Some people think of their landscape as separate from their home, when actually a landscape is a continuation that is full of potential and possibilities. But just as you do for any other part of your home, you need to determine its intended purpose before it can begin fulfilling your needs. If you want to achieve your dream landscape design, check out HGTV’s suggestions for the different ways you can take advantage of your outdoor space:
An outdoor living space by Phase One Landscapes
- To enjoy all the pretty plants and flowers or to attract birds and butterflies
- To entertain—there’s so much you can do these days to make your outdoor landscape perfect for having guests over
- To relax and rejuvenate after a trying day or to have somewhere to think in a peaceful setting
How do you want to use your outdoor space? If you want help getting your dream landscape in the Denver, Colorado, area, contact Phase One Landscapes today.
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Landscaping provides beautiful views even beyond the outdoors. What do we mean? Think about standing inside your home looking out through one of the windows. You have a view in front of you of your yard and gardens, and these views could be even greater by considering your window locations when planning your landscaping. Freshome has a number of tips to offer for maximizing interior views with outdoor landscaping. Here are a few things to think about:
- Don’t block noteworthy views with heavy window treatments like dark drapes. The landscaping can serve as a sort of “wall art” for your home’s décor.
- Make the indoors and outdoors more cohesive by displaying more potted plants and greenery inside.
- If you feel like your home isn’t offering enough views from windows, think about adding a sunroom where you can admire your landscaping while still sitting inside.
For help making your landscaping beautiful from inside and out, contact Phase One Landscapes in Denver at 303-750-6060.
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Do you remember the Mexico City botanical garden story we posted about last week? Well, we came across another great botanical garden we couldn’t wait to share, this time beautifying South Africa.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden lies at the base of Table Mountain, giving it an excellent location full of beautiful views. In fact, it’s said to be the prettiest of South Africa’s gardens, and its sights appeal to everyone—botanists and novices alike. From ShelterPop:
“Down below in the gardens, plants indigenous not only to the Cape Peninsula, but to the whole country are planted in specific sections. Kirstenbosch was in fact the first botanic garden in the world to devote itself to the indigenous flora of a country when it was founded in 1913.”
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Photos: Marie Viljoen via ShelterPop
This is a neat story! As we were browsing the web, we came across this Inhabitat post about a new addition to Mexico City: a facility that’s not only the public library, but also a botanical garden. The formerly barren site is now home to a lush Mexico City landmark. Biblioteca Vasconcelos was built with sustainability in mind, taking advantage of daylighting while sporting a green roof as well. Adding to the educational aspect of the library, the outdoor botanical garden also aims to educate visitors. This garden area expands over more than 26,000 square meters and contains just short of 170 tree, shrub and herbaceous plant species. But a picture is worth 1,000 words, so take a look:
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Photos: Yoshihiro Koitani via Inhabitat