Whether you are looking for something to raise the value of your property in Iowa or just want to add some personality to your landscape design, there are many projects to choose from. Depending on your budget and how big or small you want your project to be, there are ways to add something both functional and stylish to your property. For a smaller-scale upgrade, you could add landscape lighting. For a medium-scale upgrade, you could build a new patio with a fire pit. For a larger-scale upgrade, you could add a water feature such as a pond, fountain, or bubbling rocks.

1. Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting installed by landscape bed in Des Moines, IA.

There are various reasons why a property owner would want to install landscape lighting on their property; landscape lighting fixtures are a popular addition to many homes because they can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Landscape lighting is an easy but bold way to highlight the best parts of your property while also adding an extra layer of security by lighting areas of your property that were otherwise dark. You have many options when it comes to choosing a design for your landscape lighting fixtures; you could choose to highlight shrubs, garden beds, or a favorite tree, or you could create a well-lit path on walkways and driveways. You could also go with spotlighting, which showcases your favorite areas of your property and makes them even more eye-catching. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, landscape lighting fixtures can also deter trespassers and help to prevent trips and falls.

Make sure your landscape lighting system is comprised of LED bulbs as they are more durable and energy efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs.

2. New Patio with a Fire Pit

Fire pit on a patio installed in Urbandale, IA.

A new patio is a perfect addition for property owners who value an outdoor living space. A custom-designed patio can be an excellent place for friends and family to gather and spend time together while enjoying their outdoor space. There are many different materials available to someone who wants a custom-built patio. These materials include concrete pavers, brick, natural stone, wood, and gravel. While pavers are the most popular choice due to their versatility, brick is durable and easy to maintain, and natural stone looks very unique. A great addition to your new patio could be an accompanying fire pit. Fire pits can be custom-designed to work with your patio. They are an excellent way to add warmth to your property and enhance your new outdoor living space.

3. Water Features

Pondless waterfall surrounded by plantings in Des Moines, IA.

A water feature can be a striking and stylish addition to your property. There are many different options open to someone looking for a water feature for their property, including bubbling rocks, streams, and fountains. Ponds are another popular way to add a natural and beautiful hardscaping element to your home. Features like water gardens can be a great way to incorporate aquatic plants and wildlife into your property. They also allow you to create a focal point for your yard and give you many opportunities for customization. Water features are typically built from materials like ceramic, metal, fiberglass, and cast stone to make them durable, long-lasting, and unique. Building a custom water feature for your property is a great way to enhance the natural features of your landscape while also making a statement.

Give us a call today to get started on your landscaping project.

At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we've been helping property owners enhance the aesthetics and enjoyment they get out of their outdoor space with our high-quality landscaping options. Whether you're looking for landscape lighting, a new patio, a fire pit, a water feature, or something else, we've got you covered. We've been providing our services to residential and commercial property owners in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, IA and throughout the surrounding areas since 1988. Give us a call today at (515) 289-2020 to get started on your project!