A New Year, A New You: Landscape Edition
With the days becoming subtly longer and the energy of the holiday season fading down, we now have time to focus on the newest addition to our daily routine - 2017. For many home owners, the colder air offers a feeling of relief. Less time doing outdoor projects means more time spent on the indoor ones that were set aside during the warmer weather. The winter months are the ideal time to spend reflecting and planning for a landscape that brings you joy - long before the planting, maintaining and hard work begins. In our personal lives, many of us also view the end of the year is a time for self reflection and planning for the year to come. We see the fresh calendar as another opportunity to reach new and exciting goals. Here at Snow Creek Landscaping, we always encourage our clients, friends and family to include your own personal development with the planning of your landscape. We firmly believe that the outside of a home can greatly affect one’s happiness.
By Snow Creek Landscaping Arden, North Carolina
Have you ever felt unattached when you pull up to your house? Too often people unconsciously feel agitated or disconnected because their landscape doesn’t fit what they internally envision their home to be like. Whether it was designed for previous owners, unkept because of a busy work schedule, or it just doesn’t match the person you have become throughout the years - all of those can affect your personal life.
What Makes You Truly Happy? As we focus our attention in the outside of the house, it is extremely important to understand what makes you happy. So many people focus soley on creating a personalized space on the inside of their walls. For us, the outside of one’s house is just as important as the inside. Then, if the outside of our home is truly an extension of who we are as a person, surely it should include things that give us joy. To start off, we suggest writing down characteristics of what your ideal yard is. What is it that makes you stop and stare in appreciation at other homes? Is it a clean cut and simplistic design that just makes you feel comfortable, or are you drawn to a more organic and natural looking yard? For some, functionality and maintenance plays a big role, while others may be initially drawn to certain smells, colors and textures of specific plant species. Left: A waterfall we installed at a client’s house. How can we help you make your home become a place to relax and enjoy nature?
24 Fine Homes & Design | Winter 2017