Creating beautiful outdoor living spaces
Softscape construction is the art of using living plants and other organic materials to create beautiful outdoor spaces. This type of landscape construction can be used for both residential and commercial properties and is a great way to increase property value, enhance curb appeal, and even provide food for wildlife.
Provost Companies has three distinct landscape divisions, landscape maintenance, hardscape construction and softscape construction. Softscape construction focuses on the “soft” and living elements in your landscape design such as plants, trees, flowers, shrubs, grasses and lawn. The idea behind softscape construction is that it should blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment while still providing a unique touch and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space.
Things to consider when planning your softscape construction
Will you be dedicating a part of your yard for specific functions or to accommodate other existing elements such as a pool? What direction does the sun hit your yard from? Do you want to incorporate native plants and pollinators? Do you want an area to play with the kids? An area for pets to relieve themselves? What’s your color palette? There are a lot of other factors for consideration, but it helps if you think of your landscape design as outdoor rooms. Each room has a purpose and needs to flow into one another.
The plantings whether flowers or shrubs perform specific design functions. They cover areas that don’t need attention, and soften the lines of driveways, walkways, and walls. They also bring attention to a specific area of your yard, or become a feature unto themselves. Did we mention privacy? Trees, flowers, and shrubs also offer some privacy and keep the sights and sounds of the world out of your yard.
The best place to start is with a consultation with your project manager from Provost Companies. Once our team has a good understanding of your property, your needs and goals, they can get to work creating a beautiful, functional, and sustainable softscape for your property. Your softscape construction team will present you with ideas and concepts and work closely with you along the way to design and create the outdoor space that fulfills your needs and fits your home perfectly.
Softscape construction is a great way to bring life and beauty into any outdoor space. Whether you are looking for a lush garden or simply want to add a few accent pieces here and there–softscape construction has something for everyone! By carefully considering all aspects of your outdoor space–from soil quality to desired aesthetic–you can create an inviting outdoor oasis that will last for years to come! With careful planning and creativity, you can make softscaping work for you!
The team at Provost Companies are specialists in softscape design and installation. From planning and designing to installation and maintenance. They are ready to work with you to create the functional, livable, and beautiful outdoor space you imagined. Call Provost Companies!
Project 0359 was a complete backyard transformation, featuring a new deck, outdoor grill station, patio area, natural gas fire pit, and softscape construction. The softscape construction included privacy plantings, new lawn, planter design and perennial gardens.