MOST POPULAR LANDSCAPE TRENDS IN NEW YORK’S HUDSON VALLEY
The area in which we live is one defined by a multitude of geographic conditions. Dissected by the regal Hudson River, many properties enjoy splendid views perched high above this waterway from rocky precipitous cliffs. Yet, venturing inland, the Hudson Valley is home to sprawling farmland, wooded regions and highly developed residential neighborhoods as well. Add to this a land rich in historic settlements, quaint villages, picturesque lakes and the foothills of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountain ranges, and you’ve got quite the diverse landscape.
It is within this infrastructure that Artistic Landscapes LLC applies its versatile talents. It should come as no surprise that the most popular trends in residential landscaping projects cover a wide range of wonderful features. While it would be expected that in a climate that sometimes stifles with long runs of very hot days, pools would be a trend at the top of the list. And, you would be right with that assumption. However, another feature absolutely overwhelms all others in popularity. Probably because this feature has appeal throughout all four seasons and is a mainstay of every other feature desired. Clearly, the most popular landscape trend in the New York Hudson Valley is the patio.
The Most Popular Trend of all!
The “lowly” patio…seems so generic a choice for top trend. Yet, it is one of the most important aspects of any landscaping project. In addition to the need to be constructed properly for all-season drainage, navigation and long-term resiliency, far below the surface of the final patio an enormous task must be confronted before any work can begin. This is usually because homeowners may have a master plan (or may need to develop one) to address the many utilitarian and below-grade provisions which will serve to power many features that eventually will reside on the grand scope of the patio itself. Site preparation must include the various electrical, plumbing, and security concerns which may be involved in meeting code requirements.
Once these issues are resolved, there is a wide choice of paver stones which can be considered for actual construction. While it may seem that pavers are an element of construction any do-it-yourselfer is capable of handling, nothing could be further from the truth. Any expert in masonry will confirm that pavers require an understanding of drainage, seasonal heaves due to temperature fluctuation as well as safety conditions such as slippery surfaces, risks of tripping and the ability to maintain proper levels at all times. Artistic Landscapes LLC are just the experts needed for this monumental responsibility.
The Next Most Popular Trends
It is a virtual tie between inground pools and outdoor kitchens as the most desired landscape features once the patio prep and construction is completed. Of course, the pool must also be considered an integral part of the patio prep process since it will need to be surrounded ultimately by a patio and major excavation must be done prior to that. Obviously an inground pool is one of the most appealing features within a home landscape for a multitude of reasons, which include relief from the heat, entertainment for family and friends, escape from the daily drudgery of work and chores, as well as the gorgeous aesthetic addition it makes within any property vista. Its inclusion in the landscape along with the outdoor kitchen presents a most compelling reason why people are more often resorting to staycations in today’s lifestyle. Who can dispute the allure of the aroma and gustatory satisfaction of flame-broiled cuisine prepared poolside on one’s own patio? This is why outdoor kitchens have become a keystone within virtually everyone’s Hudson Valley landscape.
And…The Most Essential of all Trends
What would a landscape be without the decorative filigree of expertly chosen plantings woven within a glorious tapestry of color and texture that enhance every season throughout the year? The living embellishments to your hardscape masterpiece complete the overall glamour of your final dreamscape…just another riveting reason why people are committing to an investment in the pleasures of their own home in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
Need some help from an Expert?
If you would like to discuss your landscape dreams with Artistic Landscapes at a free on-site consultation, landscape designer and owner Rhett Goslar would be happy to meet with you. You can contact him by email by visiting http://artisticlandscapesny.com/contact_.html or by calling 845-542-6723. To see his well-earned awards or read authentic Angie’s List reviews by discerning clients just like you, please visit http://artisticlandscapesny.com/Angies_List_Reviews_.html