The days are getting shorter, the nights are drawing in, and we’re all heading inside right now. But spring will be rolling back around before you know it, and you’ll be faced with that same old nagging feeling: you really should do something with that lawn. If you’ve been itching to bring new life to your green spaces and to turn a dull patch of earth into something that feels uniquely you, here are some ideas that will ensure you will see a whole new side of your property next year.
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Install Something New
There are additions that you can make to your lawn, garden, or green space to give it a new lease of life. You can keep it simple by adding a deck to bring some extra outdoor dining and entertaining space. You could add a shed that can either offer storage or be converted into the perfect little getaway, or even a gym! Or you could keep it purely cosmetic, with something like an arbor to attract attention to the gardening and fence work that borders your property.
Shine A Light On Your Lawn
Enjoying your beautiful outdoor space shouldn’t stop when the sun goes down. With the introduction of some carefully placed lighting, you can bring a whole new lease of life to your property. Forget about an intrusive floodlight, we’re talking about boundary lighting to show off what you’ve done in those corners. If you’ve got some beautiful features in your garden, why not consider the warm glow of wall wash lighting? You can go as dramatic as you like with bold up-lights, or keep things low-key with some delicate lighting around paths and walkways. Adding light to your garden is also a smart step towards improving the security of your home.
Take Better Care Of Your Turf
Looking after your lawn doesn’t begin and end with mowing it and giving it the occasional water with the garden hose. If you’ve been staring out at some increasingly sad looking greenery and yellowing grass, it’s time to call in a professional. A turf maintenance expert can tell you exactly what the turf on your property needs and where you’ve been going wrong. Some lawns require irrigation services as they struggle to get the water they need, while others will need a better drainage system if they’ve been clogged by frequent rains. The experts at R&L Irrigation have been offering professional and affordable lawn and turf services for more than 15 years, and you can take a look at options for irrigation and beyond at randlirrigation.com.
Try A Little Hardscaping
While landscaping can attend to all your greenery needs, why not bring a grand redesign to the architecture of your outdoor space? Does your patio need a new lease of life? Do you want to give your pool or fish pond a makeover? Do you want to convert that patch of concrete into a fire pit to add something striking to your evening get-togethers? There’s no limit to what can be done, but it is worth consulting professionals to ensure that the materials being used will stand up to the weather in the changing seasons. Whether you want smooth granite or the rugged charm of reclaimed brick, you can give your outdoor space a distinctive look all of your own.