We can install new sod and new lawns, or also synthetic grass for low maintenance and water savings. We work with your goals in mind and come up with the best solution to save more water, money and help you achieve and of your goals on each project or maintenance program.
The water sound in the garden seems to be inviting and also relaxation. It is an excellent way to improve the quality of your landscape by having a water garden. Oakland Landscaping Services, through the Water Gardens, offers guests a tranquil retreat or an interactive outdoor environment right in their own backyard.
There are a lot of options you can think about like lazy mountain streams, sights, and sounds of waterfalls or a simple koi pond filled with aquatic plants or you might be interested in a more formal fountain or a “pond-less” water feature. Both are great choices if you want to keep maintenance to a minimum. When a pond or water feature has been installed, gardens often seem to be completed. We are well experienced and can carry out the entire project from start to finish and beyond whether it's above ground, preformed, or lined ponds. After installation, we can advise, supply, and plant wildlife ponds with suitable pond plants as needed.
Patios and Pathways
One of the more important features while planning your landscaping; we help you make your patios and the pathways useable as they connect each area. You can create an outdoor oasis as a relaxing and entertaining place by selecting the best material and taking care of your outdoor space while planning your pathway design.
Using Pathways and Patios for your Landscape
There are countless ways to create zones in your landscaping. You can set up different types of gardens, including an entertainment area, and add structures as focal points. The question is how to associate each zone to make your space usable. Both patios and pathways bring your design together.
The pathways lead you through the outer area. Patios form the basis of other permanent landscaping functions. These are the two important elements that depend on the budget, the style of your space, and the materials you want to work with, for your landscape design.
Designing your Hardscape
The look of your pathways totally depends upon the material you choose for them. Definitely you have your own choices according to your desires, but sometimes certain materials are also much better suited to specific areas and needs. The following are the common option that you can choose from.
Mulch gives a natural feeling and organic look when used on a pathway. The material is also much cheaper than the others. Keep in mind that you will need to replace mulch every year to keep it fresh. It creates a soggy pathway when used in a wet area so avoid using it over there otherwise no one will want to walk on.
If you want your pathway to looking a bit more formal than mulch, you should use stones, crushed shells, and other types of gravel which is a popular option. Gravel can be used in different areas and is also a relatively inexpensive option. One of the downsides of selecting gravel is that it will not stay put. You can find parts of your path in the grass, gardens, and most likely in your home.
Stone gives a polished look to your pathways and is also the most durable option to choose from. As compared to mulch and gravel, the stone is the more expensive option but does not need to be refreshed or replenished.
The choice of materials, just like pathways, will change the look of your space and the feel it creates for your patio. You first need to create a base and choose the right materials to get the most out of your outdoor space. The following are the common option that you can choose from.
Wooden Decks and Patios
The wooden decks have a traditional and simple look. However, it requires the most maintenance each year. Wooden decks should be sealed and kept clean to keep them in good condition over time. A wood composite is also another option that offers the same look without the same maintenance requirements.
Brick gives a classic look that is another traditional option. Brick patios have a lot of benefits just like a mainstay and are being used over time. This material is long-lasting and looks better with the passage of time. Each brick can be replaced individually if needed. This is the major advantage of using brick rather than replacing the entire area if damaged.
Concrete looks much more modern than wood and costs a tiny amount of the price. This makes it another popular option for homeowners. You have a choice of different colors, textures, and designs while choosing a concrete to create a look that fits exactly according to your desires with both regular and stamped concrete.
Stone possesses a huge variety of colors, sizes, and styles and is also considered as the most versatile option for patio materials. Stone patios are very easy to maintain and look great when completely installed. Depending on the type of stone you choose, it is also one of the more expensive options.
For the overall success and health of your landscape, proper irrigation design and installation is crucial. Before you get started, ensure that you are working with an experienced professional.
Irrigation systems can be one of the most problematic and costly constituents of the landscape if not professionally designed or installed. In most cases, a large investment has stalled due to poor design and installation practices. In addition, proper design and installation of irrigation should include and plan for responsible water use rates. You might have to pay more in the future due to the incapable design standards and improper short cuts.
At Oakland Landscaping Services, we have the knowledge and training to design and install effective systems that protect the value of your landscape. Let our staff educate you on the benefits of working with a licensed professional so that you will be able to protect your investment.