Whether your yard is large or small, this outdoor space is a sanctuary for fun and relaxation. There are many projects you can do to make your space stand out from neighboring lawns and become more welcoming. Here are three ways to make your yard more interesting.
- Install Trees and Shrubs
Trees are great for providing shade, attracting birds and depending on species, producing colorful blossoms and foliage during the spring and fall. Shrubs provide privacy and are good for completing the overall look of your lawn. Before deciding on what species of tree or shrub to purchase, consider the growing conditions and climate of your region as well as how willing you are to deal with trees that shed a lot of their leaves annually.
- Build a Walkway
Building a path to and from a door or simply around your yard can do wonders in making your yard feel like an inviting space. Some materials to consider using for a walkway include gravel, mulch, stone, shells, wooden planks or even old tires. Note that mowing and trimming Oklahoma City OK the surrounding grass might be more difficult depending on the type of walkway you build, so plan accordingly.
- Plant a Garden
A flower garden will enhance your outdoor space with colors and fragrances, while tending to a vegetable garden makes for a fun activity that produces results that can be enjoyed at a backyard barbeque. While keeping a garden requires a bit more time and commitment than some other options for backyard enhancement, it can be a fun and interesting project. Tomatoes, kale and broccoli are some of the more commonly grown vegetables but as always, make sure your climate and soil conditions are conducive to what you choose to grow.
Consider one of these three things to spruce up your yard and make it a more interesting outdoor space.