Acreage Landscaping Ideas
Experience is everything on acreages and larger landscaping projects
With over 40 years experience in large projects such as acreage landscape design and construction, you can feel safe with The Landscape Artist having certified landscape design and construction experience. More importantly, being able to quote larger projects accurately and not provide clients with typical contractor budget surprises or inability to provide the larger services on a timely basis is so important for your experience while we make your dream landscapes come true. Rural Calgary has many areas we have designed and constructed stunning landscape projects. It is important to use a certified landscape designer and a company able to properly quote and execute a larger project. As you will see with our video portfolios and testimonials below, we have designed and constructed many beautiful acreage landscaping projects and have great video testimonials and happy customers.
Acreage Landscaping Ideas - Bearspaw Property
Your acreage landscaping plan and design
There are several considerations regarding your landscaping plan. Developing the long term design and plan based on the considerations we review with you is as important as defining the budget. Due to the amount of space typically involved in acreage design, not every client wants to develop the complete acreage space all at once. Having the proper plan developed with budget considerations in mind will allow a proper plan to be executed to ensure you needs and wants are met and your can enjoy your beautiful new acreage landscaping as soon as possible.
Considerations for acreages & larger scale landscaping projects
Focus on what is going to make your life better now.
Some of the first considerations for your landscaping plan involve cooking, eating and lounging in your acreage yard. These are areas that are typically located around the house and can bring you enjoyment quickly. Adding a deck with an outdoor cooking area or outdoor kitchen allows you to start enjoying your new outdoor spaces. Designing patio areas for lounging or entertaining can include fire pits or outdoor fireplaces. Other considerations such as designing easy access to hot tubs or spas on decks or patios can include ideas for privacy or wind protection. Every area that will make your life better now should be the first focus in your acreage planning as this will make your life more enjoyable.
Early strategy ideas for long term gain and savings
One example of strategies used in our planning of your landscape and would be planting trees early. Less mature trees cost less money and therefore with your budget, you can plan to add more trees into your landscape design if you plant them early. Mature trees are quite expensive. The sooner you get them in, the sooner they mature. This type of strategic landscape planning will bring you more visual enjoyment of your acreage.
Acreage maintenance - how do we make your life easier?
Considerations for your acreage landscaping should involve you spending less time maintaining and more time enjoying your outdoor spaces. Low maintenance considerations include designing garden beds with serpentine curves with concrete curbing so you can operate your ride-on lawnmower without stopping to trim grass edges. Using low maintenance plantings effectively so you can enjoy design consisting of height, colour, seasonal blooms is important as well as proper weed protection and low maintenance mulch to give you the benefit of retaining moisture for your garden beds.
Adding curb appeal to your acreage property
Curb appeal on acreage properties sets the design stage for your space as well as often includes the ability to add security and privacy. Stone pillars with metal security gates are considerations for your property. Large stone retaining walls might be a consideration for acreage properties with slopes. Again, low maintenance garden beds using cement curbing, low maintenance plants and mulch as well as weed protection fabrics add to the curb appeal and limit the amount of upkeep required.
Viewscapes and view points from within the acreage property
Common use points such as where you are eating breakfast or dinner, or where you are lounging in your yard are prime areas we will want to focus on what do you see in your yard. Our customers typically chose an acreage property due to space of the land, privacy and an ability to make it your own. When you spend a lot of time looking at your outdoor space, you should enjoy like what you see. These view points within your yard are important to know for the completed design project to ensure you always enjoy and appreciate your acreage space. Our design and planning team has been brought in on acreages that already had landscaping done from other companies and have provided a proper design and plan to ensure our customers will be happy.
Activities, hobbies and enjoyable spaces in your property
Another stage of consideration for your landscaping plan would be creating enjoyable activity space such as sports courts, kids play areas, outdoor putting greens or hobby areas such as gardens and greenhouses. There are many different spaces we have designed into acreage spaces and some are unique in regards to limiting access from animals who may like to intrude or consume your gardening work.
Future considerations for your acreage property
Larger properties such as acreages allow you to extend your beautiful landscaped areas to events such as Engagement parties, weddings, reunions, anniversaries, corporate parties and more. Some customers add gazebos or large water features such as streams, ponds and waterfalls to set a mood from the view and peaceful sounds. Considering the possibility of future events into your complete landscape design and plan will ensure everything with the design has flow and proper view points to make your acreage beautiful and functional.
Once you meet with our design team and discuss all considerations and come up with a plan, budget becomes a very important part of the plan. At this stage, we can develop an overall plan and stages of development. Some customers may choose to stage the development over a few years and therefore apply the budget over an extended time. Having the design, plan and strategy is very important so your space can start to be enjoyed as soon as possible and the over time the landscaping matures into a beautiful acreage landscaping oasis you dream of.