Want to give your yard a little pick-me-up? Michael Schoen of Atlanta Landscapes and Pools, an experienced Landscape Designer, offers these simple ideas that can add some life and vitality to your space.
1. A Few Large Pavers
Identify a nice nook in your yard and replace the lawn with pavers. All you need is a good four-by-four foot space. Once the pavers are in place, you can set a bench, a chaise, a hammock or even a small bistro table. Colorful cushions and a planter bring it all together.
2. A Stone or Paver Walkway
Create flow in your yard by adding a walkway. Your walkway can be crafted from stepping stones, pavers or gravel. You can even plant a different type of grass to create a walkway. Line the walkway with solar lights, stones, or flowers.
3. Colorful Plants or Planters
Nothing brings a yard to life like a bit of color. You can add color in a number of ways. If you have planters in your yard, paint them a bright color and create a unified theme. For example, your outdoor furniture cushions can match the painted planters in your yard. You can also add color with flowers.
4. Create a Living Wall of Plants
Living walls are walls of plants. You can wedge hanging plants or succulents into a few pallets and mount them onto your fence or the side of your home or garage. You can also mount planters in a display on a fence or wall so that they grow together and create a wall of foliage. It can be a nice focal point in your yard.
5. A Quiet Place With Trees
Identify a small area of your yard for solitude. It might be near a large tree or a hedge. Place a bench there; you can buy interesting ones at second-hand or vintage stores. Position planters around it or a small fountain nearby and enjoy.
Finally, consider adding fragrance to your yard. Lavender is a lovely plant that’s quite hardy. You might consider roses or another fragrance that you enjoy. It’s a little bit of decadence in your own back yard. The right outdoor furniture can feel luxurious too. Next time we’ll take a look at the best materials for outdoor furniture.
Atlanta Landscapes and Pools will provide free quotes for Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces, Retaining Walls, Inground Pools, Patios, Tree Removal, Grading, Rock Walls and other Outdoor Water Features. They service North Atlanta including Roswell, Canton, Marietta, Woodstock, Alpharetta and surrounding areas.
For a free Landscape or Inground Pool estimate call Michael Schoen at (404) 543-3007.