So your new custom home is finally finished here in Murfreesboro, TN, and it looks amazing… on the inside. The outside landscape probably isn’t anything great. Construction can take its toll on the landscape, and if you’re building in a new neighborhood on new lot, hopefully you’re lucky enough to have some fresh sod and not just dirt. But don’t fret. There are great landscaping companies here in Murfreesboro that can help you make your landscape pop to improve the overall look of your custom home, and here is how you can do it.
Just like you chose the perfect colors for the interior of your home, you want to do the same for your landscape by choosing colors that complement each other and aren’t overwhelming. You’ll have a wider variety of colors to choose from, but remember not to overdo it. Choose flowers that work well together, such as yellows and purples. Also take into consideration the color of your home’s exterior. If your home is a dark shaded brick, you might want to use a light shade of brown for mulching.
Shrubbery usually requires more thought than people give it. When choosing shrubs for your landscape, keep in mind their maintenance needs. Any shrubs placed under windows should be easy to maintain. You don’t want a fast growing, tall shrub, else it’ll lead to constant maintenance to prevent it from blocking windows. Save taller shrubs for spots that do not obstruct windows. These shrubs can be very effective at improving the look of large homes that have areas with no windows.
Just as you designed your own home, your landscape is ultimately up to you to customize. You don’t have to be a landscaper to accomplish this, just like you weren’t a contractor when you designed your home. Work with your landscaping company, tell them what you want, and they will know how to accomplish it. Your custom home deserves a landscape that complements it.