Maximize Space in Your Custom Built Home

Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.

Choosing The Best Foundation Plants

Construction & Contractors Blog

Professional tree trimmers have a bunch of experience working with many different species in varying climates. They will tell you how important it is to consider the maintenance and trimming requirements before choosing any particular plants for your yard. You definitely need to be strategic, even if you plan on hiring a professional tree trimming service to maintain your yard. If you plan on handling your own landscaping, you could end up overwhelmed if you choose height maintenance plans. This article explains the importance of foundation plant and to great species you should consider.

What Are Foundation Plants?

Foundation plants, which are often called house huggers, are traditionally used planted right next to the walls of a your home to cover the exposed concrete foundation of the house. However, you don't necessarily need to have concrete at the base of your home to utilize foundation plants. A smartly chosen foundation plant will Frame your lawn, add more greenery to your landscaping, and cover up all of the external components around the outside of your house, like HVAC systems, vents, or basement doors. A foundation plant can also add some much needed shade to your exterior sidewalls. Basically, a foundation plant will make your landscaping more functional and stylish.

When choosing a foundation plant, you definitely want to select a species that is low maintenance. Often, the foundation plants are at the back of the planter box, and then there are shorter plants or flowers in front of them. When comes to foundation plants you need to be extremely careful about their ultimate height. You don't want them to grow so large that they end up blocking your windows.

Holly Dwarf

The holly dwarf is a very popular foundation and hedge plant because it is thick, green and easy to shape. If you want a solid, dense, architecturally shaped plant, The Holly Dorf is a great option. It has glossy green leaves and most varieties stay under 5 feet tall.

Japanese Boxwood

The Japanese boxwood is very similar to the holly dwarf in that it is an evergreen that is easy to maintain. Japanese boxwood can grow up to 8 feet tall and it remains healthy in even the coldest temperatures. The leaves of a box but aren't as glossy as a holly dwarf, but it is equally dense and easy to shape with creative trimming.

Either of these plants will look great around the outside of your home, adding style and shade to your home. Visit a site like for more help.


11 September 2017