5 Landscaping Facts to Know Before Building Your Custom Home

Landscaping is part of the custom homebuilding process; your home isn’t really “complete” until the exterior is just as breathtaking as the interior. If you do it correctly, you can transform what would be a plain lawn into something as charming and alive as you want it to be.

Landscaping Facts

Buffer Sound with Greenery

If you’re like most homeowners, you want privacy and peaceful quiet in your own backyard. Whether you’re not a fan of fences or your homeowner’s association doesn’t allow them, you can still plant an evergreen privacy screen around your custom home. Tall, thick evergreen bushes buffer noise and ensure that you can enjoy a relative measure of privacy in your backyard.

Foster a Beautiful Lawn with Fescue

Landscaping professionals consider fescue to be the best grass for Middle Tennessee lawns. Originating from a Kentucky grass species, fescue is compatible with our climate, and it’s resistant to fungus, pests and diseases. A side benefit is that you don’t need to mow fescue as frequently as you need to mow other grass types because it holds moisture in its blades. Most lawn professionals recommend allowing your fescue to grow higher than 4 inches to keep it healthy.

Enjoy Annual Beauty with Perennials

If you choose the right flowers, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking bloom every year without doing any extra work. Some of the best perennials for Middle Tennessee include:

  • Daylilies
  • Bellflowers
  • Lavender
  • Irises
  • Hydrangea
  • Yarrow

Xeriscaping: Not Just for Deserts

Xeriscaping, a new kind of landscaping that minimizes water usage and maintenance by using drought-tolerant plants and natural stone, is becoming increasingly popular among people buying luxury homes.

Keep Your Landscape Pristine with Pathways

Creating paths through your landscape creation prevents people from trampling on plants and flowers. Bricks and stones are the most popular pathway materials, but you don’t have to limit yourself to traditional construction. Imported tiles embedded into soil, geometric shapes and small stones are great ways to express your creativity while lending style to your landscape.

Are You Ready to Talk About a Custom Home in Middle Tennessee?

We’d love to hear your ideas for your next home. Just call us at 615-661-9995 or contact us online to let us know what’s on your mind; we’ll show you how we can bring your dream home to life.

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By | 2017-02-13T18:08:38+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Garden, Home Building, Outdoor Living|Tags: , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Carbine & Associates was founded by James Carbine and the late Denzel Carbine in 2003. Originally from Florence, Alabama, James earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Auburn University. As a long-time home builder, he continues the quality, elegance and passion for building synonymous with his early partnership with his brother.