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How To Improve Your Home’s Outdoor Aesthetic

16 August 2020

Many of us are currently stuck in our home because of the pandemic lockdown. People are not allowed to get around freely, and most businesses, parks, and malls are temporarily closed to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything productive. So instead of spending too much screen time the whole day, why don’t you start giving your home a makeover through landscaping?

We are not talking about implementing a landscape overhaul here, and even the simplest changes can make a significant impact on improving your outdoor aesthetic appeal. And not only that, but a landscape makeover can also improve the value of your property in the long run. 

Why is landscaping important amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

While having an aesthetically good landscape instill a sense of pride to the owner, it also allows them to reconnect with mother nature. The Coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to experience stress, and landscaping is an excellent way to relieve that stress. Also, landscaping can help improve the quality of life, and definitely, you’re going to need that, especially in this time of crisis. 

Start by beautifying your front yard

If you finally decide to do landscaping, then we might want to recommend starting in your front yard. After all, it is the first thing that people will notice every time they pass by in your house. 

To make your front yard look peaceful or calm, then you might want to apply some cool colors like purples, grays, and blues. Warm colors, on the other hand, like red, yellow, or orange, can instill excitement and boost energy. As for the texture, you can mix soft or feathery plants with crisp or spikey plants. Also, to further create visual interest, you can add a green backdrop on bare spots. Adding trees are also excellent as these won’t only provide shade but as well as a little privacy. 

Don’t also forget the essential part of your front yard, which is your lawn. No matter how crisp your plants are when you have dead grass all around, your lawn won’t make your front yard good looking. Always make sure to keep your yard well-watered all the time and mow it at least once a week. Keep it also clean from weeds and dried leaves to prevent grubs infestation.

Backyard Makeover Ideas

Now that you know the basics of beautifying your front-yard, time to learn some backyard makeover. Your backyard can serve as an additional space for your house. If your backyard is large enough, you can build a patio or even an outdoor kitchen. It’s a perfect place where you can enjoy life despite the pandemic lockdown. You can enjoy the fresh air without the need to wear a face mask, and the children can play all day long. 

To make the yard usable during the night, you might also want to consider adding an outdoor fire pit so you can have a barbeque party with your family even after the sun goes down. If you already have a patio, consider adding some accessories like outdoor blinds to provide privacy as well as protection from sunlight during the day. If you have other types of shed structures, either a pergola or a gazebo, don’t forget to add a new coat of paint to make it look fresh. You can also make some interior decorating to improve its aesthetics further. 

Adding a garden in your backyard is also a good idea. Gardening offers many benefits, aside from killing the boredom due to the current lockdown. It can also help fight loneliness, which is highly beneficial in this time of crisis since people are forced to stay in their homes. Below are some gardening ideas to help make your backyard look aesthetically good.

  • Flower garden. Who wouldn’t want some colorful florals in their backyard? These types of plants attract birds and an excellent source for creating bouquets. It will make your yard smell fresh, relaxing, and enticing.

  • Vegetable and fruit garden. Since people need to keep social distance everywhere, especially on the market, to avoid getting infected with the virus, so why don’t you just grow vegetable and fruit-bearing plants instead? This helps you avoid getting in contact with other people while at the same time, being able to provide food for your family. However, to prevent hungry animals from eating and destroying your lovely vegetable garden, you might want to install a fence from Fencing Fast Canada. This will ensure the safeness of all your plants from animal intruders. Don’t also forget planting herbs since these plants are highly valuable and pricey at the same time.

  • Butterfly garden. Another way to beautify your backyard is to create a butterfly garden. If you have created a flower garden, then you might want to turn it into a sanctuary for butterflies. 

  • Water garden. Adding an aquatic garden to your backyard is also a great way to beautify your outdoor space not only that you can put floating plants on it but also fish, snails, and even some turtles.

Consider adding accent lighting

To make your landscape more remarkable during the night, we highly recommend adding accent lighting, especially along pathways. Place also some in your plants to illuminate them, which will instantly give your landscape aesthetic a boost. 

Privacy Fencing

Adding a privacy fencing from Fencing Fast Canada can be both functional and decorative. It can make your backyard look more elegant while at the same time, provide additional privacy from surrounding neighbors. This allows you to enjoy your backyard landscape anytime, together with your family safely.

Conclusion

Make yourself productive, especially during this time of the pandemic crisis. Landscaping shouldn’t be a significant project. A simple touch of fresh paint and adding flowery plants can enhance the curb appeal of your outdoor space. Since probably most of the family members, especially the kids, spend more time at home, ask them for help, and make it perfect bonding time. Make this lockdown an opportunity to improve your home’s outdoor overall aesthetic.

Axle Boris the founder and President of FenceFast Ltd grew up on a cattle ranch in British Columbia’s Northern Interior. After having spent several summers working for his father custom fencing as a youth years later in 1998 he started AB Custom Fencing in the BC interior.

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