Landscaping Ideas To Enhance Your Oroville Home – Pt 1

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Walking by an unkempt yard is dull and unappealing. On the other hand, walking in well-maintained garden is satisfying and relaxing. The difference is apparent. The appearance of the yard or garden speaks volumes. This post is part one of a two-part series on landscaping ideas for your Oroville home. I hope you find it interesting!

You could walk through the most expensive cities in the world, yet if the surroundings are unappealing, it would not compare to walking in a beautifully-landscaped cemetery! Maybe quieter! 

That is what landscaping does for property owners in Oroville, CA, or any city. Well-maintained landscaping does so much to enhance the look and feel of any home and is critical in the home selling process.

What Is Landscaping?

Landscaping is the process of enhancing the appearance of the gardens or other land areas, whether for aesthetics or practical purposes, around a home or other structures. Landscape maintenance is a vital thing to do before selling or buying a new home. It increases the curb appeal of your property and makes it easier to sell. 

Landscaping is an art and has been practiced by cultures worldwide for centuries. Today, landscaping requires intensive studying, and planning between the owner and the professional landscape architect before construction. Having a plan before you start is essential.

Three Essential Features of Landscaping

To start exploring Oroville home landscaping ideas, it’s good to be familiar with the three essential features to consider when landscaping: plants, terrain, and structures. These three main elements combine to form the landscape plan used in home landscaping.

Types of Plants For Landscaping

First, the types of plants to put in the area are a crucial part of landscaping. There are many options to choose from: edible, ornamental, trees, flowering plants, shrubs, vines, topiary, and more. The contractor selects the type of plants depending on the primary purpose of the landscape. For example, what is the theme of your landscaping goals? Water conservation or a cultural theme? Dog friendly or butterfly garden? There are many, many possibilities from which to choose.

Terrain Form

Second, the terrain or the shape of the land is also essential. Do you have enough space to walk through the gardens? What form do you want? Is it terraced? Or maybe multi-level? Does it need elevation? Are you thinking about a sports theme? Putting green?

If plants are the main landscaping character, the terrain is the stage. It is about how the plants are arranged and presented. 

Landscape Structure

Finally, the landscape structures include the construction of fences, patio covers, walls, decks, raised planters, or other built features. Do you want a pergola? Maybe a footbridge going over a rock stream? How about privacy or wind screen to shield a central seating area?

You’re only limited by your imagination. That said, if you’re like me, this isn’t always a good thing! Having a little help in deciding your options will make your decisions easier.

In my final post in this series, I’ll talk about the benefits of landscaping, areas to landscape, and some suggestions for local landscaping companies to help you find your way.

If you’re looking for the perfect home, please reach out to me. I’ve worked in Butte County for years and can help you find the ideal home. Please click here for my contact page.

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