Whether you own a small or big backyard, there are many ways to improve your garden, lawn, and other outdoor living areas. This usually means a backyard makeover. Aside from beefing up landscaping, you may also consider adding a deck or patio and creating a garden that enhances the beauty of your yard. The moss-covered slates, boulders, trellises, and natural-looking ponds with the waterfall will spice it up.
However, once you dive into revamping the backyard, you’ll quickly face a range of costs that can break the bank. This is especially true if you’ve decided to hire professionals to do everything for you. While personal loans can help you upgrade your backyard or make home improvements, there are quite a few inexpensive and easy things you can do on your own. Check them out!
Define Your Space
Be sure to determine what areas you need and clearly define them before getting started. Play area, lounging area, cooking area, dining area, just to name a few. That will make a significant visual effect on your backyard.
Create Garden Paths
Meandering paths give a polished appearance to an untamed backyard space. Use crushed gravels or rocks rather than pavers. They come in different forms, colors, and sizes to choose from. Once you’ve determined the shape, make use of the bender board to edge the path. Then lay down 3/4″ crushed gravel and make the surface flat by means of a plate compactor.
Fill In Bare Patches
Here’s what to do. Go to the garden center or grocery store and buy a few hanging baskets. They should come with non-cascading, bright annuals or perennials in full bloom. Geraniums, daisies, and scaevola are widely-available options which are perfect for this idea. Then remove all the hangers in your backyard and nestle the baskets with flowers among the plants that aren’t in bloom. Move the baskets around as required in order to cover barren patches.
Mulch as Much as Possible
Mulch is actually a natural carpet of the yard. How to use it? Simply lay it down on exposed soil and flowerbeds within your backyard. That will give your area a unified, finished look. Additionally, mulch can block weeds while holding essential nutrients necessary for growth of your plants.
Set Up an Outdoor Water Garden
Water is proven to have calming effects. Create a water garden and use it to good advantage. It only takes a couple of minutes. All you need to do is fill either a washtub or metal pail with a few floating candles and add some aquatic plants like glass baubles and water lettuce.
Add Some Paint
One story houses are ideal for this purpose. Make sure the back of your home is differently painted than the other sides so that a shade perfectly compliments your garden. Go with neutral shades such as light gray, taupe, or beige. They fit with landscaping components like honey-hued stone walls and stone paths.
These tips can help you create a contemporary retreat right in your own backyard where you’ll be able to read, relax, and enjoy to the fullest. Take your backyard look to the next level!