Whether you have a small enclosed yard or you share an outdoor space with another neighbor, you might be looking for easy ways to make the area feel larger, brighter, and more functional. Here are three landscaping tricks to make small outdoor spaces seem larger than they are, and why you won't regret making these changes before summer comes.
1. Create Open, Usable Space
To give your outdoor space an open, user-friendly feeling, focus on creating as much usable space as you can.
If you're looking out into a big backyard and are already thinking of a pool, waterfall, living space and other things which don't relate to plants or grass, you're thinking about hardscaping. Hardscaping involves bringing brick, concrete, stone and other materials into a natural space to create finished areas for sitting, playing or relaxing. How can you hardscape your yard effectively?
Even if you don't yet have the budget to complete the entire yard, planning the whole space before taking action is important.
When you have a pet dog, you may be curious about what kinds of improvements you can make to the yard so that your dog is less at risk of damaging it and you can make sure that your dog is comfortable. When you're concerned that your dog may not be happy with the way the landscaping is, consider some of the following projects that you can include when you've already been planning to improve the landscaping.
Landscaping not only consists of flowers, shrubs, and trees – your lawn is key, as well. From planting grass seed and watering to fertilizing and mowing, a great deal of maintenance is required to grow and maintain a healthy and appealing lawn. Fortunately, sod reduces the headache of having to wait for grass seed to grow even though maintenance is still required. This guide will give you a few simple tips for maintaining your new sod.
After a long winter starts coming to an end, your thoughts may start turning to springtime tasks, including taking care of your lawn. If so, use the following lawn care tips in early spring to give your grass a head start in growing into a green, lush lawn.
1. Use a Leaf Rake to Fluff the Grass Before Mowing
Over the winter months, rain, snow, and ice have probably smashed the blades of grass in your lawn to the ground.