Whether you have just moved into a property or you are settled into your home, often your backyard can get neglected. Sometimes when we look out at the backyard it can be disheartening, especially when on a rainy day when it is darker. Having an inspiring and tidy backyard will be more enjoyable to spend time in. Having brighter colours and fresh, healthy lawns will be a good start to make you want to spend all your spare time in it.
Is your lawn looking a little sorry for itself with dead patches and wilted grass? Lawn aeration is a good way to transform your lawn so it looks full of life. This involves poking holes into your lawn and moving excess soil so your lawn can breathe. Often the soil is over compact so it has no room to move or get to fresh air. Your grass will be able to absorb more nutrients, this is because the holes will allow them to travel through to the roots of the grass. Once completed, it will collect more and more nutrients that you will have a fuller and greener lawn to look out on and use. It is much better to have a fresh, healthy lawn rather than rough patches that children could fall on when playing.
Placing stepping stones on your lawn or in between gravel will add texture to the ground. If you find that your backyard is looking a bit plain and does not flow effectively then adding stepping stones will create a line that your eyes will follow as you look out to the view. When it rains the ground can become slippery and get messy. Adding stones that are walking distance apart will make it safer for you to walk on. When you are placing them, think about the main places you visit such as the seating area, backyard sheds, and summerhouse, and place them so you can walk to each of them with ease to tie your backyard together.
To tidy up your whole backyard, add an edging around your lawn and other landscaped areas such as flower beds and seating areas to keep grass, flowers, and weeds from adventuring into the wrong areas. It creates lines to draw your eyes to each area to make them pop. To draw your attention even further, you could use edging with a unique pattern or colour. There are multiple materials you could use such as stone (which could match your stepping stones to tie everything together), metal, or wood stain in various shades. Installing these will make the maintenance of your lawn easier to maintain.
Hopefully, with this guide, you will be able to transform your backyard with these top three tips which will bring everything together. When you look out the window it is nice to see everything look healthy, clean, and exciting to draw your attention when you spend time in it. Looking after your lawn can make a massive impact on the overall look of your backyard.