Since it’s winter time in Maryland, Olney homeowners probably aren’t overthinking about their landscapes. But there are still ways to care for your landscape even though the cold doesn’t allow you to linger in your yard for long. You can look forward to the spring thaw with these winter landscape design questions and tips for Olney homeowners, especially those with smaller landscapes.
How Much Room Do You Have?
First of all, you’ll want to assess how much room you have in your small landscape. Olney homeowners should be aware that starting off the process by jumping straight to the planting stage might not be the best idea. Consider the following factors:
- dryness or dampness of the landscape,
- the presence of slopes, and
- terrain type (is it mostly soil, or are there rocks too?)
When you have a small landscape, making a mistake can be much worse than making one in a larger or wider landscape, so keep that in mind as well.
How Will You Move Around?
Ease of movement is one of the most important factors in landscape design. Even if you have a breathtaking landscape, that won’t matter if you can’t walk around through it. How does your home align with the landscape? Where does it meet the property lines belonging to your nearest neighbor? These are other questions you should think about when finalizing your Olney landscape design. The position of trees, water features, and hardscapes matter too. If you can align patios, driveways, and the windows on the side of your house, you can help create a feeling of unity for your small landscape that might not have been there before.
What Materials Do You Want?
Having considered some of the other factors involved in landscape design, you might have overlooked one critical element: the types of materials you want to use. Feel free to use Delaware river rock, pea gravel, and some of the other stones that we offer at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. Whichever materials you would like to use, we can deliver them to you.
Olney Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Services From Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Whether you need skilled landscape design, outdoor lighting, dumpster rental, drainage solutions, or just about anything outside of your property taken care of, call the professionals at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, quality work, and personal touches. We can handle both small and large jobs in Columbia and beyond and will be honored to work on your property. To get a quote and learn more about our services, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 921-5789. For pictures of our work and more lawn and home tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Google+.