Whether you’re planning to enhance the look and feel of your landscape or to create a new landscape from scratch, creating a design is the first step that you should take. In order to make sure that you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for, you first need to create the design of your landscape. This implies deciding what elements to use and where to place them. Here are some of the hottest trends in landscaping that you should definitely take into consideration.
Outdoor stone fireplace
Although there have been around for many years, they started gaining popularity only recently. There are several types of outdoor fireplaces that you can choose from. First of all, you need to decide about the source of heat. In rural areas, people usually use wood. However, you can very well purchase a gas-powered fireplace and incorporate it into your stone fireplace. Obviously, you’ll need someone who knows about masonry and landscaping for the task.
Pondless water features
Water features are a great addition to any landscape. People in urban areas use them to mask unwanted noise and bring quiet to a rather loud urban life. Unfortunately, water features require a lot of maintenance. But, pondless ones solve this problem. A pondless water feature contains an underground basin where water is kept. This water is being circulated in a way that only a small amount of it gets lost (mostly due to evaporation). This makes for an almost maintenance-free water feature.
As water prices continue to rise, people are looking for alternatives to the traditional bluegrass lawn. But, not matter how much you try, you’ll understand that the only way you can cut lawn maintenance costs is by reducing the amount of bluegrass lawn. Consider using drought-resistant plants and trees instead.
For more information about landscape design, consider calling Wilson's Masonry & Landscaping. We offer some of the most reliable landscaping services in Ridgefield, CT. Our phone is (203) 204-8212. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.