimize your environmental impact
- Balance and proportion are key
- Create unity with your indoor space
- Separate elements should have unity
- Creating a focal point is key
Hardscapes and Softscapes
The hardscape utilizes particular kinds of materials. These tough surface items are used in the structural areas of the landscaping construction project. Examples include the materials used in fencing, paving, fire pits, decks, patios and more. The features of permanent installations are also part of the hardscape. Examples include water fountains, waterfalls, stonework, ponds, outdoor kitchenettes, retaining walls and other outdoor installations. This category also includes portable items like barbecues and patio furnishings.
Softscaping involves a process that utilizes organic material and plants. There are many types of plants that can be used in softscape installations. For example, this might include shrubbery, trees, soil types, perennials, flowers, annuals, climbing vines and more. Some forms of landscaping construction involve architecture. Landscape design and construction can also be included in this category. Many softscaping plans account for large renovations of estate properties and moderate-sized residential properties.
Environmental Benefits of Managed Landscapes
Grass is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area. In fact, lawns can be 31 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil. Trees shading homes can also reduce attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees.
Grass plays a vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles and other pollutants, and it produces oxygen.
Healthy lawns absorb unhealthy runoff that might otherwise filter into bodies of water.
Grasses absorb carbon dioxide and break it down into oxygen and carbon. In fact, a 50’x50’ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
Lawns and plants dramatically reduce noise pollution; they can reduce noise levels by 20 percent to 30 percent over hard surfaces like concrete and pavement.
How do you maintain a hardscape?
First, regularly use a garden hose to spray away debris and dirt from your hardscaped surfaces and walls, which will help prevent buildup and keep them looking clean. Second, if you have any pavers, then keep an eye out for weeds between the stones and pull any that you see.
What are the benefits of hardscaping?
Effective hardscaping can help to reduce erosion opportunities. Hardscapes can also help to increase property values. A plant or softscape can die or turn brown during times of extreme heat or drought, while a hardscape is permanent and will maintain its appearance despite difficult weather conditions.
How long does hardscape last?
You can expect a concrete or brick paver patio to last 25 to 45 years, with an average of 35 years. Proper installation is critical and begins with a well-compacted base.
What are retaining walls?
Retaining walls are critical structural supports for any yard that features a hillside or slope. They prevent erosions while also providing a proper outlet for water runoff. But aside from their practical purposes, they can also beautify your yard. We often use them to create terraces of usable land for flowers and shrubs. Our team can customize your retaining wall using concrete blocks, stone, or pavers.
What is the importance of softscaping?
Most softscape elements are not structurally essential; their main purpose in a design is to bring out the beauty and personality of a location. Apart from adding to the aesthetics of a design, softscapes are also a great addition to the environment and an easy way of incorporating sustainability into a property.
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We specialize in both residential and commercial property lawn maintenance, landscape design and installation, gardening, and preventative maintenance; and, we service not just Burlington, but most of the surrounding areas of the Triad and Triangle. We can work with most budgets to make the landscape of your dreams come true.
At Lawn Creations Landscapes we specialize in helping clients increase the value and beauty of their homes by creating elegant outdoor living spaces. We create beautiful yard designs by combining seasonal color, perennials, landscaping, and maintenance.
Our goal is to enhance the exterior of your home, raise your property value, and beautify your whole neighborhood. We Look Forward To Making Your Dreams A Reality!