When building your new custom home, you may have an idea of what you want your front and back yards to look. From beautiful flower beds to water fountains and ponds, you have many options to choose from. Here are 5 ways to make sure your yard is the yard you want!
1. Backyard Sanctuary
The key feature with this one is water. You have the options of a fountain, a small pond, or a hot tub. It could be as simple as a terra cotta pot with a recirculating pump from the hardware store. The other important thing with a sanctuary is a comfortable place to sit and relax.
2. Match Landscape to Homes Style
You always want to make sure that your landscaping fits with the style of your home. If you own a Victorian home, a Japanese garden will be very much out of place and may even lower your home’s value, rather than add to it.
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3. Make Sure Your Lawn the Right Size
A beautiful green yard is visually calming and there is nothing better for play. But lawns can require a lot of maintenance and offer very little habitat and complexity for other living things. Design the lawn to be the size you need. But again, this is all dependent on your needs as a homeowner.
4. Achieve Seasonal Balance
Think about ways to make your landscape look attractive all year round. Blooming bulbs in the spring, annual beds around the house for summer, shrubs with brightly colored leaves for autumn, and evergreens for the winter. Don’t forget, this is your home and it should look the way you want it to.
5. Plant Some Trees
Trees remove carbon dioxide and pollution from the air, so people view them as an eco-friendly option. The shade helps keep neighborhoods and homes cooler and more pleasant in the summer, which in turn can cut air conditioning costs.
No matter what your needs are, you will always have good options. If you decide you want to add a deck, or an outdoor kitchen, you may want to read the articles we wrote about them. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the office!
Until Next Time Friends…
Nicole D., Resident Toback Blogger