• Hardscape

    Back to School, Return to Backyard Designs

    “Back to school” time means many things for Hoosier families. At Hittle Landscaping, it’s a great time to begin planning backyard designs. We offer a free consultation, so bring your dreams and Pinterest boards.

    Look to us to guide you through the process for projects big and small. We can spend this time ironing out details so we can break ground as early as possible. Let’s create something together for you to enjoy with family and friends next season.

    Trending Backyard Designs

    We’ve seen a resurgence with sustainability in backyard designs. This means different things for different people, of course. It may be a simple herb garden wall, easily-accessible to the kitchen or outdoor living space. Wouldn’t it be great to cook a homemade pizza in your outdoor pizza oven with basil you grew yourself?

    Some families have adopted more of a “farm to table” perspective. Many opt to include their children in understanding where food “comes from” with a user-friendly seasonal vegetable garden. Children share with friends and neighbors or sprout a seed of entrepreneurialism.

    Other families have said “yes!” to what’s known as “urban farming.” Looking for earth-friendly functionality, some families have created havens for keeping bees or raising chickens.

    Sustainability also means using native and drought-tolerant plants.

    Embrace your local climate when creating backyard designs. Doing so will save you in maintenance and plant problems. Homeowners also regard sustainability in the choice of materials.

    Mindful choices may be made in the sourcing and transporting of hardscape materials. Also, depending on your property elements, using rock instead of grass eliminates water usage over the summer and reduces the amount to mow!

    Every year, more eco-friendly materials are available for backyard designs. For people like us who love nature, this is great news!

    Classic Backyard Designs

    If you had a deck or patio growing up, you probably had a table with a crank-up umbrella. It’s only gotten better. Dining al fresco remains popular and now we have so many options. Beautiful hardscapes create works of art underfoot. or house kitchen equipment.

    Water features muffle noise and inspire calm. Some hardscapes in backyard designs perform double-duty like a “sitting wall.” It provides additional seating for larger gatherings as well as defines the space.

    Play spaces now offer more than swings. Backyard designs incorporate practicality and whimsy for children and grandchildren with elaborate tree houses or structures like a pirate ship. Add a putting green. Start a family tradition with croquet.

    What is it about fire? Firepits and outdoor fireplaces remain popular. Whether it’s the cool Indiana nights or you just like to cuddle with your loved ones, fire continues to be a popular element in backyard designs. Bonus – if someone drops a s’more – it’s okay! No mess indoors.

    Collaborate with Hittle Landscaping for Custom Backyard Designs

    We want to know what you think! We love to talk to clients and transform their ideas into something extraordinary. We’ll bring our more than 40 years of expertise in thoughtful landscaping, lighting and design to create your personal retreat.

    Locally-owned and operated, Hittle Landscaping applies our trademark attention to detail to every challenge. To explore classic and innovative ideas in backyard designs for your property, call Hittle Landscaping today for a consultation.

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