Has all this cold weather got you thinking ahead to sunny days out by the pool and taking a plunge in the cool waters? We don’t blame you. Now is the time many homeowners start thinking about pool pleasures. If you are looking into having a pool built or installed in your backyard, that’s a great idea! Now is the best time to contact a designer at Lifescape Associates to get your backyard renovation started. You want your pool to be ready come summer time for all those fabulous barbecues, pool parties and get-togethers.
The trend today is that more people are spending money on making their home environment more of an entertaining space, both inside and out. Many people are choosing to spend more time entertaining and relaxing at home instead of traveling and spending money outside of their home.
Creating your own poolside patio with seating, outdoor fireplace, jacuzzi or a swim spa is an added luxury that brings more value to your home. Instead of spending money on a week long luxury vacation, invest money into your landscape and create an all year round vacation spot in your backyard!
A new landscape can take anywhere from 2-5 years to mature in the Denver area. Speeding up the process is possible and Lifescape has discovered a few ideas to help with the process.
Decorations and furnishings you choose to incorporate will help define your theme and blend the landscape with the architecture. Material selection is crucial. Mixing different materials help give it an old look. Equal importance to material selection is choosing your plant material. Below are a few additional ideas to help your landscape look aged.
- Propose reclaimed materials (for example, used reclaimed barn timbers for a fireplace hearth or your next arbor)
- Keeping some of the formality but blending it with informal materials (using reclaimed brick – in situations that allow — from a nearby source and irregular flagstone pieces can be used to create an informal look)
- Make pools and water features look more like natural ponds or creeks (adding in different sized boulders and cobbles imitate nature and leave planting pockets to soften the stone)
- Wall fountains, aged wood furniture, and wrought iron are all elements that make a landscape feel aged and rustic
- Creating structure using trees and shrubs, then softening with ground covers and flowers will give it a rustic, elegant flair
There are other techniques, but these are a few Lifescape is using to help age a landscape quickly.
Lifescape is using 3D imagery to help clients visualize projects. Contact a designer at Lifescape at 303-831-8310 and we will help bring your vision to reality.