Landscape plantings are to the outside of a home what furniture, decorations and paint are to the interior of your home. Traditionally, shrubs were installed along a house wall to hide the raised house foundations that were prevalent at that time in some regions. With most homes in the Altoona, State College, Johnstown, and Bedford Pennsylvania area this is not much of a concern. Some of the goals of landscaping today are:
Newly built homes are sometimes plunked on an expanse of lawn devoid of mature trees. Softscapes ( plantings ) can quickly counteract this rather bleak look. (Curb Appeal)
Trees and shrubs can be used to break up vast expanse of vinyl siding, as well as soften hard lines even on houses that have very appealing architecture. Well-placed plants that reach a mature size can aid in the heating and cooling your home.
Plantings also act as the paint on the walls of your outdoor rooms, by providing many colors and textures to choose from.
Softscaping can also help by providing shade to cool your outdoor living room, and buffering out noise from traffic.
Knowledgeable and thoughtful plant selection play a key role in creating a functional and attractive landscape around your home. The first step in selecting plants is based on specific needs identified in the landscape plan.
Lawn areas and decorative ground covers protect the soil and offer areas for recreation and relaxation. But additional plants such as a Japanese maple, with its interesting shape, color, and texture can serve as an attractive focal point.
Perennials can also be a fragrant addition, serving up delightful displays of color and contrast, while introducing seasonal change and perhaps attracting wildlife visitors. Mature trees and aromatic shrubs can dramatically define the outer spaces of your garden and provide a practical way to maintain privacy and scenic integrity.
Planting shade trees serves to break up large areas of siding on homes. When these trees are properly placed they may also help with your heating and cooling cost. This is just one of the many sustainable design ideas we bring to you. Please help us and you become a better steward of our local Altoona, State College, Johnstown, and Bedford Pennsylvania area environment.
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