The value of having your own outdoor space has never been higher than it is recently. We were all forced to stay inside our homes, and many still prefer to avoid going outside. But since we all need a dose of vitamin D and the general experience of being outside four walls, safe outdoor spaces are needed. And there is no outdoor space safer than one that’s yours and yours alone.
However, with how busy many people have been for the past few years, their yard or property is likely in disrepair. Overgrowth, bad landscaping, and dried-up soil are common problems many homeowners face. If you’re looking to beautify your outdoor space so you and your family can still enjoy the sun, here are a few tips to help you out.
Don’t Forget Your Walls
Let’s get this out of the way: your garden isn’t the only thing you can rely on to increase the aesthetics of your home. Your house’s walls also play an integral part in the overall experience. A house with good color can make or break the atmosphere. You can make the texture of your walls stand out, or you can paint it with really bright colors for that contemporary feel.
Another neat idea you can try is to integrate the exterior of your house to plants, like utilizing vines or even potted plants to cover part of the wall with vegetation. Of course, maintaining something like that requires a considerable amount of work, but if you or your family are the types to enjoy a very organic-feeling house, this might be good for you.
Have a Professional do the Landscaping
Needless to say, a professional landscaper can do a better job than an amateur when it comes to beautifying your plants. When thinking of renovating or adorning your outdoor area to accommodate plants and vegetation, always consider a professional to do it for you. Not only is it safer, but since plants require constant care and nourishment, a professional will be able to increase the chances of your plants growing well.
If there are already plants and other native flora in your area and you’d like someone to handle them, you can hire tree trimming services or an arborist to take care of it for you. Don’t overlook hiring a professional when it comes to this aspect of your property; it can decide whether the final look will be satisfactory or not.
Install an Outdoor Furniture
When talking about both functionality and aesthetics, nothing can beat installing patio furniture. It’s the best way to make your outdoor space prettier while providing a sense of functionality. You can spend a serene breakfast, or do your paperwork outdoors, or even have dinner al fresco.
The best part about it is getting patio furniture that fits your outdoor design, creating a theme and atmosphere for your outdoors. And when choosing colors for your outdoor furniture, you can be a bit bolder and crazier. Colors that pop work particularly well, especially when contrasted with green grass or blue skies.
Decorative vs. Fruit-bearing
If you’re thinking of maintaining your outdoor plants on your own, there might be some considerations that you need to be aware of. For one, decide whether you’ll be planting decorative or fruit-bearing plants. Both do need taking care of, but fruit-bearing plants can require more maintenance and attention.
Letting their fruits attract insects and other wildlife can lead to dangers, not to mention the difficulty of growing fruit. But of course, if you’re determined to plant fruit-bearing plants (like tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, etc.), it’s best if you take the time to research it.
Use Outdoor Lighting to Illuminate Your Space
You want to be able to enjoy your outdoor space even at night. As mentioned before, an alfresco dinner is best enjoyed when your outdoor space is designed for it. But you can’t just rely on moonlight to be able to make your way outside. That’s where outdoor lighting comes in.
Installing outdoor lighting will make your nightly outdoor experiences a lot more manageable, and it’ll help when you’re navigating your way through your garage or walking to your door. However, there’s a certain sense of balance required as you don’t want to have extremely bright lights that can affect your property’s aesthetic, all for the sake of safety and security. It’s always a balance of what looks good and what’s functional.
The outdoors of your home will always be an important part. Make sure never to neglect it, as it will affect your overall living experience.
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