Landscape Supplies Personalize Your Outdoor SpaceContributed By: BAG Editors
There is nothing like the great outdoors, especially when it’s in your own backyard! Being able to enjoy your backyard or garden is one of the great pleasures of being a homeowner. And with the vast assortment of landscape supplies available to today’s homeowners, there is no limit to what you can do to create your own backyard oasis.
When personalizing your backyard, there are many considerations to keep in mind. Do you want a deck or patio? How about a pool? Do you want to leave space for a vegetable or flower garden? Would you like to add interesting and unique features such as a fountain, arch, gazebo or garden building? The possibilities are endless and are limited only by your design ideas, outdoor space and budget. No matter what type of design you choose for your backyard or garden, there is sure to be an assortment of landscape supplies to help you turn your garden decor designs into reality.
Selecting landscape supplies is sometimes done in accordance with a landscape design specialist, or for the do-it-yourselfer, you can view a variety of different landscaping supplies by going to your nearest landscape supply company. Most landscape supplies cannot be ordered online because they are heavy and are ordered in bulk (such as stone, decking, mulch, soil, etc), but there are some items that can be purchased through online landscape supply retailers or even wholesale landscape supply companies. Even if you cannot purchase your supplies online, there are many sites available to give you an idea of what different landscaping supplies look like when incorporated into a finished design, to help make your choices easier.
Depending on what your outdoor project consists of, you will have a wide variety of options to choose from. There are too many types of landscape supplies to even begin to list, but here is a sampling just to give you an idea of how vast your options can be.
For example, if you want to have an outdoor area to sit, dine and entertain, you may be considering building a patio or deck. Once you decide, you will then have to decide what type of landscaping supplies you would like to use. If a deck is your choice, you can choose from a variety of decking materials, including different types of wood (cedar, treated woods, etc) as well as newer recycled products that require virtually no maintenance. But you may also need supplies such as crushed rock or stone, dirt and more to build the foundation of the deck. Patio choices offer an even greater variety of landscape supplies to choose from, such as pavers, brick, natural stone, stamped concrete, patio paving slabs and more, and may also require more ‘behind the scenes’ supplies, such as crushed stone, sand and soil to prepare the area before the final surface is constructed.
There are also a myriad of possibilities for other garden landscape supplies that can accommodate almost any type of design and can add interest to your outdoor space. In addition to bulk products, such as topsoil, mulch, crushed stone and pebbles, gravel, sand, and other landscape hardgoods, there are also a variety of more decorative items that can enhance your backyard or garden. Consider items such as garden edging, bridges, gazebos, arbors, fountains, ponds, garden statues, lighting and more to spruce up your outdoor living space.
The type of supplies you choose and the landscape suppliers you select will be determined in large part by the type of outdoor project you are undertaking. For smaller projects you may be able to purchase your supplies from online landscape suppliers, but for larger projects it is best to find wholesale landscape supplies from a local company at a reduced rate. If you are working with a landscape designer, they very often have a prior relationship with wholesalers to get you the best prices possible on landscaping supplies. But, even if you are tackling a garden or landscape project on your own, you should be able to find landscape supplies that fit your needs at a price that you are comfortable with. Finding suppliers that will deliver the materials to your home is also an important consideration, especially with bulk supplies or larger items.