The landscaping of your second home is not to be taken lightly! It is an opportunity to make your wildest dreams come true and to personalize your environment to your lifestyle. The possibilities are numerous … and it’s easy to get lost! To help you in your landscaping choices for your second home, here is a guide to the three most important things to keep in mind.
Consider When You Visit
Depending on the season(s) in which you visit your second home, the landscaping of your yard should be adapted to your needs. Let’s take a look at the different options available to you.
If you are enjoying your second home primarily in the summer, coolness is the name of the game! Shaded areas will be important for optimal comfort. Think of greenery or a garden shed! The pool is also a must. Add some life to your decor with flowers or even a water garden. And don’t forget to include a lovely outdoor kitchen, which will make a sunny day a guaranteed success!
For winter sports enthusiasts who visit their second home during snowy stays, we’ll be looking for something cozy. What could be better than a good spa for a successful après-ski? Also, go with vegetation that will resist the cold Quebec winters, like conifers, for example. The day will end perfectly in front of a fire, surrounded by natural stones and tall fir trees!
Oasis 4 Seasons
For those lucky enough to enjoy an all-season retreat, there are plenty of landscaping options to choose from! The campfire and pool will be a must-have here. And why not add a sumptuous deck? A perfect mix of perennials, annuals, hardwoods and evergreens will make your yard look great in summer and winter!
Adapt the Landscaping to the Use of Your Prestigious Second Home
How do you use your second home? If you like to be alone, make sure you include everything you need to relax. Whether it’s a pool, lounge chair or shed for your sports equipment, the setup is up to you. If you’re more of a stately host, you’ll need to add everything you need to entertain family and friends. Choose a large table with several chairs for all guests, an outdoor bar or a large swimming pool. Parking spaces should also be considered.
Do you have young children or grandchildren? You’ll want to think about them while making your decision. A play area or a designated area for sports activities will be greatly appreciated! For safety, add gates to block access to the pool area.
Water sports enthusiasts will also need to make the shoreline suitable for boats. Depending on your lifestyle, a pool house could be interesting with a kitchen, a laundry room and an integrated shower to avoid dirtying your vacation home! In short, don’t be afraid of big ideas, everything is possible!
Take Advantage of the Location of Your Second Home
The landscaping of your prestige home, whether it is your primary residence or not, should be in harmony with the nature that surrounds it. Surround yourself with experts to take advantage of every natural element around your second home.
Waterfront retreat? Add a boat deck and seating area right next to the shoreline. It will be your favorite place to read a good book or have a coffee. Mountain cottage? Include a wonderful view of the terrain. Luxury camp in the forest? Keep the mature trees that will make your land a true haven. There’s always a way to maximize your surroundings, just ask yourself what will make you the happiest!
Landscaping your second home doesn’t have to be complicated! To determine your ambitions, consider when you plan to visit your second home, adapt the vegetation and facilities to your activities and take advantage of the home’s location. For the implementation of your project, trust the team at Paysage Lambert! With our expertise in landscaping prestigious homes, we can turn your dreams into reality.