Just like the interior, the exterior of your house should look mesmerising and appealing to the outside world, particularly if you’re planning on selling in the foreseeable future. The best way to achieve this is by refreshing your yard a bit and introducing some fun and unconventional elements to its landscape.
However, such projects can sometimes be tiresome and expensive, but if you stick to the basics you can easily revive your yard for much less money and time.
Follow the next tips to get your yard looking gorgeous without spending a fortune.
Use your imagination
It is easier to rely on professionals to revamp your yard, but with a bit of creativity you can create something personal and beautiful on your own. Consider the space you have and how would you like to decorate it. If you have a big yard, consider the placement of plants, outdoor furniture and other elements.
Also, don’t forget to take the amount of time you spend outside into account for better organisation and comfort. Basically, according to your needs you should plan and design what elements you want to introduce or enhance. Be creative, add some personal touches and make it as comfortable as possible.
If you like growing plants and veggies in your yard, you don’t have to buy huge beds and planters from a store. You probably already have something in your home that can serve this purpose. Old pallets, barrels, tires or wine crates can easily be turned into standout, unconventional planters for your favourite plants.
All you have to do is fix them up a bit, repaint them and add the plants. You can arrange them along the base of your home, on the sides of the driveway or in the middle of your yard in some fun shape and there you have it. Consider using some bolder colours for the planters to provide contrast and introduce lively, fresh colours to your landscape.
Decorate with perennials
These are the plants that return year after year. You can also introduce a few annuals but they live only for one season. So, if you wish to have plenty of colourful flowers and plants as part of your curb appeal that are also budget-friendly, you should give perennials a try. Some of the most beautiful and modern perennials include Allium, Astilbe, Baptisia, Coneflower, Kangaroo Paw and Veronica, which all exude life.
However, in order to avoid creating a mess you have two choices for decorating with plants: a combination of colourful perennials that provide contrast or a one-colour floral garden. Either one of these will refresh the yard year after year, and all you’ll have to do is take care of them regularly. That is, you need to protect the flowers from various insects. You can easily rely on handy, affordable boom sprayers to help you in that mission.
Add geometrical shapes to your yard
Great landscaping requires great visual impact and you can achieve that with pavers and ground covers. Use recycled or old pavers to form a desired mosaic pattern in an unused space in your yard and plant moss or creeping sedum in between to provide contrast.
Another possibility is creating a pathway through the yard which can add a visual effect as well as being practical. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes and sizes of pavers and if you are feeling a bit more creative, feel free to paint them with some vivid colour for more contrast.
If you’re looking for a solution that will not only protect you from sun and rain, but also serve as a visually stunning feature in your outdoor setting, you should consider quality waterproof shade sails. They come in a variety of colours, which will help in finding one that complements your house and the surrounding landscape.
Other wallet-friendly shade structures that can help you bring your yard to life include handy retractable pergolas and stylish outdoor canopies.
What most people expect to see in a yard are plants, wood and gravel; but what they don’t expect to see is corrugated steel, wood scraps and objects made of copper. However, these unexpected materials may just be what your yard needs in order to come to life.
Add some of these materials to your fence to improve your curb appeal or create ornaments on your patio with them. Use your creativity to change the atmosphere in your whole yard with this simple, yet amusing twist.
If you think your yard is looking neglected, now is the time to bring it back to life. With a bit of creativity, colourful plants and a few unexpected elements you can easily achieve the visual effect you desire.
Plus, you won’t spend a fortune but your yard will look chic and fresh.
If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of green living/home improvement projects and spread the word about them. She cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. You can check her out on LinkedIn.