One of the best parts of living in California, especially here in Rancho Palos Verdes, is the access to waterfront or coastal property. Whether you are perched on a cliff overlooking the glistening ocean, have the beach right at your doorstep, or are even within walking distance of the water, many homeowners look to beachfront and coastal landscape designs to accent the natural elements surrounding them. Today, we will share with you the most popular beachfront and coastal landscape designs that you can incorporate into your backyard.
Beachfront and Coastal Landscape Designs
Hard Scaping Elements
If you are designing your backyard from scratch or are doing a renovation, you can add various hardscaping elements to emphasize your beachfront and coastal landscape designs. Just a few ideas could be:
– an infinity pool overlooking the ocean
– a gazebo with nautical elements (seashells, anchors, boat rope) built-in
– pathways with shells, fish stamping, or natural stone
– a boardwalk leading to the ocean
– an outdoor shower to wash away the sand and surf
Nautical Themed Fences
Did you know that you can use thick boat rope or chains as part of your fencing? It takes a little more strategy to ensure that you have the privacy you desire, but a creative landscaper can draw up excellent plans.
Beach Themed Mailboxes
There are a plethora of options when it comes to choosing a mailbox to suit your coastal theme. You can do lighthouses, whales, fish, seashells, boats, and more. Let your imagination go wild! You can even bring it to life better by matching the theme to the fence post and the fence itself.
Coastal Friendly Flora
When thinking of the beach, palm trees certainly come to mind, but they aren’t the only coastal-friendly flora that you can incorporate to get that beachy vibe. You can also plant California poppies, scrub oaks, coral bells, and many more.
The finishing touches on a design are what make it comes to life. A strategically places ship’s anchor or a statue of a mermaid may be that final element you need for a perfect design. You can even transform such elements into something functional. For example, you could turn a surfboard into a counter or a ship’s wheel into a table.
Do you want to create a backyard that emphasizes the beautiful scenery the coastline provides? Here at Design Scapes, we can help you brainstorm, design, and implement the backyard of your dreams. We serve Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and the surrounding areas. For more information on how to get started, give us a call today.