How can adding interesting textures take your landscape to the next level?
We strive to create interesting landscapes for all of our clients. Whether formal or informal in design, adding interesting textures is a way to take your landscape to the next level. Perennials like grasses, ferns, and alliums mixed with larger wide leafed plantings like hostas, laurels, and brunnera are always a hit. And don’t be afraid to mix perennials with annuals! We love the looks of an annual like verbena bonarensis mixed with a perennial grass like Mexican feather grass or ‘Blonde Ambition’ Blue Grama grass. Both have interesting textures that work well in masses.
What types of landscape and hardscape materials are best for my project?
Go raw with the types of landscape and hardscape materials you select for your project. Corten rusted steel, native plant material, locally sourced stone materials or reclaimed untreated timber for your pergolas are the way to go! Having these materials blended together will give an understated elegance to any landscape project. By simplifying your palate and selecting really wonderful materials, you’ll have a fresh landscape that will age beautifully.
What is the best way to use outdoor lighting effectively?
The outdoor lighting industry has come along way in the past 10 years. Low voltage lighting has revolutionized the way we light the landscape. We can now add more lights at a lower wattage to create warmer, more ‘candlelit’ landscapes that feel comfortable and inviting while adding a feeling of security. When we design lighting for our clients, we always try interest through dimension. Featuring interesting trees, stone walls, and pathways go far in creating the sense of coziness and ease of use. This always helps feature your landscape in winter. With freshly fallen snow or dark cold night, outdoor lighting creates a sense of warmth in the landscape even when viewed from indoors. Gone are the days of overhead, unattractive spots lights that blind users from seeing where they are going. Take a chance on adding more lighting to your landscape with beautifully warm low voltage lighting.
Roots has contributed to Main Line Today over the last 6 years and has given advice on landscape design and planting projects, both locally and nationally. Contact them today to schedule a consultation or visit our website to see our work.
Roots Landscape Inc. is your premier Greater Philadelphia landscape design/build firm. Whether you are looking to update your landscape, install a new patio, or create a backyard oasis, Roots Landscape is the company for your solution. Our qualified landscape architects, fine gardeners, and custom masons have over twenty years of experience building everything from pools and roof structures to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Let Roots Landscape create the outdoor living space you’ve dreamed of.
Roots Landscape, Inc.
485 Devon Park Drive, Suite 104
Wayne, PA 19087
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