3 Fun Extras To Add To Your Landscape Design

Posted on: 17 August 2015

When you are creating your landscape design, it can be a lot of fun to add a few extras to it. These extras make your landscape design look a bit different than the others in your neighborhood, and it can make it more fun and functional for you and your family. This article will discuss 3 awesome extras that you can add to your landscape design. 

Yard Lights

Installing yard lights as part of your landscape design can make your home a lot safer. Intruders will be a lot less likely to try and sneak on your property at night because they know that there is a better chance of them being seen. You can set up your yard lights to turn on when it gets dark outside, or you can set them on a motion sensor, depending on your preference. Yard lights are also excellent because they provide light for you and your family, if you want to stay outside after dark and eat, play games, swim, etc. If you are hooking up these lights yourself, just keep in mind that you are going to need an electrical box to connect all of the lights, as well as an electrical wire running underneath the ground to each light. 

A Yard Fountain

A yard fountain is great for your landscape design because it is something that will add beauty and class to your yard. To make sure that the fountain stays clean and runs properly, you will simply need to check it for mold and moss, and clean it as necessary. The fountain can have lights installed in it that are either clear or change colors. These lights will also allow you to see it at night. If you would like, you can also choose a fountain that will automatically turn off if it is raining, extremely windy, etc. This fountain will be admired by your guests, and can be something beautiful for you to watch in the mornings and evenings as well. 

Outdoor Stairs 

If you have any hills or uneven surfaces in your landscape, then you should consider installing some stairs in the hill. These stairs are made out of stone, wood, or whatever material you would like, and they have a very natural and "outdoorsy" look. To draw attention to the stairs you can have flowers planted on either side of them, or you can have a waterfall installed on either side of them.

Contact a professional landscaping company, like The Hilltop Landscape Architects & Contractors, to help you with your installations and to discuss your options.