With hot, sultry days ahead and the kids out of school, your home and yard are going to see a lot of use this summer. In the age of social distancing, we may consider replacing trips to the shore or tropical vacations for family barbecues and small gatherings on the patio. Although this summer may look a little different, now is a great time to update your home’s outdoor amenities. With its team of landscape designers, fine gardeners and expert masons, Roots Landscape is your ‘Go-To’ design/build firm for creating the perfect outdoor oasis while still practice social distancing. They have the ability to design lush gardens, beautiful patios and walkways and colorful container gardens for you to enjoy year-round. Daniel Burt, Owner and President of Roots Landscape, has a few tips and ideas to help you create your stay-cation oasis.
Take Curb Appeal to the Next Level
Dan believes creating a welcoming entrance with pops of color and beautiful walkways gives your home a sense of warmth and luxury. “Roots has the ability to add texture and vibrant colors to your yard while not breaking the bank,” says Dan. Roots can even match your new landscape to your personal style and home’s architecture. The Main Line has a wealth of different architectural styles so it is pertinent that the designers have the ability to compliment your aesthetic. From Tudor, to modern farmhouse and mid-century modern, to even the larger estates, our designers and gardeners always take note and design accordingly. Roots can even incorporate planted containers into your existing landscape. This is a simple addition that enhances your home and gives a sense of taste and luxury to even the most modest of abodes.
Create a Focal Point Through Fire
Being able to cozy up with a blanket and book during the cool nights by the fire is always magical. Whether it’s a stone firepit or modern gas fireplace, features like this always create warmth and comfort. Roasting marshmallows or sipping a glass of wine on those cool summer and autumn nights with a fire element creates a destination in the landscape that is above all else. Bringing the indoors outside is the perfect way to extend your home’s footprint and give you more room to live life comfortably. With a design that complements the rest of your home’s decor, outdoor fireplaces allow you to use these spaces year-round.
Transform Small Spaces
Roots is able to create the most exciting spaces even when square footage is at a premium. “We have many clients in Center City and in the Main Line boroughs where space is limited.” Says Dan, “so we strive to make every inch of your small space count!” The designers at Roots Landscape love the challenge of sprucing up a balcony or city terrace. Installing a green-walls, containers or even getting creative with paving patterns can transform an otherwise plain space into a lush getaway.
Create Versatility Through Hardscaping
Roots prides itself on the ability to design and install patios and walkways on an impressive scale. Whether natural bluestone or reclaimed brick or even salvaged Philadelphia stone curbs, Roots strives to make what could be a mundane patio into a custom landing pad for your home. Walls are also an important factor in creating a new space. “We see a lot of clients with hilly, undulating properties so making sure we secure those grade changes with beautiful boulder or stone veneered walls are both a challenge and a delight,” says Dan.
Roots Landscape’s team of landscape architects, designers, and gardeners work with clients to create the outdoor space of their dreams. Using 3D modeling and virtual phone calls, they can efficiently plan and design from a distance. Once it is time to work, they ensure everyone’s safety by practicing proper social distancing measures. Roots has worked on homes throughout the Main Line, Philadelphia and suburbs, as well as commercial properties such as Rittenhouse Hotel, Terrain, and Urban Outfitters.
ROOTS LANDSCAPE, INC.
485 Devon Park Drive, Suite 104
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