Turn Your Backyard into an Oasis
It’s time to turn your backyard into a place of escape. A place where you can relax, breathe easy, and enjoy time with the people you love. The vision of a perfect backyard is different for everyone, but there is one constant — Capital Landscaping can help make it a reality.
We tackle projects of any kind, both big and small and love helping our clients create well-functioning spaces. There are so many ways to enhance your outdoor living space, but the first step is deciding on what aspects are most important to you.
A touch of privacy is imperative for a relaxing outdoor environment. You can achieve privacy through fences, outdoor screens, tall hedges, or trees. A trellis with a climbing vine can also create a wall-like barrier, creating privacy from neighboring houses or people walking by.
Deck or Patio
Decks and patios can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like — they don’t have to be expensive to be used and enjoyed. Families often love patios for their versatility, including grilling, playing, and sitting around a firepit. Decks on the other hand, are more convenient if you have a walk-out basement since they allow you to walk straight out of the kitchen or common area. They create an extended living space for you to enjoy in favorable weather. Much of the decision also comes from personal style. Some people simply prefer the look of one over the other.
What’s more relaxing than the sound of a fountain? A fountain, stream, waterfall, or pond, can be an absolute focal point in the design of your outdoor living space. Note that with water features, the water is recycled from the end of the water feature back to the beginning. This makes it environmentally-friendly, and ensures the new addition won’t spike your water bill.
Add a built-in grill, refrigerator, fireplace, or food prep station to the list of items needed for your backyard oasis. These amenities make entertaining a breeze, and eliminate the need to continually run in and out of the house retrieving items. Stone fireplaces and built-ins are very popular and absolutely show stopping.
Perfecting your backyard takes time — and budget. You want your hard-earned money to go toward materials that will stand up against the elements and last for years to come. Professional designers can help identify durable choices that achieve both beauty and durability.
It’s hard to enjoy your outdoor living space when insects are constantly invading it. Sometimes, it can even be enough to drive you indoors. Instead of giving in, fight back by introducing pest control measures. Try placing citronella candles around the area, and eliminate any standing water. That way you can ward off insects and prevent mosquitoes from breeding nearby. If that’s not working, you can also hire a company to spray your yard for insects.
With so many ways to make your backyard beautiful, we’re excited to see what you choose. If you live in the Des Moines area and are looking for help planning or executing your backyard oasis, reach out. We’re happy to interject our expertise wherever you’re at in the process.