Best Landscaping Ideas

Building your home does not just stop inside. See our best landscaping ideas here and contact us at UBuildIt today for more information!

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When you think of building a home, you may just think of the interior aspects and the architecture of the outside, but it doesn’t stop there. Landscaping will bring the outside of your home to life and you will love getting to design a yard that has exactly what you need. From native plants to water features, see our best landscaping ideas here and create the yard of your dreams for the home of your dreams!

#1 Native Plant Gardens

Incorporating native plants into your landscaping not only adds beauty but also supports local ecosystems. Native plants are adapted to the local climate and require less water and maintenance, making them an eco-friendly choice. You may have to do a little bit more research for a native garden to find what will work best but you will love watching your yard thrive with minimal effort. You can also see what plants are best for the wildlife in your area so you can contribute to the ecosystem in a meaningful way. Consider creating a garden filled with native flowers, shrubs, and grasses to attract local wildlife and create a vibrant, sustainable landscape.

Outside view of home with pond#2 Outdoor Living Spaces

If you love to entertain or just enjoy the outdoors, you can create a functional and inviting outdoor living space where you can relax and host guests. Design a patio or deck area with comfortable seating, an outdoor dining area, and a fire pit or fireplace for cozy evenings outdoors. You may even want to consider adding an outdoor kitchen so you don’t have to miss out on the fun while you prepare a meal. Adding lighting, such as string lights or lanterns, can create a warm ambiance and extend the usability of your outdoor space into the evening hours. Indoor/outdoor living will always be a trend and you can carry the warmth from your home out onto your patio and enjoy the space all year long.

#3 Water Features

Incorporating a water feature into your landscaping can add a sense of tranquility and beauty to your outdoor space. Consider installing a pond, fountain, or waterfall to create a focal point and bring the soothing sound of water to your backyard. Water features can also attract birds and other wildlife, adding to the natural beauty of your landscape. If you love relaxing outdoors, a water feature will be the perfect addition to your yard and you can easily customize a piece that is specifically created for your yard. You can go from small and subtle to a grand water feature, any addition in your yard will bring peace to your space.

#4 Edible Gardens

Growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be both rewarding and practical. Create an edible garden in your backyard by planting a variety of fruits and vegetables in raised beds or containers. Having an expansive garden space that is filled with produce will allow you to utilize fresh ingredients in your kitchen and some plants even create beautiful flowers that will fill your garden with bright pops of color. An edible garden might require a little bit of research to see what will thrive in your area but there are plenty of options for most climates. Not only will an edible garden provide you with fresh, homegrown produce, but it can also add visual interest and texture to your landscape. You will love the convenience of an edible garden right in your backyard.

#5 Sustainable LandscapingOutside view of home

Implementing sustainable landscaping practices can help reduce your environmental impact and create a more eco-friendly outdoor space. Consider using permeable paving materials, rain gardens, and drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and reduce runoff. Incorporating composting and mulching into your landscaping routine can also help improve soil health and reduce waste. There are so many sustainable landscaping options and now there are so many professionals that specialize in this that will provide you guidance and help you create a landscape that adds to the ecosystem.

These are just a few of the best landscaping ideas and you will love having the freedom to create a yard that perfectly suits your needs. Find your local UBuildIt office here and contact us today for more information!

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