Boring! That’s the last thing anyone wants to think of their yard, but when your eyes are so used to seeing the same thing over and over again, it’s natural you will get bored. Perhaps it’s the bushy or patched grass, or the desire to have something different going on. Whatever your reason for a backyard makeover, these tips will help you get to turn that dull space into the sanctuary everyone wants to spend time in.
1. Start by Planning
Every successful project starts with a plan. The more concise and detailed it is, the better. Decide on the accessories you want to add, where they will be placed, and how space should look like once everything is done. Measure the garden to get all the dimensions right, so you save yourself time and money. You don’t want to keep running to the store because you are out of the grass. If you are unsure about doing a good job, ask for professional help.
2. Shop for Items
Shopping is not always fun, but when you have a brand new yard coming up, it’s going to be both exciting and nerve-wracking. To make it easier, look at your plan and note the items you don’t have at home. Start visiting your local stores and online for the best prices and materials. Word of caution, though. Price may be an issue, but it’s always better to go with the best material so your items last longer. For instance, water fountains for your outdoor space add style and elegance to your yard, but if you get it wrong, you will end up with a disaster. Besides the design and drawing everyone’s attention, you need to consider the shape and size of your fountain, weight, splash. Also, consider the focal point, so your fountain doesn’t look odd.
3. Bring The Indoors Outdoor
Everyone has that old furniture they have been dying to get rid of. If that’s you, the time to make good use of that old seat, table, and pot is now. There are tons of Pinterest posts and YouTube videos that will show you how to upholster indoor items for your yard. Although they won’t last long, you will have time to save up a few bucks for long-lasting pots.
4. Go for Practical Plants
Plants are a great addition to your yard, and while you may want to capitalize on the flowers, there are a few plants that will offer you more than beauty. If you want privacy, for instance, planting willows will be your best option. Once your yard is complete, you will want to entertain guests and show off your handyman or just to have a relaxed evening. Plant lemongrass to keep mosquitos at bay. They grow easily and require little to no maintenance.
There are many ways to spruce up a drabby yard, but the ultimate rule to remember is to keep it simple, sophisticated, while sprinkling your personality. These simple tips will make your yard your go-to place on summer evenings to watch the sunset.