Landscaping in Colchester
Nobody can deny the feelgood factor of being outdoors and this is why many people now consider their garden and outside space as an important ‘room’ of their house.
In recent years, people have been spending more money on their outside space and making it really flow as a part of their home. A beautiful patio with a seating area that can be used both for daytime and evening entertaining, with carefully considered lighting, attractive planting schemes and perhaps a water feature or firepit, can really add an extra element to the home and, indeed, extra value.
As a homeowner in Colchester, one of the best things that you can do to your home is to give it a proper landscape makeover.
Having lush green grass, interesting and vibrant plants, a patio, perhaps a pizza oven or firepit in your garden has not only aesthetic value but also an economic and environmental benefit.
In this post, we are going to look at the benefits of landscaping, what it is, why you should have it done, and more.
What is landscaping?
It is easy to confuse landscaping in Colchester with gardening but there is a difference between the two. Landscaping refers to all those activities that are undertaken to improve the quality of a garden or outside area. Hard landscaping refers to structural elements such as patios, raised terraces, decking and creating zones with different materials and soft landscaping is more in terms of planting of lawns, grasses, trees, shrubs and plants and the addition of permanent garden ornaments and/or furnishings.
Benefits of landscaping
If you are planning to get landscaping in Colchester, here are some of the benefits that you will enjoy-
It improves your quality of life
Having a well-maintained and beautiful outside space can really improve your quality of life. Research has proven that having a glimpse of beautiful plants, trees and shrubs helps to reduce blood pressure. If you live on a busy road where there’s noise and other pollutants, having trees and other natural elements in your garden will help a great deal. It helps to improve your memory and even in lowering stress. One of the best ways to increase the aesthetics of your landscape is by planting a variety of flowers; chosen carefully they will bloom at different times of the year ensuring a beautiful garden in every season.
It encourages more family moments
With a pleasant garden, patio or barbeque area, your family will be more willing to spend time outside. Perhaps relaxing with a glass of wine with friends over a leisurely barbeque or watching children play in a hot tub or pool; using your garden as another entertaining ‘room’ is money well spent.
Have an edging and preventing soil erosion
Not just any edging but a strong edging on the lawns and around your garden. The edging ensures that grass does not spread to areas where it is not supposed to grow, like patios and driveways. The edging can also block soil and other garden debris from making the area dirty. You can use plastic, stone, or steel to build the edging on your garden and we will help you choose the best option for your garden.
Soil erosion can destroy the aesthetics of your garden and needs to be addressed. One way you can do so, especially if you live on a hilly site, is by having retaining walls constructed in your garden. The walls will prevent erosion and also add a decorative feature to your garden.
The presence of trees and grass in rehabilitating the environment cannot be under-emphasised. Trees help with the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and give oxygen. Therefore, having some trees in your garden can significantly help to protect the environment. Trees also provide a fantastic habitat for birds and wildlife.
It is an investment
Landscaping your property has a significant number of short-term benefits, but it also has long term benefits. The patios, water ponds, and driveways add lasting beauty to the property as a whole. Additionally, most landscaping features like patios are known to increase the market value of a property. As you get to enjoy the features, be safe in the knowledge that you will also earn more should you decide to sell the property in the future.
Our Landscaping in Colchester Features
If you reside in Colchester or surrounding areas, Footings Direct Limited offer some of the best landscape designs, using the highest quality materials from established suppliers. Our aim is to ensure that you get the best services to ensure that your property looks beautiful and that you get to enjoy all the landscaping benefits. The landscaping features we work on include:
- Garden designing
- Planting and soft landscaping
- Patios and pavements
- Block paving and Driveways
- Ornate Brickwork and garden walls
- Water features and lighting
- Decking and garden Joinery
- Summer houses and children’s play structures
- Trellises and fencing
You can get more information on these features here.
Working within a budget
Footings Direct Limited can help you work within your budget to produce a beautiful outside space, whether you require a modest change to a garden or a complete overhaul to a large outside space. We will work with you to produce a stunning scheme which will stand the test of time.