Planning a new landscaping design can be a fun and creative way to add some life to a boring back yard. However, not everyone wants a formal garden design. For those focused on a more family-friendly landscaping design, there are a wide variety of options.
Keeping It In The Family
For families with children, creating a soft and green play area is essential. However, be sure to use tough, hard-wearing grass in this area, to maintain its green and lush look. Utilizing wooden elements, perhaps in the form of a swing or sand box, can add a soft, natural touch while also being functional. Just because an item is made for a child does not mean it cannot have a design element to it, better blending it with the landscape. When designing with children in mind, it is also important to choose resilient and durable plants, like evergreen shrubs, that can withstand stray footballs and the pitter-patter of little feet.
Just because your design incorporates a large green space does not mean it has to be boring or predictable. Adding grass and plant patterns or paving accents to create paths in the green space can add interest and functionality to the area.
Creating outdoor living spaces can be just as important as creating them indoors for some families. Outdoor dining and living rooms are very popular right now, with a wide range of outdoor furniture options available in a variety of finishes and styles. Ideally, tables and chairs should be kept off the lawn to avoid damaging grass. Instead, use a wooden deck or paved patio to offer a sturdy foundation for your outdoor furniture.
If you want to add some family-friendly elements to your landscape design, but do not know where to begin, start by calling San Diego’s landscaping experts at Juniper Landscape Company. JCMS offers the services of professional landscapers and designers who can help you build a garden that will stand the test of time. Aside from design, JCMS provides other landscaping services including specialized lawn fertilization, pest control, water features, drainage, irrigation, repairs, and inspections. Professionally serving the San Diego community for many years, JCMS offers both hand-drawn and Auto CAD design services, full construction documentation, consultation and free estimates. No matter the style or vision you have for your yard, the experts at JCMS can design and create a custom landscape for you, meeting your unique needs.