The new year rolls in with resolutions for hope-filled futures. Hanging brand-new calendars with 12 sheets of clean, empty grids inevitably makes us think about new beginnings. It is human nature to want to start over. To have new vision. To try new things. To make changes. While many resolutions are hard to keep, improving your landscape doesn’t have to be one of them.
New vision for your property
What would you like your home to look like in 2020? What would you like to see when you pull up the driveway at the end of each day? How would you like to be welcomed home? A well-planned landscape speaks calm to our hearts and says welcome to our guests. It shows that we are intentional about where we live. Welcome doesn’t have to be fussy. Simple improvements can go a long way in enhancing your yard’s appearance. Prunings, plantings, and pathways all add to your home’s curb appeal.
Sometimes, we may know we want to make changes, but it can be hard to know where to start. Hardscaping improvements like brick paver walkways, stone patios, and retaining walls all add appeal and functionality. Whether you have existing features that need upgrading or want new structures to enhance your property, Horizon experts can guide your project from concept design to installation.
Hardscaping often pair well with upgraded lighting features. Lighted paths leading to your home’s front door or through your outdoor spaces maximize usage and night-time safety. Ground lighting, overhead sconces, and strategic uplighting all cast a warm, ambient glow to guide you and your guests outside.
For more ambitious projects, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces allow you to enjoy the comforts and conveniences of modern living outside. Preparing the food need not mean that you separate from your guests when you have a fully functional kitchen on the patio. For modern gatherings, sharing meals often means sharing in the preparation. Hosts and guests enjoy chopping, seasoning, and cooking side by side. When the meal is ready, an outdoor fireplace is the perfect cozy retreat to enjoy the fruits of your shared labor.
Plan now for spring and summer
Hardscaping and lighting add to the beauty of your yard, but the key to any well-designed landscape is, of course, the plantings. Horizon Landscape experts can help you care for the plants you want to preserve and select new options that enhance your garden’s overall appeal with color, texture, and depth. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set a new vision for your property in 2020. Plan now for the warmer months of spring and summer by contacting Horizon’s team today.
Reflection: When planning a landscape renovation, it can be tempting to just rip everything out and start over. But it is worthwhile to evaluate what we already have and see how it can be worked into something beautiful. Even small, insignificant features can add interest to your yard when properly enhanced and cared for. Are there plants that would thrive in a different area? Could that large, unsightly rock become a natural focal point? When we try to look at what we have and imagine what it could be, we begin to truly appreciate the bounty of our blessings. This is exactly what God does for us when we allow Him, the Master Gardener, to tend the fertile landscape of our hearts.
The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.