Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Landscaping Ideas for the Summer

Warm weather is finally here! For many of us, the arrival of spring means heading outside and trying to transform our yards into a pleasing and relaxing place to spend the warmer months. Whether this means keeping up with existing landscaping, or implementing entire new features, this process can often be overwhelming. If you know exactly what you want in your yard, then it should be a fun and rewarding experience. Today we are here to help you with a few ideas on how to transform your yard for the summer.

For whatever reason, we as humans are drawn to water. Sitting and relaxing by a body of water is instantly more gratifying than simply sitting outside. If you don't live by a lake or river, or have the time or money to install a pool in your yard, have no fear! One simple alternative is to create a beautiful pond in your backyard. It becomes the centerpiece of the outdoor space, and there are so many different aspects that can be embellished or modified to suit your particular taste. Leave the pond as is for aesthetic purposes, or add some pets to your life by making it a functional koi pond!

Sitting area
While decks and patios are an amazing way to spend time outdoors, sometimes you want to remove yourself even further from your home. If you have a backyard with many trees, plants and flowers, it is wonderful to submerge yourself in that area and simply relax. Creating a space away from your house and deck to enjoy the weather and the view can be truly wonderful. It also becomes a perfect place to take a break from gardening or yard work without having to go too far. Whether you build an elaborate bench such as this one, or simply place a chair along a garden path, you should definitely consider a secluded sitting area.

Even if you don't think of yourself as having a green thumb, gardening is a hobby that anyone is capable of. If you have the space and want to go all out with flowers, plants, vegetables, trees-the whole works- or if you only have a small space to devote, having a garden serves many important purposes. Gardening is good for the mind, body, and soul and is a hobby with a truly tangible result. You get to enjoy the process of planting and keeping up with the garden, and get to enjoy the beautiful view every day. If you decide to plant vegetables as well, then you get to really experience the fruits of your labor!

Make your guests feel instantly welcome with an astounding walkway. Having a well designed walkway leading to your front door amplifies the aesthetic feel of your home, and adds a sense of purpose to your front yard. Brick, stone, concrete, rocks-there are so many different materials and designs you could implement to make it your own. While walkways are perfect for a front yard, there are plenty of uses for them in a backyard as well!

April is the perfect time to get outside and start creating the outdoor space you have always dreamed of! If you have the ideas but think you may need a little help, give D.J.'s Painting and Remodeling a call! Landscaping is one of our areas of expertise, and we would love to help you transform your yard.

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