Spring is finally here! It’s time to start thinking about landscaping ideas and what to do with your outdoor space. We’ve come up with 7 ideas to help you start brainstorming.
The most effective way to add color, character, and beauty to your landscape is by having a garden. Whether you choose to plant flowers, bushes, fruits or vegetables, make sure your plants get enough (or not too much) sun and water.
If you don’t have time to devote to watering your plants, install an irrigation system and let the sprinklers do the work for you. Don’t forget to install garden lights so you can admire your landscape in the evening.
Fences are great for many reasons. First off, they provide security, deterring intruders, stray animals, or other wildlife from entering your property. Secondly, they make it safe for your children and pets to be outdoors without wandering off.
They are also great for defining boundaries, giving you and your neighbors a sense of privacy. Lastly, fences can give your landscape some character and beauty.
We all know that trees can provide shade, but did you know they can significantly reduce your air conditioning use? By planting them in the right location, you can reduce temperatures by up to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius).
In addition to giving you comfortable outdoor seating, having an outdoor patio increases the resale value of your home. They are a low maintenance and a budget friendly way to increase the functionality of your backyard. Outdoor patios are becoming more and more popular and are great spaces for families and guests to relax.
Outdoor kitchens are a great way to expand your living space. If you’re thinking of updating your backyard with an outdoor kitchen, don’t forget to consider the location and configuration. Choose a spot that takes minimal effort and have the least number of obstacles when you need to carry food to and from your indoor kitchen.
One way to elevate the look of your backyard is to add pavement. A paved walkway or patio can help create visual boundaries within your backyard. Common pavers include concrete, brick, cobblestone, rubber, bluestone, flagstone and travertine.
Nothing increases your home’s curb appeal more than a beautiful green turf. Grass is beneficial in many ways:
If you want to conserve water but still have grass that’s green all year round, consider opting for synthetic turf.
After reading about all these options, doesn’t it make you want to get that fire going in your barbecue grill?
Get in touch with our contractors to discuss your landscaping project.