Traditionally, summertime means vacation time. That’s right. It’s now officially the season to load up your SUV, crawl through bumper-to-bumper traffic while listening to your children whine in the back seat—all to arrive at an overpriced, overcrowded resort where you will spend your savings on acquiring a sunburn and bedbugs. OR, you can opt out of that particular nightmare-palooza, and choose to have a stay-cation in your own backyard instead. Think that sounds dull? Think again! Backyards don’t have to be what they used to be!
The trend for creating one’s own outdoor living space is hot! Transforming a backyard adds value to a property and as much as 1,000 extra square feet of living space, all while creating a comfortable and attractive place for relaxation, privacy, and entertaining. (Bonus—it’s just steps from your house, you’ve got a standing reservation all season, and most importantly…no bedbugs.)
Creating an Eden-like ambiance in your backyard is easier and more affordable than you think.
The American Society of Landscape Architects recently revealed some of this year’s most popular landscaping design elements and features.
- Landscape lighting is in the spotlight this summer. Try low voltage outdoor LED lighting to line a garden path, accent architecture, or illuminate a deck.
- Seating and dining areas are a delicious way to enhance your space. Why not install a new patio, seatwalls, or ledges with naturally beautiful flagstone or other trending pavers?
- Water features add a splash of fun, sight, and sound. Consider a koi pond or a waterfall to bring your backyard closer to nature.
- And of course, your space will be that much more inviting when you add an outdoor kitchen, and fire pit.
Any (or all) of these elements will bring just the right touch to your outdoor environment.
And while you’re at it, keeping your lawn maintained, healthy, and growing will add to your yard’s ambiance as well. That’s why more and more homeowners are choosing sustainable elements like smart sprinkler irrigation, rainwater harvesting, and compost bins.
For a free estimate on installing any of the trending landscaping and lawn care elements in your backyard, just give us a call at 763-398-0739, shoot us an e-mail, or even post to our Facebook page. We’ll be happy to help you turn your backyard into paradise.