A landscaping project can be a rewarding venture, making you Croton, NY, home’s yard truly stand apart. While the main construction project can certainly take your home up a notch, it is the final touches that will bring your landscape design closer to perfection.
Starting with the more practical considerations, it is always important to have your yard’s drainage checked after construction is over, especially after projects that have involved excavation and grading of surfaces. It is important to verify that no puddles of water accumulate for an extended duration in any area of your yard. You can have this checked by the professional attending to your project, wait for a rainy day, or leave the sprinklers on for a short duration. This serves to give you the peace of mind that your landscape will not encounter drainage problems in the rainy season.
Sealing walkways, driveways, and patios
Next, we consider the freshly paved walkways, driveways, and patios. Regardless of whether you have installed concrete pavers, natural stone, or porcelain tiles, some materials will require professionally sealing with a surface sealant. This is especially vital before winter when the harsh weather can dull the surface. Sealing ensures that the surface remains impervious to water accumulating in cracks and expanding as the mercury drops below freezing. Moreover, this also helps retain the surface color, provides better grip for walking, and can prevent staining from spills and oil drips.
Art and lighting
If you still feel your landscape design is lacking opulence, consider investing in some lawn art to make it really stand out. Sculptures and water features are easily installed and are available in a wide variety of materials and styles, serving to bring an air of class to the final design. Topiaries are also a great way to introduce sculptures into your yard. Decorative lighting is also readily available for landscapes and can be installed quickly and effectively by a Manzer’s Landscape professional.
Another quick last minute addition can be a fire pit. Fire pits are readily available as pre-assembled kits and have a unique rustic charm that works with most landscape designs. You can also have one custom designed to ensure that it matches the particular aesthetic of your property. Not only do fire pits act as a focal point for your yard but they can also help keep it functional during the colder months.
Lastly, we come to the use of furniture to make your new yard a true extension of your home. Modern patio furniture is available in a range of qualities and aesthetics, catering to all manner of landscape designs. You can add a touch of color with your furniture, or go the alternate route, opting for subtle colors and designs to contrast any existing flashy features. Accent pieces such as cushions and vases can also help you achieve a nice balance between the two and can be a handy way to bring your final design together.