The outside look of a house is very important for curb appeal and in taking pride of your house, this is achieved through landscaping. The first step is to make a rough layout to what will be done with the house. Types of materials is also important to the landscape and will be determined in the planning process. Different areas have different qualities of plants. Fertilizers are required for this purpose in excess amounts as natural landscaping is done. Some landscapers prefer to use mix gravel with rocks of varying sizes to add interest in large areas.

Types of Landscaping Features

Don’t feel obligated to include each and every one of these in your own landscaping! There are wonderful landscapes that leave out half of these (or more). The following is just a quick sampling.

  • Planting beds (such as flower borders)
  • Lawns
  • Shrubs
  • Flowering trees
  • Foundation plantings
  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Fences
  • Fountains
  • Water gardens