What exactly is meant by a "landscape"?

A home or backyard landscape refers to the intentional arrangement and design of outdoor space in a residential setting. This includes features like lawns, gardens, patios, decks, and even decorative elements such as fountains or sculptures.

The purpose of a home's landscape is to create a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment for homeowners and guests, while also potentially increasing property value. It can vary greatly in design, reflecting personal preferences and needs, from a simple grassy yard with a few trees, to a complex arrangement of flower beds, shrubs, pathways, and outdoor living spaces.

Landscaping requires thoughtful planning, considering factors like climate, soil type, and maintenance requirements.

Part of the design phase is to incorporate planting beds and plant materials known as the softscape with the hardscape. The softscape consists of various plant materials arranged by height, color, and texture. The combing of these elements animates and brings “life” to the design. Together, both softscape and hardscape are integral components to achieving an overall landscape plan.

What can Tussey Landscaping do for you?

Here at Tussey Landscaping our true passion is creating beautiful yet functional outdoor living spaces for your family. We will work with you, incorporating your desires and needs to create a long-lasting, low maintenance garden environment that compliments the architecture of your home.

We take care to choose plants that grow to their full potential with minimal pruning, or over crowding their space. Combining plant shapes, colors, textures, and form is something we take great care in to create a natural looking beautiful garden environment.

Our softscapes are designed to serve as subtle additions to an already existing landscape as well as focal points for the aestetic and gardening wants of our clients.
All of our plantings maintain a healthy and aesthetic balance of trees, focal shrubs, perennials, accent boulders, open space and ground cover.

Our professional Landscape designers integrate the many softscape components to create a lasting landscape which exceeds our client’s expectations.

Our skilled crews pay extra attention to the design details and take pride in their accurate and efficient installations. We pride ourselves on using only the best materials the region has to offer. If you live in the ​Altoona, State College, Johnstown, and Bedford Pennsylvania area contact us today.

A stone stairway in the middle of a wooded area.


A backyard with a swimming pool and patio.

Swimming Pools

A backyard with a fire pit and patio furniture.


A waterfall with rocks in the middle of a garden.

Water Features

Landscape lighting at night in a stone walkway.


A patio with a red umbrella and patio furniture.


We Make A Custom Landscape Easy

  • 1

    Contact Us

    Provide us details about your dream backyard.

  • 2

    On-site Consultation

    We come to your home to discuss specifics and take measurements.

  • 3

    Custom Plan

    View your custom proposal. Some projects include a 3D rendering.

  • 4

    Project Installation

    Our team does the work, and you enjoy your dream backyard!

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