Your home is your castle – a place to relax, enjoy and share memories with friends and family. Most of us spend a lot of time at home and its important to utilize all of your space to its fullest potential. While most homeowners spend a lot of time and energy on the inside of a home on paint, furnishings, etc., many don’t put the proper time and attention into the use of outdoor spaces of a home. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few landscaping ideas that can really transform your yard and the way you use outdoor spaces at home.
A Lush and Beautiful Lawn
While it might seem obvious, a lush, beautiful and green lawn is the most important foundation for any outdoor space. The truth is that many people don’t put the time and attention into their lawn leaving a patchy, weed-filled, wanna-be-lawn that doesn’t appeal. However, a beautiful, lush and green lawn invites evening walks, enjoyable summer BBQs and fun backyard games of volleyball or football with the kids.
A Private Patio or Deck
If your home doesn’t have a patio or deck in your backyard, it should be on the top of your landscaping ideas list to spruce up your outdoor living space. We personally have a soft spot for a beautiful paver patio, as they can be fully customized with colors and patterns to suit your personal style. In addition to pavers, privacy is a must. While the proximity of other homes might make it difficult to actually achieve complete privacy, the illusion can be achieved through privacy hedges and strategic plantings to create a peaceful oasis right in your own backyard.
A Landscaped Pool Area
While a pool quickly becomes the focal point of any backyard, well planned landscaping in and around the pool area can seamlessly integrate the pool into your yard. The right landscaping can create the perfect environment right at home no matter if your pool provides endless fun for the kids or a peaceful afternoon of relaxing.
A Perennial Garden
A great landscaping idea to add beauty and color to your yard year after year is by adding a perennial garden. Perennials are an excellent addition to your landscaping by adding flowers that bloom each and every year that you can count on like clockwork. A perennial garden utilizes a variety of flowering plants based on the location in your yard, access to sunlight and water, as well as personal preference.
While this list is far from exhaustive of all that’s possible with landscaping, they give you a few landscaping ideas to start thinking about potential updates you might want to make to your yard to transform it into a beautiful and functional outdoor living space.