Transforming Your Backyard Oasis: The Art of Custom Landscape Design

A well-designed landscape does wonders to create a beautiful and relaxing environment. But the true joy of landscaping is designing a space that fits your needs and reflects your preferences. It’s an opportunity to express your personality and discover what environment best serves your lifestyle. And with the tools and materials available to modern landscapers, the possibilities are endless. Let’s dive into some of the options you have at your disposal for creating a truly custom landscape design.


Residential yard with custom landscape design.

The foundation of your landscape is its living elements, including grasses, plants, and trees of all kinds. But with so many different options, it can be difficult to choose what to plant. That’s where the experts at JK Landscape Construction come in. We have extensive knowledge of plant types and will examine your property’s climate, soil, and drainage to recommend the best plants for your landscape. Then it’s up to you to choose your favorites. Some people love trees that stay green all year round, while others love to watch the leaves change. Sprawling flower beds are popular for some, while others may want more room to grow their own vegetables. You can even add flourishes to your softscape with mulch, river rock, decorative boulders, and landscape lighting.


Custom landscape design incorporating a fire pit and patio.

Non-living elements, including stone, concrete, wood, brick, and metal, make up your hardscape. These materials provide a great way to add more accessibility and structure to your outdoor space. Your hardscape to softscape ratio is completely up to you and depends on what purpose you want your landscape to primarily serve. If you plan on entertaining often, you may want to install a patio of permeable pavers or concrete, perhaps with a fire pit in the center. Walking paths and steps can connect points of interest on your property, such as gardens, storage sheds, and docks. You also have the opportunity to build a driveway that suits your needs and heightens your home’s curb appeal. We’ll help you choose the right colors and styles to create the aesthetic you have in mind for your custom landscape design.

Outdoor Structures

A custom deck on a lakefront property.

The final layer of your landscape is where individual personalities often shine through the most. How do you like to spend your time outside, and what structures help you best achieve that? What feels most like home to you? A wooden or composite deck extends the comfort of your home into the outdoors, while a more sheltered screen porch can bring the fresh air and sunshine of the outdoors in. Outdoor kitchens are also growing in popularity as more people look to make the most of warmer months. A pergola can provide a bit of shade to any area of your landscape and add a touch of elegance.

Bring Your Dream Landscape to Life

You’ve done the dreaming, the brainstorming, and the visualizing. Now it’s time to put your plan into action. Reach out to the professionals at JK Landscape Construction. We’ll listen to your ideas and leverage our expertise to make your dream a reality. And if you’re not sure what you want your landscape to look like, we’re happy to help you discover that.

Here’s a testimonial from one of our satisfied clients:

“If you want your landscape project done right, hire JK Landscape! The crew exceeded our expectations in every phase of our project which included a total makeover on a new build lake shore site. Challenging aspects of the project included boulder retaining walls around the house and a steep lakeside hill. The fire pit and paver decking are also signature parts of the project. We couldn’t be happier with our landscaping project with JK Landscape.”

– Dwight G.

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