Today, entertaining at home has never been more popular and outdoor living spaces have taken on a whole new meaning – a place where there are no walls and the options are limitless. So, beyond the traditional landscape refresh of a home’s exterior - assessing winter damage, pruning, mulching and weeding – there are several notable trends.
According to Steve Katz, licensed landscape architect and designer with Young’s Landscape Management, “An outdoor living environment should be a natural extension of the home – a functional space that blends well within the environment, style and taste of one’s home.”
“As people continue to spend more time at home, there are clearly certain must have’s in an outdoor living area,” Katz continues. “Somewhere to cook, a place to relax and an area to have fun.” It begins with nature and landscapes filled with lush, colorful plantings, native plants and perennial gardens. This is complemented by custom hardscapes of every variety.
Outdoor kitchens are always popular but forego the standalone barbeque of the past. Homeowners are looking for much more. From a dual-burning grill to wet bar and storage areas, everything is easily at arm’s reach. For those who love to cook, additional amenities include searing areas, built-in smokers and warming trays.
Terraces & Patios
Equally as popular are outdoor terraces with tiered patios designed to create a multi-room effect – a main level for the kitchen and dining area complemented with a sublevel, using seating walls to shape intimate nooks and maybe a warming fireplace. To add a bit of charm, some outdoor living environments are highlighted with an ornamental pergola. These wooden structures generally consist of open cross beams supported by pillars and the lattices can be adorned with shadow boards or customized awnings.
For over 20 years, Young’s has been on the cutting edge of the landscape industry, creating a perfect escape right at home. With locations in Moorestown and Lumberton, Young’s professional team regularly offers consultations at clients’ homes and businesses throughout South Jersey. For more information or to take the first step in the planning process, call (888) 531-3678.
July 15, 2013 – Moorestown/Lumberton, NJ – Young’s Landscape Management, Inc. (Young’s), a full service residential and commercial landscaping company headquartered in Southern New Jersey, is pleased to have received a “Best of Style” award from Philadelphia Style magazine. An editor’s pick for Curb Appeal, Young’s was recognized for bringing creativity and craftsmanship to outdoor spaces. According to the publication, the “Best of Style” issue is an annual guide to living the good life and within the Curb Appeal category, Young’s joins other regional companies in illustrating the resilience of the area’s residential real estate market.
“Based in South Jersey, this is very exciting to us,” says Dan Young, owner of Young’s Landscape Management. ‘It’s out first recognition from Philadelphia Style and the city as a whole. We are highly proud and share this award with our entire staff.”
Young’s Landscape Management has been on the cutting edge of the landscaping industry for more than 20 years, serving the Delaware Valley to the Jersey Shore. From landscape to hardscape design and installation, lighting accents, water features, lawn care maintenance and synthetic putting greens and lawn surfaces, Young’s offers a comprehensive selection of lawn beautification products and services to create a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere for a client’s home. More information is available at youngslandscape.com or by calling 609-654-5441.
Now that temperatures are rising in South Jersey, it's the perfect time to get your backyard prepared for summer barbecues and pool parties. No matter how large or small your yard is, you can transform it into the perfect outdoor retreat with landscape elements such as hardscaping and lighting. Here is a guide to improving your outdoor living space:
Add Hardscaping Features
One simple way to improve your outdoor living space is to utilize hardscaping features such as a natural stone patio or a fire pit. No matter what the design element is, you can work with your South Jersey landscaping company to create a look that will fit both your style and your needs. If you enjoy entertaining friends: then consider adding an outdoor kitchen that is fully equipped, as well as a pleasant dining area or location to socialize.
Install Accent Lighting
Adding low voltage accent lighting to your landscape will allow you to enjoy your outdoor environment long past sunset. This investment not only adds safety and security, it brings your landscape alive at night.
Beauty in the landscape which may not be apparent during the day “ pops” when properly accented with lighting. Shapes, textures and even colors can be highlighted with the right low voltage fixtures.
Up-lighting or down-lighting trees can have a dramatic effect. Outdoor patios and pathways can be illuminated with path lights or Tiki/path light hybrids. Pools and other water features look magnificent with the lights or Tiki’s flame jumping on their surface.
Maintaining Your Oasis
If you have been eager to put your green thumb to good use, or would like assistance in keeping your landscape lush and vibrant then speak with your South Jersey lawn care professionals. The top landscaping companies in the area offer comprehensive programs that cover the basics of lawn, flower, tree and shrub care ensuring that they survive throughout the various seasons of the year.
If you've decided that it's time for you to beautify your outdoor space, contact Young's Landscape Management. We're currently helping a number of South Jersey clients enhance the look of their lawns, gardens, and backyard spaces just in time for spring and summer outdoor activities. To find out how we can assist you with your plans to improve your outdoor living space, call (888) 531-3678.
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