When you pull into your driveway, what’s the first thing you notice about your property? The landscaping! The grounds are what stand out, whether the lawn is beautifully manicured or needs repairs. If you’re looking to improve your home’s look this spring, start with the yard.
Whether you enjoy do-it-yourself projects or have a professional service handle the yardwork, here are some tips on how to make your landscape shine in the new season.
Maintain a Healthy Lawn
Nothing mars the first impression of a home like a patchy, brown lawn. Before you make plans for a garden or other additions, first get your lawn in shape.
Use organic lawn products like grass seed and have it cut and watered regularly to attain a vibrant, healthy appearance.
Install Stone Work
Stones are a popular landscape feature. From retaining walls to garden pathways, stone work can make a huge difference in the appearance of your landscape.
One common project is a stone wall surrounding the front yard. A professional stonemason can help you design and create a beautiful, eye-catching wall.
Add a Small Garden
Adding a small garden is a great way to improve the look of your landscape. Whether for vegetables or showcasing plants and flowers, a well-maintained garden will give you a fun hobby and leave room for expansion if you ever wish to expand the space.
Build Outdoor Spaces
Outdoor living spaces not only give your family a stylish place to entertain and relax but can also increase the value of your home. Decks, patios and courtyards all provide a spacious area for stylish outdoor furniture, fire tables, barbeque pits and plants that create a fun atmosphere for spending quality time with family and friends.
Beautiful landscapes don’t have to be exotic or expensive. Simple projects such as nurturing a healthy lawn, planting attractive shrubs and constructing an outdoor living space can all make your home more attractive. To make your dreams a reality, work with By Carrier’s team of architects and builders. Contact us today!