The outside areas of your home are basically outdoor lounge rooms. They are often under-utilised, especially in circumstances where the area has been neglected. Your landscaping is a key feature to finishing your home and with todays technologies it has never been easier.
So, what can I do to revamp my outdoor areas?
There are plenty of simple changes you can make to your garden and outdoor areas that can make a huge impact. We have put together a few affordable things that you can easily implement into your landscaping today.
Retaining walls aren't just constructed and used for functional purposes anymore, they are also used to add an extra layer to your landscape. When constructed from the right material, retaining walls can be a great addition to your home landscape. You can source a local landscape construction company to make recommendations for retaining walls or barriers. They can help you to choose the best material to suit your home.
Lawn looks great, we can't deny it, however, it can be very difficult to keep green and luscious. If you're like me and live through the hot Australian summers you will know just how difficult it can be to keep your lawn alive. Laying fake lawn can make a huge impact on your garden area and also greatly reduces maintenance and water usage. It is relatively affordable to lay and your local landscaping consultant should be able to make recommendations on the best lawn types.
Something as simple as a decoration can really bring your yard to life. You could look at having a water feature or statue put into your garden to complete the look of the space. You can pick garden decorations up from your local hardware store for cheap or even find something second-hand in your local classifieds like Gumtree or Craigslist.
Stones and pebbles
Nothing looks nicer in a garden space than fresh pebbles or stones lining a pathway. Stones are an inexpensive way to add some extra colour and excitement to your garden space. You can use pebbles to line areas throughout your garden, or use stones as stepping stones which can also serve a practical purpose.
Definitely a more expensive option, but one that can really increase the look of your garden areas. Decking looks great at the front or the rear of the home and makes a huge impact when in contrast with the house. Decking is so versatile now and all types of products and materials can be used. Wood is the favoured decking material however, you can now opt for eco-decking which is constructed using composite materials.
So, try one of our recommendations today and watch your garden area come back to life!