Over half of Canadians renovated their homes in 2020, and landscaping remains one of the top renovation ideas for homeowners, whether they're staying put or planning to sell.
Do you think your yard could benefit from some changes? Landscaping design can help improve your property value and give you and your family a place to relax in the warmer weather.
Here are some landscaping ideas to inspire you.
1. Incorporate Native Plants
If you want to create a lush, natural yard design that blends in with the area around you, include plants native to the area. Pick grasses, plants, and trees that are used to the conditions in your area and will naturally thrive.
Adding more native plants to your landscaping is even one of the latest design trends.
2. Plants for Privacy
Dividers, shrubs, and flowers can all create a privacy wall to section off areas of the yard. For instance, you might want to make a living shower wall or wood barrier to create privacy between you and your neighbours.
Pro tip: Flowering shrubs can create the illusion of privacy without blocking off too much of your backyard.
3. Add a Deck or Patio
Building a patio or deck provides outdoor living space that the whole family can enjoy. It's also one way to raise your property value.
Consider planting some shrubs or privacy plants around the deck to create a little oasis perfect for relaxing or eating outside.
4. Install Water Features
Adding a pond or fountain to your yard can add visual appeal. Water features also create a relaxing, tranquil space perfect for unwinding at the end of the day.
You can find fountains in various sizes and styles, perfect for any style house. You might also want to add a pond or even a pool! Talk to your landscaping company to discuss your options and come up with a design.
5. Add a Fire Pit
Installing or adding a fire pit is a relatively easy job that can add a lot of appeal to your yard. Fire pits come in many sizes and styles, from stone pits to tabletop fire pits. There are also propane and wood-burning options.
Make your fire pit the focal point of your yard by placing comfortable chairs around it that encourage socializing and relaxing.
6. Place a Birdbath
If you have a garden in the backyard, place a birdbath there. This is a cheap and quick way to spruce up the yard that takes hardly any time to set up. Birdbaths provide the local birds with a place to drink and groom.
A great benefit of birdbaths is that they fit in any size yard and are easy to clean and maintain.
7. Add Lighting
You'll want to enjoy your backyard on those warm summer nights, even when the sun goes down. An often overlooked part of backyard landscape design is the lighting.
It's important to have enough lighting for safety and to highlight the focal points of your yard. Adding various types of lighting on different levels gives your yard more visual appeal.
Landscaping Design You'll Love
If your yard needs a little attention, try some of these landscaping design ideas.
Do you need a little inspiration or guidance? Reach out to us to get a landscaping estimate today.