Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and regardless of whether you love it, hate it, or couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Day, it’s still a day to celebrate someone you care about. Plus, this year, we could all do with a little extra love in the air.
The yard is an extension of your living space, so why not make it as functional and liveable as possible? At Quiet Village Landscaping we see the swath of green space around a residence as capital that is often underutilized real estate. Take full advantage of your property by designing an outdoor space that feels more like an additional room than simply a yard. Built-in features like stone or paver fire pits and fireplaces create warmth and welcome use throughout the year, even when the temperatures drop. The benefit of having an open fire for grilling adds functionality to charm.
Sitting walls provide structure to your outdoor space and convenient seating for social gatherings. Our design team balances the functional hardscaping with gorgeous plant and flower selections which soften the feel of your space. The most memorable outdoor spaces have a mix of both elements. Permanent physical features provide a solid structure and support function while softer elements like plantings, trees, and manicured lawn areas create variety with a palette of colors and textures that change with the seasons.
Whether you would like to add structure or softness to your outdoor escape, our team can help. From patios to walkways, pergolas to water features, our goal is to maximize the functionality of your space while adding beauty and serenity that will increase your pleasure and your property value.
We are happy to offer your home our expertise and professional installation skills. Call our office at (314) 657-7050 or email email@example.com to request a free initial design consultation.
Rebecca, our landscape designer, responds to some commonly asked questions about landscaping.
Q. What’s trending right now in the landscaping world?
A. We’re seeing a lot of great trends right now:
Q. What is easy to overlook when designing or maintaining your outdoor living space?
A. Most often we see people not being conscious of the plant’s mature size. For example, people tend to plant their plants too close together or the house and then once the plants have reached their full size, the home owner has to go back and consistently maintain them.
A few other things people tend to forget is how important soil preparation is, how the natural habitat has an effect on their landscape (especially those living close to the woods), and how your water runoff can affect your neighbors’ water runoff and drainage.
Especially in the heat of the summer, it’s important to remember that even well-established plants (large trees and shrubs) can benefit from being watered a couple times a week. The stress of the summer heat can lead to issues in the future. Also, using proper pruning technics is critical since a poorly pruned tree or shrub is more susceptible to disease and pest problems. Lastly, people must understand that even a low maintenance garden needs some tending to a couple time of the years.
Q. How can I really make my landscape “pop”?
A. Adding a fireplace, fire pit, pizza oven or outdoor kitchen to a patio gives you a lot more options with your space. Pergolas are great for climbing plants and adds a vertical dimension to your landscape. The right outdoor lighting can turn your home and garden into an entirely new setting at night, and water features add a great natural touch to your garden.
Let us know how we can help design or maintain your outdoor paradise!
Get the most out of the changing seasons with a custom-designed outdoor fire pit. Few comforts compare to sitting with your family around a warm fire, watching the sparks dance under the canopy of a star-studded sky, and relishing the ambient noises of a cool autumn evening. The smell of the wood burning brings back memories of camping, cookouts, and outdoor fun even as you create new memories to cherish.
But the right fire pit provides more than comfort. It acts as a focal point for your landscape, increases the value and beauty of your home, and offers a warm attraction for your guests. If you are culinarily inclined, opt for a fire pit that doubles as an open fire grill or an enclosed oven.
Installing a fire pit at the end of summer or the beginning of fall allows you to get the most enjoyment from your outdoor living space as the weather turns cooler. Quiet Village provides St. Louis’ widest selection of quality materials for your fire pit or fireplace, so you get to choose the exact style that suits your taste and complements your current structures. There are many different sizes and types of fire pits and fireplaces, so talk with us about options for either small or large areas.
You deserve to enjoy your outdoor living space this autumn. Call Quiet Village today to set up a consultation, and get started with designing your paradise.