Having a great yard doesn’t always come easy. From overgrown weeds and dry soil to unorganized tools and a lack of patio space, yard upkeep does present its challenges. But there’s a handful of ways to make your outdoor living space more enjoyable. Here are a few to try.
Battling weeds? Need a quick fix to spruce up your garden beds for a special occasion or party? A little mulch can go along way when it comes to beautifying your gardens. Not only does mulch give your garden beds a fresh new look, mulch provides a handful of benefits to the soil and controls weeds, too. Organic mulch also retains moisture, which is why it is a great addition to any garden bed during warm, dry seasons. Some types of mulch, including cedar bark, can control pests, as it has natural oils that act as a repellent to pests. Additionally, mulch helps to prevent soil erosion and even keeps key soil nutrients from washing away when it rains.
Keeping a yard looking its best takes some maintenance and handiwork. And there are a lot of tools needed to keep the lawn green, flowers bright and weeds at bay. Keep all of your garden and yard tools neatly organized in a garden storage shed. Available in a range of different styles and sizes, storage sheds can be selected to accommodate your specific needs. While some are very basic others are ornate. Whatever type of garden storage shed you choose you can experience the benefits of having organized tools at your fingertips and a clutter-free yard. And, when you move all of your tools and garden accessories into the shed you might just find that you have more room in your garage, where you’ve previously stored those tools.
Deck additions are a popular home addition. And, wood decks are said to recoup an average of 80 percent of the initial cost when it comes to sell, that is according to a report from Remodeling Magazine. Whether you are planning to sell your home of if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy spending time in your backyard, a deck is a fitting option. There are a variety of different decking materials to choose from. Some of which are easy to install. Snap-together deck tiles, for example, can be used to give a weathered deck surface a facelift. These tiles can also be used to create walkways through your yard or you can snap them together to create an outdoor patio. Plus, snap-together decking tiles are available in rot-resistant, eco-friendly and cost-efficient options.
Create a casual lounge where all of your friends and family will feel welcomed. An outdoor seating area furnished with multiple chairs and sofas as well as cocktail tables and a dining table for everyone to gather around will ensure that all of your guests have plenty of room to get comfortable while enjoying your backyard. When selecting your furniture, be sure to choose a style that is not only weatherproof and made from sturdy materials, but also suits the style of your home. Decorate your tables with fresh flowers or interesting candle holders when entertaining to pull the space look together.
There is a lot that goes into a beautiful yard. From adding mulch to your garden beds to organizing yard accessories in a storage shed, you can keep your outdoor living space looking its best with these four tips.