Real estate gurus will tell you that its all about the curb appeal. So if your landscaping is looking a bit lackluster, and you are looking for unique ways to add aesthetic appeal, how about considering some eye-catching decorations, stonework, or architecture? Spruce up the look of your property with one or more of these beautiful and unique landscaping elements.
As of this writing, Big Earth Landscape Supply is having a huge summer sale through August 31, 2020 – what can you find for your home and garden? Shop today.
Landscaping Elements – Ideas and Inspiration
Polished stone fountains: Not only are fountains gorgeous; they also create a more sensory experience with the sound of trickling water. Instead of going with a more traditional fountain, consider a design that incorporates a more natural feel, like artisanal polished boulder fountains. Water bubbles and flows over the gorgeous smooth surface of these fountains for a unique look that is sure to please. These large fountains vary in color, from black granite, to sunset-yellow onyx, to grey-and-pink variegated marble.
Euro Spheres: If you want a more elemental appearance for your yard but still enjoy the idea of a gazing ball, you can consider a stone Euro sphere. These stone balls are usually 8-16” in diameter and sit on stands or pedestals in much the same way as a gazing ball. Their natural patterns and their smooth, rounded structure combine in an appealing balance of nature and sculpture.
Windchimes: While fairly common for yard decorations, windchimes are versatile and can be styled to fit a variety of landscape aesthetics. Small, metal chimes contribute to a whimsical experience, while ones made of hollow wood or bamboo sound more “zen”. Chimes made of shells fit perfectly into a more coastal yard.
Multi-hued gravel: Most gravel comes in a shade of grey or black. If you want to add a subtle yet gorgeous touch of color to your landscape, consider replacing some graveled areas with tumbled jade. The jade gravel has a mix of grey and green colors throughout, and the tumbling process polishes the stones so they will sparkle in the sunlight. Many types of rock will produce reddish-pink gravel, while others may have yellower tones.
Arched trellis: Improve the beauty of a garden walkway with an arched trellis. These can be made of wood slats, bent saplings tied together or metal rods, and are a great way to incorporate climbing plants and flowers into your landscape. When you train vine plants like wisteria, honeysuckle, ivy, or roses to grow over it, they create a magical, welcoming entrance or accent to a garden.
Unique raised garden beds: Improve the look of your raised garden beds by creating unique walls. Woven wicker adds earthy texture and a rustic look to your garden. For a fun appearance and a great project to involve the kids, paint raised beds in bright colors. For a cottage-look, line your raised garden walls with brick or flagstone. They will add eye-catching texture and patterning to your garden walls. You could even decorate cement slabs and affix them to the walls of your raised bed to add a more personal touch.
These and many other unique and gorgeous landscape elements can be found at one of our 4 area showrooms. Come visit us soon and take advantage of our summer sale going on now through August 31. At Big Earth Landscape Supply, you will find everything from large decorations down to simple pots and S-hooks to fulfill all your landscaping needs.