In sunny Central Florida, we’ve got the perfect weather for enjoying our lawns year-round. And what better kind of lawn to enjoy than one that’s beautifully landscaped?
As general contractors in Ocala, FL, we at Tallen Builders appreciate the curb appeal that beautiful landscaping can add to your home. But before you go in and make ho-hum updates like adding new sod or planting a few new bushes, think about what you really want to get out of your yard.
Deck or Patio
Looking for a place to sit back with friends and family on a cool evening or sunny afternoon? Adding a deck or patio is always a great renovation choice because it will add to your home’s value. A screened in patio can be an excellent choice if you have kids or pets that need to stay in the area, or if bugs are an issue. A deck, on the other hand, is perfect for setting up a table with an umbrella or lounge chairs to sunbathe.
Consider yourself a grill master? Love to entertain? An outdoor kitchen is the way to go. This souped-up version of a patio can include a grill, sink, mini fridge and outdoor brick oven, depending on your available space. Perfect for parties, an outdoor kitchen creates a great area for socializing and leaves the mess outside.
If you’ve got a green thumb, use it! Especially here in Florida where so many beautiful plants can be grown year-round. Opposite of the social outdoor kitchen, a garden is the perfect place for an escape. You can even create a meditation garden for optimal relaxation by picking flowers that create a relaxing color scheme. We recommend setting up a trail through the garden and including a bench or two where you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Whether you go with a small decorative fountain or a full-size pond, a water feature can add tranquility and beauty to your landscaping. Add a reflective pond for a sleek look that’s perfect to lounge by, or a babbling fountain with its soothing sounds. Water features will attract birds and other wildlife too for your watching enjoyment.
Decorative or Privacy Fencing
For the front of the house, decorative fencing can add attractive design and style to your landscaping with not a lot of upkeep. In the backyard, where we do most of our outdoor activities, consider privacy fencing. A tall wooden fence is the classic choice, but you can also use a living barrier such as bamboo plants or tall evergreen hedges.
Whether you go with one or many of these landscaping ideas, we hope they make your yard more enjoyable. At Tallen Builders, we can build whatever custom outdoor structures you would like, just give us a call. You can also reach us on our contact form or through social media any time. We’re excited to hear from you!
— Tallen Builders (@TallenBuilders) October 9, 2014