One of our favorite parts of our work is landscape installation. This is the part of landscape design, where we are able to plan, and then execute. Whether new construction, or renovation, we love turning residential back yards into relaxing outdoor living spaces.
It is so beautiful during the Spring and Summer (and Fall) in Central Oregon, because of the colors. The grass turns green, and the flowers bloom. And during this time of year, it is more desirable to spend your time outside. So why not create a space that draws you to spend more time outdoors? We love building fire pits, laying pavers, building outdoor kitchens with a built in BBQ, and water features because they all turn a normal back yard into something special. Check out this tutorial that shows the process of a backyard water feature installation:
One of the most important, and eye catching parts of landscape installation, is proper lighting. Beautiful lighting can increase the value and look of your home at night. Check out this post about how LED lights are changing how we do outdoor lighting:
Today’s LED landscape lighting technology offers beautiful lighting options coupled with energy savings and bulb longevity.
LED uses a fraction (15-20%) of the electricity used with halogen or incandescent bulbs. To put it into perspective, imagine your electric bill is $100 per month using strictly traditional landscape lighting. A switch to LED landscape lighting could reduce that to as little as $15.
Finally, what could be better than a beautiful fire pit? We love installing fire pits because they are beautiful, add to your home value, and are great for outdoor entertaining with friends on nice Central Oregon evenings! Check out these fire pit ideas:
Adding a fire pit as part of your landscaping will extend the enjoyment of your backyard for you and your guests. They provide warmth, light, a cooking source, and ambiance, making them a natural gathering spot for socializing, entertaining, and relaxation. People are drawn to the campfire-like atmosphere, and before you know it, there will be story-telling and laughter. A fire pit can also serve as an important focal point in your outdoor landscape design. When placed where it can be easily seen from your interior living space, it can be enjoyed from the indoors as well.
Because of the vast array of fire pit designs available, and the importance of choosing the appropriate size and location for your fire pit, be sure to consult with a landscape designer for advice and guidance.
These are just 3 ideas of landscape installations that could really improve your outdoor spaces. We didn’t even touch on the practicality of installing a automated sprinkler system for your lawn! To learn more about installing a sprinkler system, pavers, a fire pit, or outdoor lighting, give us a call today!