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Chesterfield Landscape Design

At Midwest Lawn Co, we work to make your outdoor spaces both beautiful and functional. No matter how nice your lawn looks, if it isn’t structured to suit your wants or needs, then you probably aren’t going to enjoy it as much. For this reason, our specialists always put our knowledge of landscaping to work within the greater context of design.

When starting a project, our designers always keep the end goal in mind. If you want your outdoor space to be a garden enclosure that serves as your getaway place, this will inform our plans and overall approach. Likewise, if you want your lawn to be an attractive and inviting space for customers, our recommendations will reflect that goal.

No matter how simple or dynamic your plans may be, our design specialists can make recommendations to help you get the lawn you want. To discuss your goals and ideas with a member of the team at Midwest Lawn Co, give us a call at (636) 220-9991 or contact us online.

What is Landscape Design?

Design bridges the gap between creativity and methodical planning. While our landscape designers develop artful details for your outdoor space, there is also an essential element of structure and plan that goes into bringing a landscape to life. We are committed to making creative decisions while considering practical factors like the flow of traffic and the viability of your lawn’s growth.

Both softscaping and hardscaping are important components within landscape design. Softscaping is any organic matter planted or used in your outdoor spaces. Commonly, when people think of the term landscaping, they visualize plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, ivy, etc., which are all examples of softscaping. On the opposite end of the spectrum, hardscaping includes everything in your landscape that is not living. These details can be as simple as a stone path or as elaborate as an outdoor kitchen.

At Midwest Lawn Co, our job as landscape designers is to further develop your ideas and bring them to life. Our experience has equipped us with valuable knowledge, and we are committed to using that knowledge to honor your ideas and vision.

Chesterfield Softscaping Options

Softscaping encompasses different organic components that make up your outdoor space. From lush greenery to colorful flower beds to shrubbery to traveling ivy, the options are endless. Different plants can serve as natural barriers to direct the flow of traffic through your outdoor space. Some popular softscaping options include:

  • Gardens — Whether you want a sprawling garden that spans the width of your lawn or a simple, self-contained arrangement, our specialists can help you find the right look. If you are looking for vibrant, seasonal color, we can help you plan a traditional English garden.
  • Container Arrangements — Planting arrangements in portable or hanging containers are a beautiful and practical accent option for people with both sprawling lawns and smaller enclosures.
  • Hedges — The strategic placement of hedges and shrubbery can take the place of fencing and other structures to create a more natural-looking perimeter around your lawn and outdoor spaces.

Depending on the intended use of your space, softscaping can bring additional character and purpose to your landscape while softening the more structural elements.

Hardscaping Elements in Chesterfield

While naturally flourishing plants bring a space to life, the structural characteristics of hardscaping will support the overall visual impact of your landscape. The following are popular hardscaping options in Chesterfield:

  • Paths — A stone, brick, or slate path cutting through your lawn or garden will direct guests and visitors through your landscape and serve as a contrast to nearby plants.
  • Driveways — Paving a driveway or renovating your existing driveway can completely change the look of your lawn.
  • Patios and decks — A patio or deck will provide you with space to both relax outdoors and entertain guests.
  • Arbors — Arbors can work to draw the eye upward or add another accent along a walking path. The material used for an arbor can also complement the plants in your outdoor space.
  • Trellises — A beautiful trellis is not only an interesting visual element in a landscape, but it also can serve as a structure for ivy or other plants to grow along.

If you’re interested in learning more about hardscaping, check out our portfolio to see how we’ve helped clients give their landscapes an added purpose.

Landscape Design Considerations

For each of our projects, our landscape design specialists make recommendations with essential principles in mind. By observing specific design rules, we want to make sure that your outdoor space is visually pleasing and inviting.

While some rules are meant to be bent, the seasoned landscape designers at Midwest Lawn Co will keep the following in mind throughout the planning and execution of your project:

  • Unity — Our team works to make sure that the various elements in your lawn fit together. Though different organic elements and man-made structures can certainly contrast one another, ultimately everything should appear cohesive. Similarly, color and texture can vary and complement one another but should ultimately work to communicate a theme.
  • Focus — While landscapes can have numerous points of interest, planning a lawn with a focal point will further establish a visual hierarchy. When dreaming up your outdoor spaces, there are so many exciting options available during the planning process. Creating a focal point is crucial in organizing the overall vision and execution of your lawn.
  • Proportion — Proportion within a landscape takes into consideration how different elements work together and relate to each other. The size and weight of various organic or man-made elements all need to work together.

Whether you have a clear idea of what you want for your landscape or you are open to suggestions, we are ready to put our knowledge to work for you.

Reach Out to a Chesterfield Landscape Designer Today

No matter your goals for your lawn, the landscaping specialists at Midwest Lawn Co are ready to discuss your ideas. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a complete beginner, our team can help out. To learn more about how our design team can put your ideas into action, give us a call today at (636) 220-9991.