Your landscaping is the culmination of multiple parts working together to create an aesthetic. While plants are often the highlight of a landscape, physical structures are an important part as well. Incorporating garden structures in your landscape is a great way to improve its appeal and functionality!

With this thought in mind, let’s take a look at some garden structure and landscape design ideas that can help you get in the right mindset to transform your landscaping.

Build Structures for Climbing Plants

Climbing plants such as roses, passion fruit vines, and wisteria are versatile and add both color and fragrance to your yard. Flowering vines make beautiful additions to landscaping ideas around different types of outdoor spaces.

When building a trellis for climbing plants, remember that it will also create a canopy that can be useful even when the plant goes dormant. You can use the trellis to cover your walkway. Consider building an additional trellis that can be used to provide shade and shelter for benches.

Add Concrete Garden Structures 

Concrete structures are known for their timeless elegance, durability, and strength. Give your landscape a makeover by adding a concrete wall, pathway, or pad to it. In addition to boosting the curb appeal of your yard, a concrete structure will improve its functionality.

A stamped concrete pad, for instance, could be used as a picnic table. You may also install a set of steps to provide access to your tiered landscape.

Install Fountains 

The benefits of fountains go beyond simply aesthetic. Adding a water fountain to your landscaping is a great way to create an oasis. The sight and sound of flowing water relaxes the senses, reduces stress, and promote wellness.

There are many types of landscape fountains to choose from. They can range from simple, yet elegant fountains to ornate works of art. When choosing a fountain, consider your landscape design. When in doubt, consult a landscape design company near you.

Consider a Gazebo or Patio Cover

Gazebos are great throughout the year. A gazebo will make your yard stand out from the crowd, transforming it into the jewel of the neighborhood and add value to your property by creating more space.

Another option to consider is that you can build a patio cover. The right patio cover will add a touch of elegance to your outdoor environment. In summer, your patio cover can make your patio up to 10 degrees cooler.

Sweetwater Landscape is your go-to team for landscape designing and maintenance. We are on a mission to beautify our community by giving landscapes a complete makeover. To consult a landscape design expert, call (707) 887-0140.