Urban landscaping simply means landscaping in an urban setting – the application of landscaping principles in cities, towns, and other built-up areas.
Urban landscaping is relevant not only to businesses with premises in urban locations, but also to councils, and to those with properties in urban areas. Whatever your need though, let’s take a look at some tips that can help with your urban landscaping design.
Tips for Urban Landscaping
Use Oasis Lighting
Lighting is a large part of a lot of urban landscaping and can be effective not only in providing visibility, but also in guiding the eye. You can use spotlights and LED lights in order to light specific elements within your garden, such as a particularly attractive potted plant, or perhaps a small outdoors statue. How about a water feature?
Avoid flat even lighting, and instead think about creating pockets of light that will be far more visually arresting.
Include a Water Feature
Speaking of which, there are loads of great things you can get for a garden and these are all able to change the feel of your garden in many positive ways – they create a shimmering and sparkling lighting source and they create a trickling sound that is highly natural sounding as well as being relaxing and peaceful – it’s like having one of those ‘sounds of nature’ CDs on repeat and just chilling out to it.
Be Creative With Seating
Ask yourself: what is the purpose of urban landscaping? To create a space for relaxation and conversation, right? In which case, it’s important to consider how you and others will be relaxing here.
A swing bench is also something many people get pleasure out of. They’re great fun, a great novelty, and the fact you have them means that you can relax by cradling yourself. Other options include floor cushions, or deck chairs.
Finally, remember that there are other ways to bring a natural feel to an urban space. Decking is natural looking, soft under food, and a great alternative to walking on the grass. It has a very minimalist effect and it would match a water feature or a hot tub perfectly.
Arbor Hills Landscaping Omaha
Arbor Hills Trees & Landscaping Services can provide you with everything from detailed maintenance programs to unique plant production, and other services in between. That means we build water features, walls, patios, irrigation, walkways, outdoor kitchens, lighting and anything else you can help us dream up. Our professionally trained staff can build the landscape of your dreams!
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Stamped and Colored Concrete
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Patio Pavers Landscaping Services
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Landscape Lighting Designs
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Water Feature Landscaping Designs
Imagine the sight and sound of bubbling water as you relax in your outdoor sanctuary. A water feature can give just the right ambiance to your outdoor retreat. Or, if you are looking for a water feature with traffic-slowing curb appeal, a designer from Arbor Hills will help you choose the water feature that best enhances your home. More…
Sod Installation Services
Whether you have just built your home, cleared agricultural land for your personal use or simply want to improve the look of your existing yard, having sod installed is a fast way to create the lush, green carpet of grass you want. It offers instant satisfaction rather than the weeks of waiting and anticipating whether or not your grass seed is going to grow. Plus, using sod offers a host of other benefits. More…
Mulch & Rock Landscaping Services
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Plants & Shrubs Landscaping
Plants and shrubs are the backbone of your landscape and should be the first things you plant. Proper selection will enhance a home’s appearance and increase property value while reflecting the homeowner’s style and personality. More…
Let our trained nursery professionals assist you in selecting the perfect tree or shrub to complete your landscape. We carry a selection that is unmatched in the Omaha and the surrounding areas and are willing and eager to explain our favorites. Improved varieties are introduced each year and we always strive to carry the best and newest – varieties more resistant to disease, shade trees better able to withstand storm damage and ornamentals in unique colors, shapes and sizes you have to see to believe. More…