Creating a Low-Maintenance Yard: A Couple's Dream Come True
Meet a young couple in the tech industry who recently purchased a newly-built house with minimal landscaping. They were eager to turn their backyard into an oasis of relaxation and tranquility, without adding to the already demanding maintenance of their busy lives. In this case study, we’ll discuss how the landscape design help this busy family accomplish a stress-free outdoor space that gave them the privacy they needed to relax and play with their kids.
When designing their low-maintenance yard, the landscape design considered different factors, such as the customer’s desire for a yard to provide relaxation year-round, establish privacy without enclosing the yard, and have minimal maintenance requirements. One of the key design considerations was selecting drought-tolerant plants and incorporating native species, which can thrive in the local climate and reduce water usage. The design sought a yard to be a green oasis with minimal upkeep requirements, so selecting the right plants was essential. It also includes four-season color and textural interest to ensure aesthetic appeal year-round.
The design utilized the existing retaining wall in the back and built a new one in the front to expand the usable space and create a new patio for privacy, views, and tranquility. Also, with the guidance of Classic’s senior designer and nursery staff a plant palette of plant drought-tolerant and native species throughout the yard was selected. Incorporating the right plants was essential to reduce water consumption and maintenance time. By choosing the right plants, the design was able to create a low-maintenance yard with a variety of textures and colors throughout the year.
The landscape design of this property has numerous benefits, including a welcoming outdoor space that is easy to maintain and reduces their water consumption. The use of drought-tolerant and native plant species in their yard requires less water and maintenance while providing a lush and vibrant landscape. The homeowners now have an inviting and beautiful outdoor space that they can enjoy throughout the year without worrying about the maintenance and upkeep that comes with traditional landscaping. Additionally, by increasing their privacy, they can relax, entertain and have a tranquil pace from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Lastly, the property value has increased significantly due to the beautiful outdoor space they’ve created.
In conclusion, redesigning your yard to a low-maintenance design is not only good for the environment, but also has significant benefits. This recently completed project shows how incorporating drought-tolerant plants and native species in a home’s landscape can create a relaxing and appealing outdoor space that requires less maintenance. So, if you’re considering ways to enhance your outdoor spaces, consider following in their footsteps by choosing the right plant species and designing your yard to reduce maintenance and water consumption.