waterfall designsThere is something about the sound and sight of flowing water. Something about the agile way in which it moves among obstacles and creates a path. Despite the objects in its way, it conquers; it flows. Gracefully, it mingles with nature and pulls you into its peaceful journey. It’s simply mesmerizing. At Landscape Solutions & Design, we create expertly-crafted waterfall designs to include you in this soothing sight and sound. We strive to mesmerize you, your family and your guests as you each lounge in your backyard landscape.

Even if you don’t yet have a backyard waterfall to lead you towards these meditative moments, we’ve found a few of our favorite quotes to help get you there.

The Wondrous World of Waterfalls

Since nearly the beginning of time, humanity has wondered at the spectacular sight of a beautiful waterfall. Here are a few of their words of appreciation.

There’s no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to its music.” Roland R Kemler

Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall.” Bob Ross

There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.” Virginia Alison

There’s hope at the bottom of the biggest waterfall.” Patrick Ness

How You Can Soothe Your World with Waterfall Designs

Now that you’re feeling the ebbing peace of waterfall methodology, let’s gently ease into waterfall designs and options that add soothing sound and mellow motion to your world and outdoor living space. Our design team takes its waterfall approach and relaxation techniques very seriously. Just a few of our outdoor living project ideas include:

Swimming Pool Waterfall

In itself, a pool is a delightful oasis swimming in the liquid gold that brings peace to our world. Adding the soothing sound of a pool waterfall brings delight to our ears and eases our eyes as well. Float in your oasis as water trickles or even rushes around you. At night, incorporate underwater lighting to make your pool dynamic for evening entertaining as well!

Reflective Wonders

Obviously, a fire feature is lovely on its own. Whether you have a fire pit of large boulders or a fireplace, the way the flames reflect and dance in the flow is mesmerizing. Create your outdoor fireplace with a water feature by its side. Or, design a firepit with flowing liquid nearby. Whether this is done with a backyard pond and a waterfall spillway, or with waterfall design incorporated into your area, it’s a lovely addition.

Perfect Your Patio

Sometimes, patio furniture alone isn’t enough to make your patio pop. However, a flowing pondless waterfall design will. Lounge in a lovely chaise by a cascade of beauty. Or, grill by the cool sounds of nature flowing right on your back lawn.

Delight Your Deck

You needn’t relegate a fabulous waterfall design to your own backyard. Therefore, think about the big picture and create a delightful dream deck with a waterfall flowing down its side. Our expert design team at Landscape Solutions & Design will help you find the perfect match with a stunning waterfall.

Awesome Outdoor Living Room

Similarly, an outdoor living room is the perfect seating area in which to add a little coolness and motion. Incorporating gently falling water within this outdoor living area encourages relaxation and adds a unique focal point to your outdoor décor. You can include a pond nearby or a pondless waterfall.

Killer Kitchens

Likewise, all outdoor rooms benefit. Clearly, it may be odd to add a waterfall feature to your indoor kitchen. Although, adding this water feature to your outdoor kitchen is kind of cool. Literally. Grill in pleasure while a cascading shower entertains, cools and relaxes you and your guests.

Gorgeous Garden Waterfall Design

Tropical plants and water together simply make sense. Whether you have a working garden with fruits and veggies, a Japanese garden with fabulous flowers or something in between, waterfalls make your yard a paradise. Even though your outdoor area is right out your back door, you’ll feel transported to a tropical wonderland with a garden waterfall.

Gather at the Gazebo

A gazebo makes a fantastic relaxing and entertaining area as well. Consider strolling by a pondless waterfall to get there. Or, place a cascading masterpiece nearby to admire and listen to while you lounge.

Perk Up Your Pergola

Since you’re providing a little coolness with shade and visual height with a pergola, continue the idea with a waterfall. Dark wood, such as teak, looks lovely and exotic when teamed with reflective, flowing water. Add some climbing flowers (moonflowers are lovely in the evening) and dramatic lighting for a restful area day and night.

Enhance Entryways

Truly, any area of your yard benefits from flowing water. Enhance the aesthetic appeal of your entranceway with front yard outdoor design. Small water features incorporated into natural areas or even larger flowing water built into a hardscape with large boulders and pebbles make for a dramatic entrance. Guests enjoy this curb appeal as much as a homeowner does.

Outdoor Décor that Complements Your Waterfall Wonderland

To help you truly envision entertaining and relaxing in your water wonderland, envision a few outdoor accessories to complement your liquid landscape. From furniture and outdoor rugs, to pillows and windchimes, peripherals complete your outdoor living design.

  • Outdoor furniture. Since you’ve created a place to rest and relax, do it expertly. A chaise lounge is the ultimate piece of furniture designed for relaxing. Place each lounge chair for optimal views. Additionally, consider snuggling a hammock into your outdoor living design.
  • Sounds. Since waterfalls are also a sensory experience, comingle other delightful sounds. Windchimes and craftily-placed speakers enhance your outdoor living space even further.
  • Materials. Think about materials that add to the tropical feel of your yard. Dark teak wood provides deep contrast. Free-formed shapes, stone and rock match the flowing theme.
  • Outdoor rugs and pillows. Maintain the water theme and choose outdoor rugs and pillows with colors of the sea or designs of a Japanese garden. Flowing shapes and tropical designs pull your décor together.

If this seems like a lot to consider for your outdoor space, don’t worry. Our team at Landscape Solutions and Design can help you with all of the above!

How Do You Make a Natural Waterfall?

Moreover, all of these fabulous ideas beg an intrinsic question: How do you make a natural waterfall? The development process of waterfall designs is critical. Gravity and agile methodology are key in our waterfall approach to liquid hardscapes. To re-create nature, we must mimic nature. We envision a boulder or natural stone not as obstacles but as conduits in our process of creating a natural waterfall. They don’t block the path; they are our path to creating a true backyard oasis.

Another question our homeowners ask: Does landscaping add value to your home? This answer is not as cut and dried. Generally, absolutely! Enhancing the landscape of your yard is pretty much always a wise idea. However, it has to be done right. Use an expert. Otherwise, you may end up with a discombobulated mess. Plus, you may be unintentionally creating safety hazards. Especially, this is true when heights and motion are involved.

Approaching landscape design with good intentions and a vision in your head is akin to finding a fun project on Pinterest and thinking one can replicate it. Obviously, if our clients have that particular talent to do that sort of thing on their own, we’re impressed. However, many of the rest of us take on a Pinterest project with motivation and excitement only to later discover that a little more expertise is needed. Ultimately, we may wish to claim that our kids created the final project! We all need a scapegoat, after all.

To ensure that your outdoor living design is visually pleasing AND safe, it’s imperative to use a professional.

Why Choose Landscape Solutions & Design?

We hope that you will consider Landscape Solutions & Design as your professional. Since 2005, we’ve faithfully served the Triad area of NC. Our landscaping design specialists in High Point have more than 15 years of experience. We excel in a full spectrum of high-end landscaping services. Plus, our fully-licensed and insured technicians have the creativity and capability to ensure that your project will surpass all expectations. Additionally, safety is our main focus – we want you and your family to enjoy your property for many years to come. And, when the time comes to sell, we want you to realize a nice profit on your investment.

Furthermore, Landscape Solutions and Design Inc. prides itself on a perfectionist mentality. Exceeding our customers’ expectations is key to every job, no matter how large or small. Carefully, we choose every member of our staff for their skill, work ethic, and attention to detail.

From the start, we take the time to get to know you, your property and your desires. Our founder, Kostas Menegakis, oversees every project and our team values the feedback that they receive from clients because it allows them to provide a very personalized experience. We discuss the requirements in detail with each client before presenting the options available. Then, we keep all elements on schedule to ensure timely completion of your project.

No matter what your vision is for your property, we can design and install anything you can imagine. We do customized landscape design and installation. Additionally, we use world-class design software to show you exactly what your vision will look like before we even start the installation! This gives you the ability to tell us what you want and see what the end result will be. Our highly-trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment mean faster and more effective service for our customers.

At Landscape Solutions, anything you can dream for your outdoor spaces, we can create, no matter the size or scope of your project. We readily serve the High Point, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte and Lake Norman areas.

Our Customers Say It Best

In the end, it helps to hear from our clients. We take pride in the fact that our business has been built primarily on references from satisfied customers! Here are just a few of their kind words.

Never in a million years would we have EVER dreamed our backyard could look like this. Kostas listened to our needs and came up with what you see in the “after” photos. Kostas came by daily to ensure the project was going as planned and called to check in to see if we had questions. His crew was on time and worked hard. If you ever need anyone for your landscaping project, Landscape Solutions & Design is a must!”
– Sandra Henderson, NC

I’m not very good about picturing what something will look like. With the software that Landscape Solutions & Design has, you can clearly see what the end project will look like plus what it’s going to look like down the road. That’s awesome!”
– Arthur Jacobs, Summerfield, NC

Kostas and his crew are such a pleasure to work with. Not only did they work neatly but they also cleaned up after themselves daily during my project.”
– Joe Mansfield, High Point, NC

Here are a few more of our customer reviews. Additionally, check out our project gallery to see our work and spark some ideas. We take pride in the fact that we’ve built our business primarily on the solid foundation of references from satisfied customers.

Today, give us a call to find out how we can bring flowing water and more to your world! You can reach us at 336-442-0160.

Outdoor KitchenGoing out to eat with your family can be a hassle. Sure, it’s great to spend time with everyone and eat delicious food. But between the expense and the hassle, it’s hardly worth it. And this was before our current pandemic era even began. Nowadays, many of our favorite places to eat are closed for the foreseeable future. Even with restaurants open, going out to eat may not be worth the risk. But what if you could get this experience without leaving the comfort of your home? An outdoor kitchen offers the ambiance and experience of a restaurant without the trade-offs. Imagine being able to eat delicious foods al fresco, just steps from your door. No more sitting in traffic, fighting crowds, and waiting long periods of time. With a custom outdoor cooking area, you can have the best of both worlds. Especially when you get the experts at Landscape Solutions to build your dream outdoor area. Whether you have an outdoor kitchen idea or are starting from scratch, Landscape Solutions can help. They are experts in outdoor kitchen design and know how to perfectly complement your outdoor living space.

What is an Outdoor Kitchen?

Outdoor kitchens are a central component of luxury in outdoor living. If your family enjoys the outdoor lifestyle, then a kitchen should be part of your outdoor plans. With custom kitchen ideas from Landscape Solutions, you can enhance your patio or backyard. Chances are, you have a gas grill to cook burgers or hot dogs. But why stop there? Landscape Solutions can help with kitchen design and installation for a full kitchen.

So, what exactly is an outdoor cooking area? The simple answer is they can be whatever you want them to be. Outdoor kitchens offer the same benefits as an indoor kitchen, but the person cooking doesn’t have to be stuck inside when the family is enjoying the fresh air outside. Join the fun while cooking. Be where your guests are when entertaining family and friends. Outdoor kitchens let homeowners cook outdoors on their deck or patio.

Landscape Solutions believes that your outdoor space should reflect what you and your family love to do. Maybe your ideal outdoor cooking kitchen includes a pizza oven for family pizza night in your outdoor space. Or maybe you want a full range of appliances. Outdoor kitchens can include stainless steel appliances, cabinets, a countertop, refrigerator and more. Maybe you’d love outdoor appliances or an ice maker to keep drinks cold. Perhaps, you want to take your barbecues up a notch from just a grill. What about a full BBQ grill with food prep areas? How about adding a BBQ island for even more space? You can even add a warming drawer.

Best of all, Landscape Solutions can make your custom kitchen fit in with and complement your existing outdoor living space. Outdoor living shouldn’t have to mean sacrificing landscaping. In fact, Landscape Solutions believes the opposite. They can build a custom outdoor cooking space around your existing deck. Or, they can add natural stone, an outdoor fireplace, a fire pit, or seating to suit your needs.

What Items Make Up an Outdoor Cooking Area?

Landscape Solutions believes that outdoor areas should reflect homeowners’ lifestyles. As such, they make it possible to have all the elements you want in your outdoor cooking area. They will help you decide on the elements and the design of this area. After all, it all starts with the design. For example, if you’ll be doing a lot of cooking, ventilation will be extremely important. You don’t want smoke and other odors ruining the outdoor experience for friends and family. So, where to start? Here are a few things to think about whether or not you want to include:

  • BBQ grill – built-in or portable
  • Refrigerator
  • Storage space for food
  • Cabinets or other storage space
  • Warming tray
  • Smoker
  • Prep surface
  • Island for prep
  • Pizza oven
  • Sink
  • Wet or dry bar
  • Ventilation system
  • Lighting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dining table
  • Heating or cooling systems
  • Chairs or seating areas
  • Entertainment system
  • Plants and other complementary landscaping
  • Fire pit
  • Flooring
  • Surface cooking burners
  • Oven

Of course, all of these elements are important. It’s really just a matter of what kind of design will work best for your family. For example, if you are cooking for a small group, like your family, you will need the basics. But, if you want to cook for large crowds, you’ll want a larger grill and other areas. Seating can be anything from a table and chair set to a full built-in seating area.

Similarly, the intended use and size of the average meal or party will impact other decisions. Cooking for more people will require more counter space and cabinets. Plus, you’ll want to have a good-sized sink and refrigerator. You may want to also consider the following accessories:

  • Outdoor plates and silverware
  • Serving utensils and dishes
  • Grill tools such as tongs and spatulas
  • Meat thermometer
  • Griddle
  • Outdoor ice machine
  • Baskets for fish and other grilled food
  • Skewers for kabobs
  • Covers to protect against rain and pollen

Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen

The benefits of an outdoor kitchen are virtually endless. These benefits include:

  • Raise your level of entertainment—whatever you and your family enjoy, an outdoor cooking area will enhance it. Maybe you love to host friends and neighbors for a dinner party. Imagine being able to do that under the warm summer sky. Or, maybe you love watching movies. Cook dinner while a movie is playing on an outdoor screen.
  • Save on utility bills—the more time you spend outdoors, the less you spend on utility bills. For example, an outdoor fan can keep you cool while you leave your air conditioner off. And by cooking outdoors, you spare heating up the temperature in your house. So, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to bring the temperature back down.
  • Keep smells and smoke outside—some foods smell and taste delicious. But then they can leave a less desirable odor in the house for several hours. Think of fish or deep-fried foods. Cooking these foods outside can keep the smell out of your home.
  • Increase your living space—it can be extremely expensive to add living space inside your home. But it’s much cheaper to do it outside. And you get all the benefits of the indoors while enjoying nature.
  • Eat better and feel healthier—grilled foods usually taste much better. On top of that, they are much healthier. Grill your steak or fish and enjoy the taste and your improved waistline.
  • Save money on food—most families spend a lot of money going out to eat. But why would you want to go to a restaurant when you have a beautiful outdoor dining area.
  • Increase the value of your home—outdoor living areas are extremely popular. So, they earn a high rate of return on your financial investment. Moreover, you get to enjoy this feature for years before the time comes to sell and realize that profit!

The Area’s Expert in Landscaping

Landscape Solutions is the area’s leading expert in landscaping. They can handle far more than just an outdoor cooking area. In fact, they can handle everything to make sure your outdoor area is exactly the way you want it. Their experts can cut the grass regularly, trim trees and pick up any limbs that have fallen. And they can install landscaping that will complement the style of your home. After all, landscaping is the first impression your home makes on the world. So, make it a good one! Plus, the appearance and character of your property can raise a home’s value and make it a more appealing and pleasant place to live. Curb appeal is critical to sell a home, and even more important to maintain your neighborhood’s general appearance.

Landscape Solutions offers a full suite of landscaping services. These services range from surveying and planning to installation and maintenance. So, they can keep your home looking perfect with the following year-round services:

  • Outdoor living, including kitchens and lounges
  • Residential hardscapes, i.e., retaining walls, walkways, driveways, water features
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape design & installation
  • Property maintenance services
  • Exterior lighting, for drama, safety and security

But their expertise isn’t limited to residential services. They also offer commercial services. So, they can help your business stay looking great as well. The first thing most customers notice is the outside of a business, just as with a house. Potential customers form opinions of a business just driving by. An unattractive outside area with sloppy plants and grass sends the wrong message. Don’t alienate potential customers before they even walk through the door. Let the experts at Landscape Solutions design and install a commercial landscape to match your business’ personality. They utilize sophisticated design software to help you visualize the project before it starts. And they will keep intrusion to an absolute minimum. This includes keeping the job site clean and organized. Their commercial services include:

  • Commercial landscape design & installation
  • Hardscapes, including walkways, parking lots and driveways
  • Irrigation
  • Restaurant landscaping
  • Lighting services
  • Maintenance and upkeep

Hard Landscaping Vs. Soft Landscaping

Landscape Solutions can help with both hard and soft landscaping. So, what are these two categories? Hardscapes describe man-made elements, such as driveways, walkways, patios, water features and swimming pools. Softscapes are the natural, living elements on a property, such as plants, trees, and flowers. Landscape Solutions is the expert in designing, installing and maintaining both hardscapes and landscaping, so customers receive exactly what they need.

An outdoor kitchen or cooking area, for example, is a great example of a hardscape. Residential hardscapes add character to your home. Stone or brick structures are the perfect foundation for softer elements. Outdoor living is better with a kitchen, a fireplace, or a fire pit. A paver patio can be both functional and attractive. Or, maybe you need a retaining wall to reshape your yard and prevent erosion and flooding with a dramatic change in elevation.

Once this foundation is established, softscapes can complement the hardscape elements. Enjoy flowers, natural areas, trees and grass. Combine all of these elements for the perfect setting. Best of all, softscapes can be tweaked or enhanced easily and change with the seasons. Use mulch or pine straw in the spring to keep the weeds out and serve to highlight your flower bed. Keep the grass cut in the summer. No matter what you have in mind, Landscape Solutions can help.

What Are You Waiting For?

In these uncertain times, it’s tough to know what to do in some situations. It can be tough to know when to trust going out and when to stay at home. So, with all this extra time at home, why not make the most of it? Outdoor cooking and dining will greatly enhance your family’s everyday life. And these benefits extend far beyond the summer. Sure, grilling burgers or hot dogs in the heat is tons of fun. But imagine simmering a nice chili or soup outdoors on a crisp fall day. Landscape Solutions can make all of your outdoor dreams come true.

So, when you want to add these enhancements to your home, don’t trust anyone else. Landscape Solutions is the local area expert. They understand the climate and the materials that work best in central NC. And they know the area’s desired aesthetic looks. They understand what customers are looking for and they offer the options to achieve these goals.

Furthermore, with Landscape Solutions, you’ll always be treated with the respect you deserve. It’s always better to work with a local company that has your best interest in focus. They have proudly been serving the Piedmont Triad since 2006. Since then, they have sought to be the partner local residents can trust for quality landscaping services. Their experts have decades of combined experience. So, they have the experience and the expertise to do the very best work. In fact, they take pride in each and every job. It’s no wonder that so many new customers are referred from satisfied clients. Check out their project gallery to see the beautiful jobs they’ve handled for other clients.

So, what are you waiting for? Give the experts a call today at 336-442-0160 to see how they can transform your commercial or residential property.

Outdoor living is the latest trend in landscaping

You are already familiar with the art of landscaping. A perfectly manicured yard is a staple of any well-kept home. However, your yard may still be missing something. The current biggest trend in landscaping is creating your own outdoor living space and Landscape Solutions and Design can make your dream a reality. Outdoor living spaces come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Anything from a full outdoor kitchen, to a fire pit for roasting s’mores are a perfect addition to any home. Landscape Solutions and Design will work with you to create your perfect outdoor living vision. If you have always dreamed of having your own outdoor fireplace, waterfall, or any variety of outdoor living space options, now is the time to make it a reality.

Be the envy of friends and family alike

One huge benefit of creating the perfect outdoor living space is the amount of curb appeal it adds to your home. Leave neighbors in awe when they see your outdoor kitchen for the first time. Host parties and barbecues without creating a mess inside your home. Spend hours laughing and enjoying the company of friends while sitting around a crackling outdoor fireplace. You and your children will enjoy ample amounts of quality time roasting hot dogs and sharing stories when you let us build your very own fire pit. When it is time to own the perfect outdoor escape you’ve always wanted, Landscape Solutions and Design is here to help.

Perfect for any season

North Carolina weather is known to have extremes of heat and cold. Blazing summers give way to frigid winters, seemingly overnight. Your outdoor living space will transition perfectly between the two. Any North Carolina resident knows the joy of sitting around a fire with friends, even on the most humid summer night. There’s simply nothing like being able to provide that joy when you invite the whole gang over for a night of merriment right in your own back yard. When the weather changes, your fire pit will gracefully transition to a warmth-giving area to sit around and enjoy the crisp winter air. Can you think of anything more relaxing?

Functional and beautiful

Even when not in use, an outdoor living space is a gorgeous focal point in any yard. These functional, yet beautiful spaces also increase the value of your investment. You will be rewarded with a higher price, when it comes time to sell your property. If you have limited space to work with, having a pondless waterfall or fountain built is a great way to add character without cramping the space. Read a book or simply spend time enjoying the tranquility of trickling water while lounging around your new gazing pond. An outdoor living space is meant to be an oasis in your own backyard. Landscape Solutions and Design employs only the most qualified experts to ensure your vision comes to life nothing short of perfect.

With Landscape Solutions and Design, you’re in charge

When you call Landscape Solutions and Design, you are entirely in charge. Your ideas and your vision are what we are here to create. We will make sure that exactly what you want, you get. Our landscaping professionals use the latest in design technology to show you your ideas before any building begins. A digital rendering of your vision will be created and perfected before any ground is broken. If you think it is time for you and your family to have your own outdoor living space to enjoy, call Landscape Solutions and Design. It’s our mission to make your home and your lifestyle complete.

Outdoor-KitchensIf you bought your dream home – or through a renovation or addition, transformed a house into your dream home – you might think there is nothing left to be done. You have your house exactly how you want it, so your work is finished, right? Well, maybe not. There could be a large area you have completely forgotten about: your yard. Now, your lawn and other landscaping elements may be well taken care of, but you do not have to stop there. There are a variety of things you can add that will allow you to enjoy the outside of your home as much as the inside. In fact, with the right outdoor living area, you may end up spending much more time out in the fresh air. So, what can you include in this space? Here are some ideas to think about:

Water features

Just because you may not live near a body of water doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the soothing effect of water in your own yard. You can go with something small and simple like a little fish pond, or perhaps you want to do something bigger like a fountain. You can even have a free-standing waterfall installed.

Fire features

Instead of water (or perhaps as a nice complement), you could also have fire elements built in your backyard. If you enjoy sitting in front of your indoor fireplace, an outdoor fireplace gives you another great place to relax. A fire pit is another good choice, especially with built-in seating that allows people to comfortably sit around it. Both options will allow you to stay warm even on chilly nights.

A brand-new kitchen

If you remodeled your kitchen, you may have brought in a bunch of new appliances and fixtures, but – due to space constraints – it is possible you were not able to get exactly what you wanted. Well, that can easily be remedied by creating an outdoor kitchen. Now you will have so much more room to work with and can bring the vision of your ultimate kitchen to life. And this does not just mean a grill and a little dining area. A rotisserie, pizza oven, or even your own bar are just a few things you can include.

Outdoor Living at its Finest

Your home will never be quite perfect unless the outside matches the inside. Whether you love to entertain or just want to spend more time outdoors, you have the opportunity to do something amazing with your yard. To learn more about your options, just get in touch with Landscape Solutions & Design. For over 10 years we have been helping homeowners design their ideal outdoor living spaces, and we can do the same for you. We are experts at installing everything mentioned above, but if you have an idea for something else, let us know. However you want to transform your yard, we will work with you to make it happen. Contact us today for a free estimate.We can help you plan your project with the use of special software that allows you to see the finished product before we even begin the work!

Outdoor-CookingTake your home to new heights by creating an outdoor living space. Outdoor living spaces can be anything from a fire pit to a retaining wall. Delight friends and family alike by hosting a dinner party in your new outdoor kitchen! The possibilities are endless when you let Landscape Solutions and Design handle your home’s new addition.

What are outdoor living spaces?

Outdoor living spaces are all about incorporating a comfortable, homey space into your existing yard. Ponds, waterfalls, fireplaces, and more are possible with Landscape Solutions and Design. Create an outdoor kitchen under a canopy of tree branches. Build the cascading fountain you’ve always wanted. A pondless waterfall becomes the oasis of your dreams. Charm neighbors with your new gazing pool. These are all examples of landscaping’s newest trend—outdoor living spaces!

Host a dinner party under the stars

Invest in an outdoor dining area to entertain guests. Forget about making a mess of your inside dining rooms. With an outdoor kitchen, bring the element of fresh air to any gathering. Residents of North Carolina know the beauty of our long spring and fall seasons. What better way to take advantage of our temperate climate than with tranquil, comfortable outdoor environments?

Already have an existing outdoor living space? Dress it up a little!

If you already have a lovely patio or sitting area, why not spruce it up a bit? Landscape Solutions and Design also offers professional lighting installation. Play with shadows by placing discreet lighting throughout a garden. This effect can be truly captivating when cast onto a blank wall. Create eye-catching highlights throughout your yard by up- or down-lighting trees or sculptures. When thinking of outdoor living spaces, it can be easy to overlook lighting—don’t make this mistake! The subtlety of a well-placed light adds a beautiful dimension to any yard.

Experiment with water

Ponds, waterfalls and and fountains are classic additions to any home. Nothing says elegance and grace quite like a trickling fountain. If you are interested in a more natural looking installation, a pondless waterfall is the way to go. The re-circulating water never stagnates, and the sound is always pleasing to the ear. If you prefer to sit in meditative silence, consider a gazing pond. Imagine: a cold glass of sweet tea and your favorite book. Relax on your favorite bench next to your very own sparkling pond. Tranquility at its finest.

Create memories and curb appeal with any of our outdoor living spaces

A home is always judged first by the state of its yard. A well-kept, neat yard sends a message of pride in one’s home. Adding any soft- or hardscaping to this adds additional value and curb appeal. You have already spent so much time creating the perfect indoor home for your family. Don’t neglect the outside. With Landscape Solutions and Design, we take the stress out of landscaping. We are easily reached by anyone in the Triad, Raleigh, Charlotte, or surrounding areas. Your satisfaction is our priority, and your input is important to us. This is why we use state-of-the-art technology to generate and show you your new design before we even begin the work. Landscaping doesn’t have to be stressful. Leave it to us, the professionals at Landscape Solutions and Design. We will create your new outdoor living space, so you can begin to create new, lasting memories.

backyard landscaping With summer rapidly approaching, you and your family have probably given some thought to what you want to do over the next few months. While everyone may have their own opinions about summer trips (Disney World has almost certainly been mentioned once or twice if you have young children), you may want to think about staying a little closer to home, much closer in fact. Instead of spending a lot of money on plane fare, accommodations, and then whatever event attractions will need tickets, why not invest that money back into your home? By enhancing your backyard landscaping, you can turn your home into your own little resort. Who needs the annoyance of travel when you can enjoy an oasis just by stepping out your backdoor? To make it happen, here are things to think about adding to your backyard landscaping:

Pizza Oven

Perhaps you have considered taking a trip to New York or Chicago. Sure, there is a ton of culture and things to do in those cities, but their pizza should certainly be at the top of the list of can’t-miss experiences. But with your very own pizza oven highlighting your backyard landscaping, who needs to go anywhere? You can make fresh pies exactly the way your family likes them. Your pizza oven would be great for anytime, but especially for a party. Forget the standard hamburgers and hotdogs at a barbecue; you will be the hit of the neighborhood when you serve your pizzas!


Ever dreamed of visiting Rome? The city is chock full of history and art and there are many spectacular sights to see, including the famous Trevi Fountain. But why go all the way to Italy when you can have a fountain added to your backyard landscaping? Sure, you may not have the room or money for something as immense as the Trevi Fountain, but you can still create something amazing. And the best part is that you can design it however you like, including choosing the materials that will go best with your backyard landscaping and your home.

Fire Pit

Was camping mentioned as a possible activity to do this summer? Sitting around a campfire is definitely fun, particularly if you have brought along some marshmallows and somebody is adept at telling stories. But you can replicate that exactly with your own fire pit in your backyard landscaping. It is also much easier and safer to start and contain a fire in a pit instead of in a makeshift circle of rocks you would find at a campground. Plus, if you forgot the marshmallows, you can just go into your house to grab them!

Backyard Landscaping with Landscape Solutions and Design

If you are convinced that your backyard can be just as great as any far-off destination, get in touch with Landscape Solutions & Design. No matter how you want to improve your backyard landscaping, we have the tools, talent, and knowledge that will help you get more out of your outdoor living space for many years to come. Remember that all of these hardscapes become a permanent part of your property. A vacation trip lasts just a few days, but you will enjoy these features for many years.

Outdoor-Living_CommercialThe benefits of having great outdoor living spaces are being recognized more and more when people set out to purchase property. Wanting to take advantage of pleasant weather, homeowners are no longer satisfied with doing everything primarily indoors. They want to move outside when picking a spot to relax, entertain guests, and even eat meals. When thinking of ways to make a landscape more appealing and functional, there are plenty of different outdoor living ideas to consider, but it’s best to choose features that will offer a bit of luxury alongside value. Landscape Solutions & Design realizes that future and existing homeowners are looking for exterior spaces to be a continuation of the comfort and design that can be found inside a home. This is why they suggest enhancing a property with the following worthwhile outdoor investments.

Fire Pits

Fire pits are one of the most desirable outdoor living ideas, providing warmth on a chilly night and an enchanting ambiance. Fire pits come in a wide range of sizes and designs and can be made with a variety of materials. From brick, tile, and stone to copper, stainless steel, wood, and concrete, Landscape Solutions & Design can use any of these materials, or a combination thereof, to create a fire pit that will perfectly complement a landscape and the style of the home. It doesn’t get much better than spending quality time gathered around a fire pit with family and friends at sunset.

Water Features

The addition of water features will make any property feel like it’s a true outdoor oasis. The soothing sounds and naturally entrancing appearance of moving water is enough to make anyone want to stay outdoors for hours. There are several different types of water features that can be installed in a yard. Fountains, water walls, ponds, and waterfalls are just some of the outdoor living ideas involving water that can be incorporated into the blueprint for a new and improved landscape. The tranquil, Zen-like setting and aesthetic appeal that comes with installing water features isn’t the only advantage, as they can also be utilized to drown out noisy traffic and neighbors.

Outdoor Kitchens

Having an outdoor kitchen is an amenity that serves a wonderful purpose. A lot of people don’t like to be stuck inside cooking for any length of time while other family members and guests are outside enjoying the fresh air and nice weather. Outdoor kitchens are the perfect solution to this complaint. They can be equipped with all the same elements of an indoor kitchen, providing the cook with all the necessities at hand, so as to avoid being bothered with trips back and forth between the inside and outside kitchens.

It’s a satisfying feeling for homeowners when they know they have made the most out of every inch of space available on their property. Landscape Solutions & Design can execute these outdoor living ideas and more in a beautiful, quality manner that ensures a homeowner’s investment will pay off in more ways than one.

Outdoor-KitchensOutdoor living areas are one of the biggest trends right now in landscaping, and rightfully so. Think about it – relaxing outdoors on a beautiful day is an amazing experience. Sure, we all love being inside on a hot summer day or a cool winter night. But those days where the temperature is just right, there is no better place to be than outside. Expand the usable living space in your home or business with an outdoor living space.

Outdoor living areas are not just for homes

Most people tend to think of outdoor living as something that you only utilize at home. But the truth is that having an outdoor space at a place of business is a great idea too. This allows you to give your clients the choice of being indoors or outdoors. Outdoor waiting areas could be a nice addition to a doctor’s office. A patio dining is a great idea for any restaurant.

Outdoor living areas can even be beneficial to an office. This could be a great spot for your employees to take their breaks and soak in some fresh air. Regardless of your location, outdoor living is something that can truly enhance your life.

The pros at Landscape Solution & Design are the experts on outdoor living areas

At Landscape Solutions & Design, our team of professionals can make all of your outdoor living dreams a reality. From outdoor kitchens and sitting areas, to fountains and waterfalls – we’ve got you covered. Many people are discovering the possibilities of expanding their living space outside to increase the value of their property. We can help you with any outdoor living areas project no matter how big or small. Give our office a call and let us help you take advantage of your outdoor living space potential!