What’s on trend this year in the landscape and gardening realm? Some of the most sought-after design elements are wonderful additions to an intentionally curated outdoor environment.
Gardens as totally organic experiences – clients are opting to include fruit trees and vegetable gardens in their landscape now that organic produce is in high demand.
Outdoor Craftsmen can easily customize a landscape or garden to fit your design aesthetic and style, whether Asian-inspired or romantic country.
Fire features continue to be hot (excuse the pun). We can assimilate a fire feature into any outdoor space to bring you the ambiance you’re dreaming of (rustic fire pit, elegant fireplace, tabletop (space saving), as part of the outdoor kitchen grilling station (i.e. pizza oven), as a backdrop to a dramatic view, or incorporated into a cozy sitting area).
Outdoor Kitchens and Grilling Stations – read our blog post from June 15 here.
Hardscaping – the very best way to get that professionally planned look. We all love images of landscapes with mature trees, lush lawns, and flowerbeds overflowing with color, but those alone do not adequately provide that ‘pulled together’ look we already know you will be most happy with. True style and substance outdoors begins with the hardscape. Think retaining walls, dry stream beds, patios, decks, and pathways, not to mention accommodating for nature’s hills and valleys, rains and snows, heat and cold.
Outdoor Dining Areas – food tastes better when enjoyed in the great outdoors. We’ll help you elevate your alfresco dining experiences by siting the area to fit in well with the landscape and the proximity to your indoor (or outdoor) kitchen and ensure maximum comfort by making recommendations on seating and features for ambience so your guests will linger.
Transitions – many landscapes fail at incorporating elegant and inviting transitions between areas of the environment. There are side yards to consider (and the pathways or stairs that must connect it to the front and back areas), views to keep sacred, and arbors and/or gates to design and install for romance or privacy.
Outdoor Craftsmen lends their vast experience and expertise to these small things that are really big things because we know homeowners are often stuck when it comes to transitions in the landscape.
Fountains, natural pools, swimming pools – anything that sustainably uses water for mood and entertainment (and also contributes wonderfully to the living ecosystem of birds and bees that are part of every natural habitat) is strikingly popular. Water features delight the senses and bring joy and fun to homeowners and their families every day, regardless of the season. They are an incredible way to ‘level up’ a landscape to something truly unique and special.