We are fortunate here in Loveland that we have a variety of landscaping materials so readily available. This allows landscapers to provide you with a wide array of options to suit your property needs, whether it is for your private backyard, a homeowner association common space, or the grounds for a large business.
A good landscape design will incorporate many different landscaping supplies, tailored to your needs and personal preferences. We might start with a suggestion for a rock retaining wall and that could be further refined to a dry stacked flagstone wall, or a wall made from river rock. Each will serve the same purpose but because of the material used, provide a distinctly different look.
Sometimes we will suggest specific landscaping materials because we know that they work very well in our area. After all, we love our climate, but the rapid temperature changes that we experience here can cause our ground to thaw and freeze. This repeated expansion can be hard on some materials, especially in certain applications.
By including some hardscape elements into your project, you will can save money and reduce water usage. Often using pavers and gravel can reduce your maintenance also, giving you more time to sit back and enjoy your property rather than tending to it.
Properly placed around the base of a tree and around bushes, mulch is another landscaping material that can help you reduce water usage.
Relatively new on the market is a mulch product that is made from recycled tires but is molded to look like traditional mulch. While more expensive to purchase at first it does not have to be replaced as often, so in the long run it can save you money. This rubber mulch stays in place well even in high winds and has no weed seeds or other contaminants that can be found in traditional wood mulch.