Beautify Your Backyard

Nov 12, 2018 | All, Property Tips

When it comes to home maintenance, the backyard is often overlooked.

Yet, this outdoor space can be converted into a relaxing oasis where you can escape to after a long day or entertain your loved ones.

But upkeep can be time-consuming and expensive. And, if you’ve neglected your yard, getting back on track can feel overwhelming.

Don’t fret. At PropertyFox, we have gathered some simple tips on how you can beautify your backyard and increase your property value at the same time.

Hide Unsightly Bins

The easiest thing to do is to find a way to hide garbage bins. Not only do they look unsightly, but they can be smelly, too. One solution is to build a potting table. This will hide the bins and give you a bit more worktop space.

Experiment With Your Outdoor Lighting

Light can completely change a space. The best part about adding lighting to the outdoors is that you don’t need to be too concerned with wiring and plugs. There are plenty of solar options that will add warmth and brightness to your outdoor areas. Whether you’re looking for a way to see your braai better or just want to cosy up the patio, the options are endless.

Integrate Your Plants

Functional flowers and plants is a great way to make your backyard special. The best part is you don’t need to have soil. Container gardening is practical and efficient if you do not have a lot of space. However, be sure to do your research. While some flowers and herbs work well together in the same pot, others are nutrient hoggers.

Be practical. Plants like lavender and mint smell great and might even help keep the mosquitoes at bay. Before you buy, first sketch out where you want your containers to go – and remember to take measurements if space is tight.

Functional flowers and plants is a great way to make your backyard special.

Add An Ornament Or Two

You can match the ornament to the style of your garden. Classic statues, for example, looks best in a formal garden while a folk-art whirligig or whimsical birdhouse suits a cottage garden.

In addition to traditional ornaments, such as pots, birdbaths and sundials, you might use mirrored globes, wind chimes, abstract sculpture, baskets, whirligigs, grapevine wreaths or decorative wall plaques. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, maybe even a garden gnome or two.

Be Creative With Stones And Paving

Whatever the size of your outdoor area, adding a few subtle elements of paving or even cobblestone walkways brings some fresh elements to your space. If your outdoor area is large, adding some paving is a great way to save water and make maintenance a little less exhausting.

Add Flowers To Your Fence

Do not let your boring security fence stop you from enjoying your backyard. A fence can be inspiringly beautiful if you use plants, especially if the plants have year-round beauty.

Whatever you decide to go with, make sure that it adds the necessary character and ambiance to your backyard. The sunny days are here, so now would be a good time to get the outdoor elements of your home in check.

Looking to invest in your first property? PropertyFox can help ease the process for you. Contact us today and we will take it from there.

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