There are some yards in Georgia where you might feel like walking outside is the same as hiking a mountain. Some yards have significant slopes that make the backyard a challenge to comfortably walk. It also presents serious issue in the event of rain, or the occasional snowfall. For many homeowners, the sloping landscape becomes a space that is often bemoaned and met with uncertainty in what to do about the situation. However, there is a feasible approach that is both practical and great looking – the addition of landscape stairs. Landscape stairs can be made from a wide range of materials. They complement any architectural style -from the classics to the contemporary.
Adding Landscape Stairs in Your Yard
Nearly any yard where unevenness is an issue can be improved with the addition of landscape stairs. They might be made using concrete slabs, pavers, tiles, flat stones, or even railroad ties. With so many options, they can be incorporated to make your Atlanta area yard easily. By adding the stairs, you make your home more marketable because people can use the yard more fully. Also making a stairway a practical part of landscape is that they can be the ideal place to add extra lighting. Inside or outside, a well-lit stairway is important. But in adding more lights, especially those that are motion activated, you are adding some extra security to your home. Of course, just because adding stairs to your yard is practical, it doesn’t have to be about function only. The steps can also be a perfect place to add planters, connect one part of your yard to another or even disguise a retaining wall.
Design Your Yard with Outdoor Stairs
Depending on the design of your yard, you could even use the landscape stairs to add a water feature to the yard. Even if the slopes in your yard were man-made, they now look cohesive and charming. Beyond making the yard easier to navigate, stairs also make more of your accessible, thus making your landscape feel larger. Rather than feeling like part of your lawn is unusable, you now can design your lawn to maximize its functionality. That sloping yard doesn’t have to create a challenge – nor should it keep you from purchasing a home that is ideal for your needs.
Hardscaping and Landscape Stairs Construction
When installing landscape stairs for your yard, work with an experienced team. Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces provide high-end landscape design and construction services in Atlanta. Our licensed landscape architects find ways to beautifully incorporate stairs into your yard. Contact our Atlanta landscape design team to schedule your consultation today!