29 Jul Popular Design Elements
The American Society of Landscape Architects recently completed a survey of its members to find out what’s on everyone’s mind regarding the different parts of a landscape design project. Interestingly, we learned “the top landscape and garden elements include native plants (86.02 percent), low-maintenance landscapes (84.55 percent) and food/vegetable gardens (74.95 percent). Pergolas (50.94 percent), decks (47.40 percent), arbors (44.32 percent) and fencing (44.07 percent)” are the most sought after add-ons. We concur.
Our clients, especially in beautiful Orange County, California, are very aware of our responsibilities in our ongoing drought to conserve water and provide a beautiful landscape with tolerant, low maintenance plants. We have been on this bandwagon for more than a decade and can attest to the fact that native plants make for a terrific landscape while saving our precious resources.
We also believe that home gardening is good for both the environment and soul. Increasingly, we have been including above ground planters that are used for year round gardening of tomatoes, beans, corn and all sorts of imaginative fruits and vegetables. By making food at home, we save gas, wear and tear on our cars and help our stress by working in the earth and getting a reward for our efforts right on own plates.
If you are considering changing your landscape or need to update outdoor structures like pergolas, decks or retaining walls, Paradise Designs can ensure the project brings good craftsmanship along with beautiful designs and maybe even some tomatoes and chilies for your salsa!