Functional Landscapes in Kansas City

Functional Landscapes in Kansas City

The landscape of your home says a lot about you. It can create a sanctuary, extra living space, and add property value to your home. Your landscape is what attracts you to your outdoor space. It can be both functional and beautiful all in one. Let’s go over the functions of different landscapes and how they could benefit your home. 


Hardscaping landscapes can be used to create all kinds of areas for your home. The most common is a patio area to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Adding a fireplace to the patio will create an area that is cozy for all seasons. More complex hardscaping includes outdoor kitchens. These are perfect for the master griller and entertainer. Not only are all these areas functional for outdoor living areas, but they add to your home value. Indoor/outdoor living is becoming more and more popular with studies showing people’s happiness level associated with the time spent outside. 

Flower Beds

Most homeowners consider flower beds for the front of their home, but they are the perfect complement to every backyard as well. They can include mulch or rock as the base of the bed pending the plant life in it. They can attract wanted birds and insects that can help nourish your lawn. Landscaped flower beds add beauty and nature to your outdoor space for you to enjoy. Consult your local landscaping company for information on what plant life will thrive in your area. 


drainage landscape being built in Kansas City

This is an undercover form of landscaping. Adding proper drainage to your landscape will improve your lawn health and allow you to add other features to your lawn. If you are wanting to add bed features or hardscaping to your property, it will fail if you do not have proper drainage. Poor drainage creates wet areas on the lawn that can cause erosion on beds and hardscaping features. It will also prevent dead spots in your lawn and water pooling during the rainy season.

Your landscape is much more than these few things, but these are just a few ways that you can add to it. Overall a clean and well done yard will add property value to your home. With a hardscaping feature you now have indoor outdoor living that is valuable for spending time with friends and family. Making these changes now will keep your and your lawn happy in the future. 

Regular maintenance on these projects is important. Make sure to consult a professional before starting any major home improvement projects. Hiring a professional lawn and landscaping company will make sure the job is done right the first time. 

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