The weather in Colorado is finally starting to feel more like summer, so we thought it was a fitting time to celebrate the warmth by hosting a Networking by Design event with Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine on May 15. The event got off to a great start with delectable food provided by Krave Colorado Catering — we could hardly stop ourselves from seconds (and thirds)! Guests were also able to enjoy music courtesy of ListenUp, play cornhole, and converse well into the evening.
Just like indoor spaces, outdoor spaces also need walls. Whether those walls are made with wood, rock, or even just shrubs or trees, walls help add privacy, style, and structure to landscapes.
Solid rock walls are particularly popular for Colorado landscapes. Here are some ideas for creating a stylish landscape using rock walls:
A rock wall can be so much more than just a divider. We like the idea of using a curved rock wall as the base for a practical seating area that faces a fire pit, for example.
Geometric designs have been used in landscape designs for thousands of years. Greeks and Romans used boxwood hedges, which were manipulated into the shapes and arrangements they wanted, whether it be a manicured plant in the shape of an animal or part of an intricate labyrinth. Stone tiles were laid in perfectly executed diamonds, or linear walkways ended in circular seating areas complete with a fountain.
Ideas for Garden Hardscaping with Geometric Designs
Every year, more and more homeowners are taking a greater interest in expanding their living space outdoors. As the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville notes “… homeowners want to get more enjoyment out of their yards. They want attractive spaces that are both easy to take care of and sustainable.”
ASLA‘s 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey offers insight into what homeowners want out of their outdoor living spaces. The survey also provides a source of inspiration for those looking to make updates to their landscapes. Below is a look at some of the …
You may be familiar with the Pete Seeger classic, written by Malvina Reynolds, which goes like this…“Little boxes, on the hillside. Little boxes made of ticky-tacky…and they all look just the same…”
If Colorado landscape designers don’t think outside those proverbial “little boxes,” you can end up with a boring or awkward landscape, which resembles a postage stamp, rather than an inspired endeavor.
The corners can be the trickiest areas to landscape but with a little insight into some “tricks of the trade,” you can maximize the potential of the corners in your yard(s). Use sculptures or garden art. Rather …