July 19, 2022

Ideas For Improving Your Outdoor Space

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When you own a home, there is always work to be done on the exterior of the home and property. Instead of calling it work, think of it as an opportunity to enhance the outdoor space. Having this type of mindset can inspire to think creatively and give us an opportunity to have fun. Here are some ideas to consider when planning DIY and renovation projects for the outdoor space.
Install a Fence
One of the best things you can do for your property is to install a fence. Look past traditional styles and opt for something with a more modern appeal that will still look great with a wide range of building styles. Slat fencing is a fun solution when you are looking to add a physical barrier around your yard.

Here are some additional reasons why fences are good investments:
  • They provide safety for young children.
  • Fences lay out a line of demarcation between neighbouring properties.
  • They will lend a measure of security for your property from theft.
  • They offer safety and liability protection from uninvited guests when you own a swimming pool or trampoline.
  • A fence adds curb appeal and enhances your home.
  • Privacy is afforded through the installation of a fence around your yard.
As you consider what type of fencing will work best for your home, take a step back and look at your space from a distance. Try to assess it in different light throughout the day and evening. Now think about what colour will complement the house. This should help narrow down the options as there are so many to choose from.

Add Greenery
Plants have a way of perking up a space. Make them an integral part of your yard by planting them as both enhancements to the home and functional parts of your diet.

The first thing you should do is research the planting zone to determine the best plants, shrubs, and trees for your area. Next, assess how much sun or shade the areas you wish to plant in receive each day. Choose from low maintenance, annuals, perennials, or by colour coordination. Whatever you select, ensure the plants will bring a smile to your face every time you look at them.

Once you know what type of decorative plants you want, it is time to move on to the garden. Make the planting process beneficial for you and your family by growing your own produce in the privacy of your fenced yard.

As with planting for visual appeal, research will be your guide when you first begin gardening. Plan your garden space to place plants that will grow well together near one another. Plant taller ones in the back and shorter ones in the front. Learn what types of vegetables can be sown throughout the year to keep your garden growing continuously.

Once you have your fence in place and begin planning your new plants and garden, make it a family activity by getting everyone involved. This will be a good way for children to learn new skills as they contribute to planting, maintaining the garden, and harvesting.

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