4 Tips For Improving Your Backyard

Improving your backyard can have a variety of benefits, from impressing your neighbors to increasing your resale value. Below is a list of a few things to add to your backyard to upgrade it:

Outdoor Fireplace

This might seem like a no-brainer, but there are different types of firepits and outdoor fireplaces to choose from. Do you want it to be permanent? Do you want it to be below ground, or would you prefer an above-ground option? Do you want a small seating area or a large center piece that will steal the show? These are all important questions to ask yourself. It is without question, however, that a fireplace brings a warm (No pun intended), inviting feeling to your backyard.

Stone Walkways

Most people have some variety of landscape walkways on their property. They generally consist of a boring concrete path. This is great if you are looking to be generic, but what is unique about concrete landscape walkways? A custom natural stone or paver walkway not only brings a bit of class, but also can bring some color, depending on what materials you choose.

Outdoor Gazebo

Adding a custom designed and built gazebo is a great way to add an eye-catching, functional shelter. Especially if you live in a warmer climate, a little shade during the day can be great, even if you like getting a tan. Imagine sitting down to eat with your family underneath your beautiful gazebo on a nice, sunny day before heading to the pool to get a tan!

Plants

Plants can serve a variety of purposes in your backyard, from decoration to function. Beautiful, brightly colored flowers can brighten up your yard, while carefully placed plants can help your energy costs. In fact, a tree that shades an air conditioning unit can make it 10 percent more efficient. Your energy bills can be lowered by up to 20 percent by properly placed plants in your yard.

One tip for buying plants is to remember not to buy flowers in full bloom, which means that they have been in the pots for too long. Pick colors of plants that match each other. Even if you do not know what colors match, you can ask someone at the place that you buy them, and they will likely be happy to help.

Remember how important a nice, classy backyard can be. In fact, a quality landscaping job can increase resale value by up to 14 percent! Take some steps today to increase the value of your home, and make it more enjoyable for you at the same time. Whether you build nice stone landscape walkways, build a gazebo, or put in a firepit, take small steps toward the backyard of your dreams.

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