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Pennsylvania Landscpaing Ideas

Pennsylvania Landscaping

Design ideas for residential landscapes in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and beyond

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Colonial Landscape Design Style Sheet

Colonial Landscape Design

Use this design sheet to help you create the perfect colonial landscape. You'll get ideas for color, décor, materials, plants and fabric. It is a great starting point for any Pennsylvania landscaping project.

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The climate of Pennsylvania varies across the state. In turn landscaping practices and popular features vary too. Areas near Lake Erie receive large amounts of rainfall and landscape plants and materials must be selected accordingly. Floods can also be common, so it's important to have proper drainage and walls in place that will help protect your home.

Despite the various weather conditions, many Pennsylvania homeowners still want and use outdoor living spaces. If built with the right materials you can have a gorgeous outdoor fireplace, kitchen or pergola that will add to the value of your home and the quality of your life.

Get these tipsIn this section, you'll find tips on:

  • What plants are suited for a traditional landscape design
  • Selecting furniture for a cottage garden
  • Using picket fences and arbors to add curb appeal
  • What type of landscaping best complements a Colonial home
  • Creating a yard that is fun for adults and kids
  • Designing a pool to accommodate an automatic cover
  • Adding a private patio to the front of your home
  • How to create a sustainable garden
  • Landscaping ideas for townhomes
  • Selecting the right garden structure for your Pennsylvania property
  • Using local stone in your landscaping project
  • Determining the right size for accent boulders
  • Using large stones as seating
  • Turning a boulder into a fountain
  • How to arrange rocks in a natural fashion
  • Designing a naturalistic pond with woodland plantings
  • Selecting the best location for a pond
  • Proper tree planting guidelines
  • Choosing plants that will grow well in shady gardens
  • Transforming a corner lot into a private city garden
  • Dividing a landscape into distinct outdoor rooms
  • Taking cues from the architecture of your home
  • Using planted containers to accentuate key areas of your garden
  • Creating a natural stone waterfall
  • Setting up your yard for outdoor entertaining

When it comes to landscaping, the sky's the limit. Decide how you want to use your garden and go from there. Once you feel confident about your needs, hire a Pennsylvania landscape professional to help turn your dreams into a reality.

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