Beautiful custom homes all have great landscaping.If there is one thing beautiful custom homes all have in common it’s pristine, amazing landscaping. From decorative trees and bushes to native grasses and water features, planning your landscaping should be enjoyable. While you may not have much interest or knowledge in landscaping, you do want your new custom home to have the right curb appeal. And, with the right landscaping, your home’s curb appeal can wow guests and be the envy of your neighbors.

Elements of Beautiful Custom Homes

As you begin thinking about different beautiful custom homes and their landscaping, also think about the different elements you love and how you can incorporate them into your custom home’s landscaping. To help you get started, here are a few things to consider when it comes to landscaping.  

Elevated Landscaping

Is your front porch elevated from the rest of your front yard? Creating an elevated landscaping environment leads the eye from the lower part of your yard right up to the front porch. Whether you work with the natural slope of the yard or create multiple levels of landscaping, you can easily incorporate vibrant colors and native plants into your yard. If you’re looking to add even more curb appeal to the elevated landscaping, then consider using gravel or mulch in your landscaping beds that compliments the color of your home.

Simplified Paths

Whether it’s the sidewalk leading from the driveway to the front porch or the path from the back patio to the pool, you can create simple, elegant path landscaping that doesn’t require much maintenance. Planting native grasses along these paths will give the walkways some character, shade, and aesthetic appeal. The best part is there are lots of different types of grasses you can use to accentuate the look of your home and your home’s walkways. Your Indianapolis custom home builder will be able to help design the path that fits your home and help you choose the right plants to line your paths.

Use Plants With Multiple Uses

If you’re looking for a great way to isolate your backyard or create natural privacy barriers, then consider planting fruit trees. Not only do these trees look great in your backyard, but they’ll also provide you with some fresh fruit to pick. If trees and fruit aren’t what you are looking for, then consider planting herbs in your garden beds. Not only do herbs look beautiful when planted in bunches, but they’re also a great addition to your kitchen. You can spice up your favorite dishes and add even more flavor to your weeknight meals with the fresh herbs from your landscaping.

Create Contrast

Who said beautiful custom homes had to have uniform landscaping filled with green shrubs and trees? Your landscaping can be whatever you want it to be. One of the best ways to make your landscaping really pop is to use bold, contrasting colors. Green is great, but you can also add in shades of red, yellow, and purple for a natural landscaping feel that brings contrast to your yard. If you really want a pop consider planting flowers with blue and orange petals.

Are you ready to start building a beautiful custom home designed to fit your family’s style and needs? At G&G Custom Homes, we work with you to build the home of your dreams and we’ll even work with you to make sure you have the landscaping you want.