If you are looking to give your backyard a new lease on life, a garden makeover is the answer! Regardless of whether you have a sprawling or small backyard, there are many ways to enhance the appearance of your backyard, as well as the ways that you use this valuable space.
If you are serious about a quality backyard makeover (and one that will vastly improve the look and liveability of your backyard), consult professionals who specialise in gardens, landscaping, lawn and turf, such as the team at Hancey’s Turf. Garden and landscaping professionals are equipped to suggest innovative, interesting and altogether great possibilities for garden improvement.
There is no denying the difference that quality landscaping can make to a property and you can expect that the external areas of your home will come to life with clever landscaping approaches that match your home and its character.
Clearly define spaces in your yard
Knowing the spaces that you need in your yard or garden is important before embarking on any garden makeover. Consider whether you need a dining area, a well-shaded area for relaxation, an area designated for play and/or a barbeque or outdoor kitchen area. Clear definition of the different spaces within your yard can create a strong visual impact and make the area more organised.
It may come as a relief to know that it is possible to define the areas of your garden without huge financial outlay. In some cases, re-defining the areas of your garden can be as simple as rearranging your outdoor furniture.
Make over your yard by clearing away clutter
Just as it’s important to de-clutter the interior of your home, an external de-cluttering effort can make a world of difference. Consider the benefits of a storage shed for housing items that are typically left around your yard. Storage sheds are particularly useful for storing children’s toys and garden accessories that really do not need to be left on display.
Add a path
Consider adding a path to your yard to better define the space and create a polished, finished look. Meandering paths can tame a space and using crushed rocks, stones or pebbles instead of pavers, can be affordable and add to the visual and functional appeal of your backyard.
Liven up the concrete
If you have a concrete patio, entertaining area or path, it can be freshened up and beautified by using masonry stain in a colour of your own choosing. This really is a quick, relatively easy and low cost way to enhance the visual appeal of uninspiring concrete ground cover and, if you would like to go a step further, laying slate tiles over the concrete (with the appropriate mortar adhesive), can create an impressive, sophisticated look.
Is a trellis a possibility?
Chances are you’ve seen garden trellises in nurseries and garden shops before, but haven’t really thought about the inclusion of one in your own yard. A trellis can be a hugely effective inclusion in a backyard makeover and can become an interesting focal point. Consider placing a trellis towards the rear of your backyard or use it to emphasise the position of a vegetable patch or sitting area.
There are many ways to successfully makeover your backyard, many of which do not involve complicated, expensive landscaping operations. When planning a makeover for your backyard, think carefully about the space you have available, your current needs and the ways you intend to use and enjoy your backyard in the future.