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How to Choose Materials for a Landscape Redesign at a Landscape Supply in the York and State College, PA Area

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Is a new outdoor living project next on your to-do list? Here is how to choose materials for a landscape redesign at a landscape supply in the York and State College, PA, area.

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Is a new outdoor living project next on your to-do list? Whether you will be working on a few small upgrades or a complete landscape makeover, you want to plan ahead to ensure that you can limit your visits to the landscape supply and get access to the right materials. Here is how to choose materials for a landscape redesign at a landscape supply in the York and State College, PA, area.

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Coming Up With a Landscape Materials Plan

Since landscaping projects can be complex and costs can add up quickly, you will need a master plan to keep track of everything that will be needed as well as expenses. Identify the needs vs. wants, as the budget is worked through, and then go down the list to work out the costs involved. Will your landscape supply be able to get what you need? Asking that question ahead of time may help if something needs to be ordered.

Of course, the costs can fluctuate as the project starts to take shape and any site challenges like drainage or very steep slopes are brought to light. Investing in durable, long-lasting materials for hardscapes (patio, walkway, driveway, pool surround, and retaining walls) help to ensure the longevity of the project. Natural stone, concrete pavers and wall blocks, treated wood, brick, and tile can last many decades (especially if they are properly installed).

Stone Wall Needs

Retaining walls, too, will need sturdy footing that will ensure they stand the test of time. You will also want to decide whether to go with a stone retaining wall (suitable for smaller and non-load-bearing projects) or a wall constructed with concrete blocks and then clad with a natural stone or manufactured stone veneer.

Deciding on a Focal Point

When it comes to the overall design of the front yard and backyard, you could choose at least one high-impact focal point in each space. In the front yard, a formal entry gate, seat wall, fountain, or a new paver walkway will vastly enhance the home’s visual appeal. In the backyard, special features such as a pergola, outdoor fireplace, privacy wall, or water feature will enhance the enjoyment of the more private outdoor spaces.

Don’t Forget About Landscape Lighting

A softly lit outdoor space is often considered far more welcoming than one that is over-illuminated with a high-voltage spot light. Here, too, investing in a landscape lighting plan could be worthwhile so that high-activity areas such as the outdoor kitchen and low-activity areas such as a lounge area are illuminated to the best effect. A zoned approach would let you customize the experience in each area of the landscape. Walkway lights, wall-mounted light fixtures, and even fixtures embedded into masonry will ensure a safe and attractive space.

Factor In Ongoing Care Needs

As part of the project, you may want to consider ongoing maintenance requirements of the landscape renovation. Investing in an irrigation system now would make more effective watering over time, as it’s a more eco-friendly solution than traditional sprinklers and will reduce water waste.

Have questions as you go through your project list? No problem! Our friendly experts will help you choose the right materials, tools, and miscellaneous materials that will help your project come to life.

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