For Connecticut homes along the Long Island Sound, landscaping takes on a new dimension. Not only do homeowners along the shoreline have to consider the typical aesthetic concerns when planning a landscaping project, but they also have to consider the impact on the shoreline environment.
For example, homes directly on the water often require a seawall, which needs to be designed and installed by an expert to insure that it meets local zoning regulations and is designed to withstand the wear and tear of the water and the winter.
Plant selection is also an issue. Most homeowners on the shore want to select plants to complement the water environment and help encourage water filtration and native species. Invasive plants can also be a problem for shoreline homeowners. EA Quinn’s professionals are trained to help you identify invasive plants and help you develop a strategy for eliminating these types of plants.
Beyond environmental concerns, there are also practical concerns for shoreline properties. Many shorefront homes have sloping yards that make landscaping a challenge. If your yard has a dramatic slope, EA Quinn can work with you on creating retaining walls and steps that not only look beautiful, but also provide flat yard areas perfect for outdoor living areas, including patios, outdoor kitchens and fire pits.
If you are a homeowner on the Connecticut shoreline, please call EA Quinn to get some expert advice on how to make the most of your waterfront. Or if you are looking for inspiration, visit our online photo gallery of lakefront landscaping.