Best Ways To Upgrade Your Backyard Landscaping
Upgrading your landscaping means different things to different people. We know that it means going above and beyond your garden’s current state. At Green Thumb Landscaping, we want to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. The idea of transforming a backyard into an oasis or a dream garden gets our team excited. We know what a difference it can make to your home and your life.
Change The Elevation
When you step into your backyard it’s difficult to imagine anything beyond the level you see, but changing the elevation can make a huge difference.
Adding a raised garden bed or seating area can change your entire perspective. This can be created in a corner of your property, along an entire length, or even in a central section unto itself — it all depends on how much square footage you have to work with and how you want to use your space.
If you decide to create an elevated lounge or dining space, consider your access points. Do you want it to be close to your kitchen, your existing deck or patio, or your BBQ? Do you want to incorporate natural hardscape elements like stone stairs? Do you want to add garden boxes or a knee wall?
Expand Your Dining Area
Changing and expanding your dining area is a wonderful way to upgrade your backyard. If you’ve always wanted more space to entertain and you require additional table and seating space, consider adding stone pavers to create a separate dining area.
In some cases, removing your existing deck and moving your dining area onto a ground level patio will open up your entire backyard. Instead of sitting right on top of your exterior wall, you can entertain guests in a separate dining area amongst your garden beds and trees.
Moving your dining area can also provide you with the opportunity to plant new trees, shrubs, and flowering plants to anchor and accent the space. You may also want to consider adding a knee wall or framing around your space to give it a more classic look and feel.
Add New Garden Beds
Planting new garden beds will create additional visual interest and add dimension, colour, and fragrance into your outdoor space. If you plant flowers and shrubs that bloom at different times of the year then you will be able enjoy colours all season long. If you have room for more than one new garden bed, you can create different themes or colour combinations in your backyard.
Consider the size and shape of your new garden beds. They can be clean, straight rectangles or they can curve and snake through your grounds. It all depends on how you intend to enjoy your outdoor space.
Adding new garden beds will also create new areas to sit or relax on the grass. You may wish to incorporate some outdoor seating and expand your entertaining or relaxing areas.
Your backyard can be upgraded and transformed in a variety of ways, all it takes is some inspiration and a conversation with your landscaper. Ensure you are getting asked questions about your lifestyle, your preferences, and your intentions before moving forward — you want to be sure that you’re getting expert planning from the professionals.