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3 Things To Remember When Landscaping Your Beach House

by Perry Chapman

Your beach house is probably your perfect haven away from home, so you probably want it to look its best. One part of that is landscaping the yard, but you won't want to do it in the same way that you landscaped your yard at home. These are a few things that you should remember when working on the landscaping for your beach house.

1. Make Sure It's Easy to Care For

Even though you might like to spend as much time as possible at your beach house, chances are good that life gets in the way sometimes. Many people aren't able to make it to their second homes as often as they would like to, and if your landscaping is too complicated to take care of, it could suffer during these time periods. Choosing a landscaping design that is easy to take care of will help you ensure that your beach house property looks great all the time — even when you aren't able to dedicate a lot of time to it — and can also reduce the amount of work that you have to do when you are on vacation.

2. Think About Erosion

Many people who aren't accustomed to having a beach house just don't realize how serious of a problem erosion is. However, if your beach house is on the shore, you're probably going to need to have shore line work done to help preserve the shore as much as possible. Even if it isn't, the winds that can tend to blow through the beach can cause the sand and plants to slowly erode away. Keep this in mind when you're landscaping by building up your yard as much as possible to help fight against this.

3. Keep With the Theme

Even though you certainly do not have to, keeping up with a beach house type of theme when planning your landscaping can be a lot of fun. For example, you can purchase loose shells in bulk and use them in your flower beds instead of mulch for a fun look that just screams "vacation." There are ocean-themed lawn decorations out there that look whimsical and fun when used outside of a beach house, too.

As you can see, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind when planning the landscaping for your beach house. If you keep these ideas in mind, you should be able to come up with a great beach house landscaping plan that you will be able to enjoy immensely each time that you visit.   

For more information, contact local professionals like JK Landscaping & Grading Inc.