Beauty and Function in Cottage Landscaping Projects

Cottage Landscaping, Hardscaping, Landscaping, Patios, Tips and Advice

Landscaping projects aren’t just for city homes, cottagers are now seeing the value of landscaping to protect and enhance their getaway homes in cottage country.

The advances in new products and landscape techniques have presented cottage owners with exciting new options that have the staying power, even in the extreme conditions experienced up North. Materials like interlocking stone and retaining walls have improved their composition and technology so they can stand up to the punishing elements of cottage country.

Modern functional space elements like outdoor kitchens, movie and TV nooks, showers and firepit areas complete with wifi speakers are quickly becoming welcome features of cottages in Ontario.

The advantage of cottage country landscaping projects is that they can be completed outside of busy season – summer! That means you do not have to lose your quiet summer getaways because of construction AND you may even be able to save a little money by booking your project at off-peak times.

Here are a few samples from our completed projects folder that may seed some ideas on how you can enhance your cottage and property with some fun and functional landscaping!

This cottage owner in Bobcaygeon used strategic functional accents to make his property functional and even more stunning! A stone walkway from his sliding doors leads to an existing patio. Now family and guests track in less debris and dirt – especially on rainy days. A small Barbeque pad allows the chef and the barbeque to sit on level, sturdy ground, regardless of the weather. A stone bed (for drainage) canoe stand and storage area keeps the equipment neatly tucked away while at the same time being convenient to access by guests.

Protecting beloved features like old and majestic trees on a property can be a puzzle. JRC Landscaping came up with a solution that ticked many boxes for this property owner. A large circular retaining wall was built around a beautiful old tree. The circumference of the circle protected the root system of the tree and that protection was further enhanced by the addition of a garden bed that can be filled with annuals that produce a riot of dazzling colour in the summer season. The ledge of the retaining wall offers a vast seating area for guests that attend an annual event hosted at this property.

Other outdoor elements like kitchens and firepits are growing in popularity for cottage owners. The only limit to creating a cottage oasis is your imagination. If you would like to discuss a cottage landscaping project, please get in touch for a free quote.

Justin Robinson

Owner, JRC Landscaping

We had our walkway done by JRC and  they did an amazing job!  Everything was done quickly and professionally. 

We are VERY happy with the results!

Jess from Oshawa - Happy Landscaping Client

Did You Know…

JRC Landscaping and Snow offers a 3-Year Workmanship Warranty on all of our hardscaping/landscaping projects.

Our clients have complete peace of mind because of our outstanding work, great customer service and 3-Year Workmanship Warranty.

Contact us today and get your free quote knowing you too will have complete peace of mind working with with JRC Landscaping and Snow.

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JRC Landscaping and Snow has been creating unique landscape creations for customers since 2003.   We service Durham Region and the GTA.

JRC also provides a full suite of Commercial Landscaping services to our ICI clients.  If you would like a free quote please contact Justin.

Our goal is to exceed your expectations.

We pride ourselves on our friendly service and providing a quality service.

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