A well-manicured lawn offers enjoyment through relaxation and recreation. It is also a point of interest for guests and reinforces ownership pride. If your yard could benefit from improvement, here are some affordable options to consider.
You don’t have to invest a fortune in landscape to upgrade your home’s outdoor areas. Compact flower beds offer splashes of colorful appeal at flashpoints around your yard, such as near the property’s perimeter, at the curb, or encircling the entrance. Small decorator-type trees like a dogwood provide fresh springtime blooms along with seasonal greenery. Natural grasses can be planted in clusters, accented by wildflowers of various hues. Whatever your home’s style and theme, you can find numerous landscape options for plants, shrubs, trees, and lawn décor to choose from.
A fence around your lawn may serve a utilitarian purpose, such as keeping stray animals away. Some fences are installed in smaller segments for decorative reasons, often arranged with flowering vines or hanging baskets. Vinyl fencing is popular, affordable, and attractive for many homeowners, available in several styles and colors, and it is easy to maintain. An appealing fence should help to frame your property rather than hide it, unless that is your goal. There are many gate options with lockable latches to choose from as well.
A walkway in your yard offers a focal point as well as an entry path. You may want to install a lawn path from the driveway to your home’s entrance or around the exterior of the home, perhaps extending to a rear patio or backyard area. Yard walkways can resemble sidewalks and be made of concrete, or they may be constructed of bricks or wood. Some homeowners prefer pebble paths with rubber or wooden borders that include flat stone steps, called pavers. With so many options to choose from, a yard walkway can become a visual point of interest as much as a means of access.
If you plan to use your lawn at night for people who may be arriving after dark or for outdoor parties, lighting is essential for safety. It also contributes a decorative aspect to your porch, patio, lawn, or driveway. Solar-powered ground lights are attractive and functional. Lamp posts come in styles that fit your home’s style. Hanging lights on the porch, garage, or patio create a welcoming and festive atmosphere.
Spend a little time and money to dress up your yard. You and guests will then be able to enjoy even more fully this outdoor space for home living.