Top Five Landscaping Ideas for your Custom Home

You’ve chosen a floor plan and decided to build your dream custom with Giddens Homes, but one thing you may not have thought about yet is your yard appeal. The exterior of your home is an important element in creating the look you want for your home. Custom home landscaping will add the finishing touch to an already stunning new home and Giddens Homes can help you plan and design. Here are our top favorite Texas landscaping ideas for our custom homes to get you started on designing your ideal outdoor spaces.

Plant Native When Possible

Given the extensive summers and propensity for summer droughts, you’ll want to consider plants and grasses that do best to hold up against the Texas heat. Bermuda grass is the typical grass you’ll find in most Central Texas lawns, but there are a wide variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees that not only survive but also thrive even with minimal water. Another way to create a stunning front entryway is xeriscaping using a variety of rocks, indigenous plants, and patio stones to create a look that is beautiful and sustainable.

Expansive Covered Patios

Whether you’re a morning person that loves sipping your coffee and watching the sunrise or you prefer to kick back with a glass of wine and watch the stunning Texas sunsets or take in the big starry sky, an expansive covered patio is a must when planning your customizations for your landscaping. Patios are perfect for customizing and adding extras like outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.

Gourmet Outdoor Kitchen

If you love outdoor entertaining and hosting friends and family for backyard BBQs then an outdoor kitchen is something you’ll definitely want to consider adding to your plans for your custom home in Central Texas. Giddens Homes offers plans that include a built-in grill as well as a full outdoor kitchen, perfect for spending even more time enjoying your backyard and the outdoors.

Welcoming Outdoor Fireplaces

Fall will soon be here and there is nothing cozier than sitting around the fireplace on a cool evening sipping your favorite beverage or chatting with family and friends. Create your dream patio with a built-in fireplace or customize your landscape with a stunning stone fire pit surrounded by comfy chairs. Both offer an elegant way to spend more time outside on cooler nights.

Pool or Water Features

Long summers and warm early falls make owning a pool in Texas even more advantageous and provide a stunning addition to your custom home landscaping. If a pool isn’t your thing, but you still want the enjoyment of having a water feature in your backyard without too much upkeep, fountains or small waterfalls can add a unique touch of elegance to your landscape.

Whatever your vision is for your custom home in Central Texas, Giddens Homes are the expert custom home builders in Texas that can help you create the dream home you’ve always wanted. Explore our floor plan options today to see how you can customize your home’s exterior to fit your family’s unique lifestyle or contact us for more great ideas for your new custom home.