When you install a fire pit in your backyard, you’ll quickly find that everyone wants to hang out there. If you’re considering adding one of these gathering spots to your back patio, there are some things that you should consider.
Landscaping Ideas for Asheville
Living in Asheville means you probably live on some kind of slope. And if you live in the mountains, you likely have some experience with stormwater runoff. That kind of environment requires landscaping ideas to deal with:
- A driveway that winds its way down to the street
- A front yard that slopes gently from your porch to the sidewalk
- A steep slope in your backyard that raises the hair on anyone afraid of heights
- Countless other types of slopes on your property
Landscaping ideas that target steep slope construction, soil erosion control and the balance between ecological soundness and aesthetic beauty are not common. In fact, Ambrose Landscapes is one of the few professional landscape contractors in the Asheville area to combine residential stormwater management experience with the certifications and licenses to back it up.
Enjoy these videos below of a professional who’s called upon regularly to fill in the blanks for local engineers and builders. After extensive coursework in steep slope design and residential stormwater management, countless hours with local farmers, and using stone landscaping ideas to fit mountain properties, Steve Ambrose has a lot to share with you.
When you hear the phrase “rainwater harvesting,” you likely think of collecting rain in barrels to later use in the home for various tasks. But, when we talk about rainwater harvesting, it’s something different. What we do is far more useful than collecting rain to water your houseplants. We use natural stonework as a means […]
Hilly landscapes are common in Asheville, a city set in the gorgeous mountainous region of North Carolina. Residents and tourists love the aesthetic appeal of the area’s rolling hills, but sloping lawns can often present problems to homeowners, mostly in the form of stormwater management and soil erosion.
Stone driveways are meant to last decades, add beauty to your home, and to remain low maintenance throughout their lifespan. And when you have the right stone driveway contractor, all those things will happen. A stone driveway installed correctly will look great for better than 30 years with little effort beyond an occasional cleaning. Daily […]
Hardscaping brings beauty and functionality to your yard. Hardscaping elements, like a concrete patio, brick walkways, and stone walls, not only increase your property value, but they can also give you entertaining space and relaxing areas to unwind. They even aid some of the most common issues homeowners face in the Asheville, North Carolina area, […]
What is stormwater and polluted runoff? Stormwater runoff is much like it sounds: The water that results from storms and runs off into other areas rather than getting absorbed into the ground. The runoff can come from either rain or melted snow and ice. Less developed areas tend to see less stormwater runoff than highly […]
Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most scenic and wildlife-ridden areas of the state. Gorgeous mountains frame neighborhoods, and wooded areas are home to various birds, animals, and flora. It’s not surprising that Asheville’s population has risen steadily over the years as more and more people discover its beauty, culture, and relaxing vibe.
Picture it: A beautiful new home in the mountainous area of Western North Carolina, known for its gorgeous scenery, relaxing environment, and mild climate. Your home is nestled right in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by abundant foliage and wildlife, yet within a comfortably charming community.
Hardscaping elements can be some of the most pivotal pieces of your yard, breaking up greenery in an eye-catching way to allow for cozy walking areas and outdoor living spaces. When done correctly, your hardscaping will support your landscaping rather than overpower it.
Have you ever seen a yard that looks like a chaotic tangle of plants, grass and trees? Or a beautiful stone fountain that’s dwarfed by tall trees? A perfectly-landscaped yard is made up of hardscapes and softscapes that balance and complement each other. Too much hardscaping and your yard can look sterile. But too much […]