Landscaping 101: 3 Exterior Elements That Will Renew Your Space

a beautiful patio with LED string lights hanging from the ceiling

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners are finally kick-starting their residential makeover projects across New Zealand. If you’re considering sprucing up your exterior space, make sure you focus on landscaping. By incorporating the right elements into your space, you can significantly increase its aesthetic appeal. In this blog, we’ll walk you through three key elements that can help renew your space. Continue reading.

1.     Potted Plants

As one of the best landscaping features for your home, a set of vibrant potted plants will breathe life into your space, both literally and metaphorically. More often than not, people go all out on the shrubbery that naturally grows in their exterior space. As a result, they don’t incorporate additional potted plants into their space.

This is one of the biggest landscaping mistakes you can make. In actuality, potted plants enliven exterior spaces because of a) the colorful plants and flowers within, and b) the eye-catching pots. As a whole, potted plants add the perfect pop of color to exterior spaces.

We recommend experimenting with potted plants in different styles, colors, sizes, and shapes. You can also experiment with different types of plants and flowers to figure out what looks best in your unique space.

2.     Patio Sectionals/Chairs/Benches

a modern patio featuring minimalist furnishings

Your exterior space should always feature modern, minimalist, and relaxing furnishings. Many people don’t think of exterior furnishings as landscaping elements. In actuality, this isn’t the case.

Can the right set of sectionals, chair, or benches increase the aesthetic appeal of your space? Yes! In fact, exterior seating arrangements are often considered one of the most eye-catching elements in the space, provided that they’re carefully selected.

Take your time. Browse through different options until you find something that exudes sophistication, looks relaxing, and complements the design and décor of your exterior space.

3.     An Outdoor Fountain

If there’s one thing New Zealand can’t get enough of, it’s outdoor fountains. Embellish your exterior space with a stunning outdoor fountain that beautifully pulls your space together.

You can choose from a plethora of unique designs: tiered flower pot foundations, water wall fountains, bamboo fountains, rock fountains, and so many other variations. Ultimately, the fountain should add a touch of serenity and tranquillity to your home.

Avoid going overboard. A beautiful, simple, and stunning outdoor fountain will make your space appear more inviting and engaging. For an added touch of pizzazz, place potted plants near the fountain.

As you incorporate these elements into your space, make sure you focus on the rest of your exterior space as well. If your home features a drab driveway, patio, foundation, or pathway, undo the damage to restore the aesthetic appeal of your space.

At Riverstone Concrete, we specialize in offering concrete services across Christchurch, New Zealand. If you’re looking for concrete driveway services, concrete foundation services, concrete flooring services, or concrete landscaping services, contact our team today.

We prioritize quality in every project that we undertake so you can rest assured that the final outcome will be exactly what you envisioned.