Thursday, June 15, 2017

Six Ways To Beautify Your Yard!

This post is provided by Alyssa.

If you are longing for a beautiful backyard, but do not have the means to hire a professional landscaper to do the work, that is ok. Upgrading your patio or deck, adding landscaping in the yard are actually quite simple if you are willing to put in a little sweat and some time. Take a look at these six tips to beautify and improve your backyard. 

Hang a hammock

There is nothing more relaxing than a gently swinging hammock in the backyard- plus sleeping in a hammock is good for your health. Sleeping in a hammock provides a healthier nights sleep and is used in the treatment of acid reflux, sleep apnea, arthritis, autism and for stress reduction. If you do not have trees to hang the hammock, a pergola or other two-post stand will work perfectly. Get ready to enjoy your new favorite place to relax!

Add a deck

Decks will not only boost outdoor living space, they also act as an asset when you sell your home at a fraction of the cost of adding a fully enclosed living area. Make your yard more beautiful and transform it into the perfect place to host barbecues with a well-built deck. Whether you plan to do it yourself or search for deck contractors in Rochester NY or wherever you live, it is vital to choose the best decking material for your lifestyle, budget and climate. 

Plant a flowerbed

A wonderful alternative to grass is planting beautiful flowerbeds in your yard. Bright, lush flowers can act as gorgeous centerpieces that add charm to any yard instantly. Consider low maintenance perennials so you do not have to plant new flowers every year. Some good options include daylily, coral-bells and black-eyed Susan.

Add seating areas

Furniture can be an investment for the backyard, but the right seating can transform your yard from ho-hum to fabulous. From porch swings to build-in seating solutions to benches to chaise lounges, having a variety of seating options will make your back yard beautiful and cozy- and provide plenty of places for guests to sit next time you invite everyone over for hamburgers. 

Protect your plants

Mulch not only reduces weeds around plants and shrub, it also can polish your home’s exterior. Make a blah backyard look bolder by using mulch as an accent. Not only does mulch make your lawn healthier, the right color of mulch also complements your homes exterior. Dark colored mulch can contrast with flowers and enhance the theme of your landscape. Do not forget to mulch around your trees too.

Put up some lattice

Lattice provides privacy and it will create a hidden sanctuary in your backyard. Some crisscross lattice is an attractive way to hide any unsightly areas of your yard. Use it to hide air conditioners, trash bins or anything else you want out of plain sight.

It does not have to be tough or time-consuming to beautify your yard. Use these simple ideas and tips to help you love and enjoy your yard more, bump up its value and become the perfect yard for hosting friends and family. 

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