5 Deck Design Trends For Fall 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-59-43-amA beautiful, functional deck is an essential part of your home’s landscape design, and can be used and enjoyed throughout the year. Don’t let cooler temperatures keep you inside. Here are 5 deck design trends for fall 2016:

Outdoor kitchens. Creating an outdoor kitchen is one of those trends that is likely to stick around for a long time. It transforms it from just a spot to relax outside into a fully functional entertainment area. Depending on the amount of space available, you can include a variety of useful features for cooking and food preparation. Built in custom cabinets add storage space, and a refrigerator allow you to do all your entertaining outdoors.

A true living space. Just because the weather is turning cooler, that shouldn’t mean the end of enjoying your deck for the year. You can use your deck all fall by creating a cozy and comfortable living space. Use furniture and decor to set it up just like a living room.

Defined spaces. Rather than just having one open, large area, modern decks are being designed to have defined spaces. For example, you can select a specific area for the kitchen, and another for the living space. It helps make the deck feel more cozy and spacious, overall.

Stylish railings. While a deck railing serves an important safety function, it can also be an integral part of the design. A stylish railing adds an upscale, contemporary look that can really upgrade the appearance of a deck. Consider varied materials, such as metal and glass, for a unique and modern look.

Make it tranquil. A deck can be a comfortable living space, but one of the benefits of being outdoors is being able to add things like fire and water features. A soothing zen water fountain can provide a calming element. A fireplace can create a more cozy environment on those chilly evenings. Ultimately, you want a deck that reflects a modern look and feel, and is also fully functional throughout the fall season.

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Don’t Fall Into Landscape Envy!

shutterstock_142624336As you look around your neighborhood, you may find yourself falling into feelings of envy. Your neighbors might have perfectly manicured properties that always seem to look good, no matter the season or the weather conditions. Do you find yourself wondering what tips they may have to offer, or what secrets they can share? Let Hidden Creek Landscaping help you have a beautiful property all year around, so you can stop envying others and start loving your lawn.

  1. Make your vision a reality. We’re here to turn your landscape dream into a reality. If you have a vision for what you want, but simply don’t know where to start or how to go about creating it, turn to our experienced team. From the design to the completion of the project, we’re there every step of the way, ensuring that you get the beautiful look that you desire. We can help you transform an ordinary outdoor space into something truly exceptional.
  2. Enhance your outdoor living area. Don’t stay stuck indoors when you have plenty of room for outdoor living space. We can assist you in the creation of an outdoor oasis that your family can enjoy throughout the year. Whether you like to host gatherings, cook and dine outside, or simply want a relaxing space to unwind and entertain, we have the skill and expertise to make it happen. We carefully consider all aspects of your property to ensure that the design works best for your home.

With years of experience, a growing portfolio, and a team that truly cares about our clients, Hidden Creek Landscaping will be thrilled to help you achieve your vision. Don’t fall into landscape envy as you look around your neighborhood. Allow us to help you bring your vision for a more beautiful and functional property to life.

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Enhance Your Landscaping With These Fall Tips & Tricks

shutterstock_210404245While you may think that the autumn is a time for winding down yard work, you actually do need to spend some time on fall landscaping. Doing so will keep your lawn and gardens in great shape throughout the winter. Here’s some helpful tips to enhance your landscaping this fall:

Embrace the colors. Embrace the colors of the season by decorating with hardy mums, vibrant asters, and pretty pansies. You can make beautiful flower box arrangements and pots to place on a porch or front walkway. Mums are the quintessential fall flower, since they come in a variety of stunning colors, including shades of purple, scarlet, yellow, and orange.

Rake often. To keep your lawn looking its very best and to keep grass healthy, you will want to rake up fallen leaves often. If you let them pile up too much, moisture will build up underneath, which can damage the grass. Spend a few minutes every few days raking up the freshly fallen foliage, and especially before it rains.

Continue mowing. As long as your grass is still growing, you should continue mowing it. Once you do the final mow of the season, the blades of grass should all be the same length. This will help keep your lawn healthy through the winter, and ensure that it starts off growth in the spring the right way.

Aerate and reseed. Your lawn can take a beating from the scorching sun and high temperatures during the summer. Fill in any dry, damaged patches by aerating and reseeding. Choose the best grass seed type for your region, spread plenty of seeds, and keep them well watered.

By following these fall landscaping tips, you can maintain a beautiful lawn and garden throughout the year. There will be less work to do in the spring, and you’ll be able to relax in the winter, knowing that your yard looks great.

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How To: Bring Your Interior Style To Your Outdoor Living Space

shutterstock_72658555Decorating the interior of your home is one of the best ways to express your personal style, and patio lovers can carry that to the outdoors. Your outdoor living space doesn’t have to look and feel like an entirely separate area of your home. These decorating tips and tricks will help you transform your outdoor space into a cozy, comfortable spot to enjoy throughout the year.

Mimic your living room. Think of your outdoor seating and entertaining area as an additional living room. Include furnishings like a sofa, side tables, and a larger coffee table. You’ll want to choose items that can withstand the weather, but there are still plenty of comfortable options for cushions and pillows. Add touches like throw blankets, coffee table books for browsing, and coasters for beverages. Don’t be afraid to hang a few pieces of artwork or other decorative items on the walls.

Consider comfort. If you want to truly enjoy your patio, you’ll want to make it as comfortable as possible. When the weather is cooler, be sure to have a few blankets to wrap up in. A fireplace, chiminea, or fire pit are the perfect focal points to add warmth and create a cozy vibe. In the fall, a fire feature will allow you to linger outdoors for hours. You’ll be able to settle down with a good book, a glass of wine, or even enjoy a board game with the family.

Create zones. A great way to establish designated areas on a patio is by using curtains and furniture to create zones. Hanging curtains also allows you to add color and patterns, and it can give you more privacy outside. You can make a specific area for dining and food preparation, and keep it separate from the seating and lounge area.

Don’t be afraid to allow your personal style to shine through in your outdoor living space. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create an outdoor area that feels like an extension of your home’s interior.

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Landscaping Tips For September Weather

20140828_bender_0124Adding a patio to your home, reshuffling flowerbeds, making space for a fish pond, or even something as simple as maintaining a vegetable garden can bring beauty and calmness into your life.  Below are some September landscaping tips for fall weather.

Loyal Evergreens. Evergreen trees and shrubs are loyal when compared to deciduous ones, especially when it comes to giving your garden that jaw dropping contrast: lush green juxtaposed with dying and falling leaves. You don’t want to overdo it, so sticking to low-rise evergreens that don’t overshadow other delightful spaces in your yard.

Think ‘All Year Round’.  Choose plants that thrive through the different seasons whilst the other ones dwindle. Consult with your landscaper on how to incorporate multiple plant varieties.

A Fresh Layer Of Paint. They say you never get a second chance at a first impression, but we believe that with landscaping and home improvements, you do. Adding a fresh layer of paint to walls, garden chairs and gutters makes quite an intriguing impression at a time when, quite naturally, everything ought to be dull and boring.

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