A guide to designing the perfect landscape for your log home.
Landscaping around your log home is just as important as decorating the interior of the house. Not only can a well-designed and maintained landscape increase the resale value of your home. It also helps control sunlight, deflects wind, keeps slopes from eroding, adds beauty, creates additional living space and protects your privacy.
Where to Begin?
Imagine what you want your landscaping to look like, and think about how it will serve your family?s needs.
Once you know your landscaping goals, you?re ready to make it happen. And remember, it?s not just what you plant, but where and how you plant.
Before you stack the logs for your new home, envision the landscape that will surround it. Whether it involves lavish new plantings or editing a natural wooded setting, creating the proper backdrop for your dream home increases its value and enhances its beauty.
Margaret A. Haapoja is a freelance writer based in Bovey, Minnesota.