Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping Ideas for your New Home

Landscaping ideas to consider when you are building a custom home!

Landscaping ideas from The Birchwood house plan 1239.

One of the many benefits about building your own home is the fact that you can customize it to your specifications. While you do have to attend to your budget and the building guidelines of your floor plan, in reality you can have everything you want (and can afford) when you build from the ground up. This reality extends into the yard as well as the home. As you build, keep your landscaping in mind. Here are some ideas to make your landscaping an extension of your home and your creativity.

Self-Watering Gardens | Reduce Maintenance

By: Melinda Myers

Self Watering Gardens make gardening easy by reducing maintenance and increasing success!

Raised beds and containers expand our planting options. They allow us to grow edible and ornamental plants even where there is no plantable space to garden.  Use them to make planting, tending and harvesting convenient by bringing the garden to your back door. And fill them with pollinator-friendly plants to enjoy the colorful hummingbirds and butterflies that visit and flit past the window, deck and balcony.

Reduce Maintenance and Increase Success with Self-Watering Gardens
The Self-Watering Standing Garden’s large reservoirs maximizes the time between watering.
Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company

YOUR NEW DREAM HOME – ADDING A GARDEN

Planting a garden for your new dream home!

There are so many things that go into making a new house feel like home. If you’ve recently built your dream home or if you’re still in the planning phase, you’ve likely thought about how plants and landscaping help to complete the look of your home and create an inviting exterior. Maybe you have a favorite flower that you would like to plant or you’ve considered planting a vegetable garden to provide fresh food for your family. Before you start picking plants, you’ll want to determine what planting zone you are in. This will let you know which plants are most likely to thrive and survive in your area. Gilmour.com provides an Interactive U.S. Planting Zone Map for 2018 that will help you make informed decisions!

Choosing plants for your new dream home based on planting zones.

Gilmour.com – Interactive U.S. Planting Zone May for 2018

Xeriscaping and New Houseplans

By: Danielle Hegedus and The Plan Man

New Houseplans and the Benefits of Xeriscaping

Rear exterior of houseplans #1190 - The Andalusia

Rear exterior of Home Plan #1190 – The Andalusia

As many homeowners seek to reduce their environmental impact when purchasing new houseplans through energy efficient appliances, solar panels, and utilizing eco-friendly building materials like bamboo, sustainable landscaping is also gaining popularity. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Pronounced “zeer-i-scape,” it’s a combination of two Greek words: “xeros” (dry) and “scape” (view). At Modernize , they love the benefits of xeriscaping and how you can incorporate elements of this ecologically sustainable landscaping into the outdoor space of houseplans.

HOUSE PLAN 1367-THE BAYSWATER IS NOW AVAILABLE

This waterfront house plan is compact, with open living areas and secluded private rooms.

NOW AVAILABLE!

Conversation flows easily from the two-story great room with open stair case to the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom/study has a walk-in closet and bathroom access. Upstairs, the master suite and secondary bedroom meet at a convenient walk-through utility room. An island basement provides storage and parking space, while a home elevator makes it easy to move between floors in this house plan.

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House Plan Coastal Design Now Available #1367

3 beds, 3 baths, approx. 1943 sq.ft.