Backyard. Thursday , April 19th , 2018 - 06:18:04 AM
Just imagine not having to load the car with towels, changes of clothes and a cooler full of food any more. All you have to do is hook up a hose and bring out a lawn chair. If you kids get hungry all your do is send them into the kitchen to get a sandwich.
One of the first things you should consider is whether or not you are up to taking on a large landscaping project by yourself. You may want to consult a professional landscaper. Doing this will give you an idea of the costs involved, and it will also give you an idea of how much labor a professional thinks will be required. Don't be afraid to ask about the amount of labor involved. It may turn out that you were underestimating how much work your project actually involves.
3) A water feature is an essential part of a backyard landscaping. It is just as functional as it is beautiful. Water features can be many things such as fountains, ponds, pools, birdbaths, etc.. Depending on the size of water feature you choose, it can greatly regulate your backyard temperature. On a hot day sitting near a fountain can reduce the temperature to a more tolerated level. The sound of water is soothing and welcoming. It will make your time outdoors much more enjoyable.
Finally birds need a safe place to hang their feathers and raise a family. Most backyards don't have the necessary qualifications to house birds naturally. This is why our once common song birds such as bluebirds are now pretty rare to see. People don't realize that their subdivision use to house many birds and now dead trees are removed and landscaping replaced it is not conducive for birds to live. All is not lost though... you can give nature a hand by providing them with a home with birdhouses.
Don't despair if you don't have a backyard that can be converted into a tennis court; a small backyard can be a cozy and charming place for you and your family. It might be really exciting to dream about a large garden and an outdoor pool, but keep in mind that an area like that would have its downside as well. Just think about how much time you would need to clean and maintain the place. And if you can't do that yourself, think about how much money you would need to spend to hire people to do the job. It might actually be a blessing in disguise that you only have a smaller space as that would require low maintenance. And with so many creative and innovative ideas these days, that small backyard can turn out to be one of the family's most favorite places one of these days.
2) Incorporate movable landscaping into your backyard. By this I mean potted plants, sculptures, fountains, etc. that can be moved. Using what I call movable landscaping, you can quickly and easily change the layout of your backyard. Just as you change the furniture arrangement of your living room, this gives you the ability to inexpensively give yourself a brand new backyard. You can even create partitions that easily separate the different areas of the yard. Potted plants are a must have because they create that lived in feel. They can be brought inside during the winter and make your home more lively during those cold winter months.
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