Tips to Landscape Around a Custom Home

Tips to Landscape Around a Custom Home

The house is naturally important, but what about the landscape? Remember these landscaping tips!

The home is the crowning piece of your waterfront homesite, the part about which you are likely most excited. Designing the house, its features, and its finishings is a main part of the custom home build, but designing it concerning its context (land shape, orientation, etc.) is another significant part of the equation. When the house has its place on your property, you can then consider landscaping. Who doesn’t want to see the plants turn green and blossom in the spring? These tips to landscape around a custom home can get you started with some great ideas!

Think about All Sides

It’s easy just to consider the front yard or the backyard, but in reality, it is best to consider the landscape as the entirety of the front, back, and side yards. Thinking of these spaces as a whole will help give you design ideas based on the flow from one area to the next; it will unify the property and bring out the best of it on all sides.

Make a List of Plants You Like Most

To say there are many plants in the world is an understatement. The types of shrubs, trees, flowers, grasses, etc., you could grow in your yard are innumerable, but some plants might appeal to certain tastes more than others. Make a list of the species that appeal to you most; determining a garden style can help you narrow down your choices.

Consider Low-Maintenance Species

Plants that work well with your soil and can virtually grow on their own with little care will allow you to enjoy your garden without much work. Native species are one group that will grow strong with little help in your landscape, and in Maryland, there are many beautiful species from which to choose. 

Mix in Evergreens

Don’t forget to add evergreens in strategic places; evergreen shrubs and trees add color in the winter and privacy year-round. Consider having at least one evergreen in your front and back yards.

Create Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living spaces like patios and decks are part of a landscape design. When you landscape around your custom home, these outdoor living areas are a significant consideration. You can also create living spaces in your front or side yards.

Arrange Landscape Lighting

Light the way with attractive landscape lighting to illuminate walkways, entrances, and your home. Outdoor lighting provides home security, safe passageways, and evening beauty.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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