Even though we’re heading deeper into the winter months doesn’t mean you have to abandon thoughts of improving your backyard living area. There are plenty of projects that can still be completed in the colder months to improve the space, as well as prepping for the return of warmer weather. So what can you do to beautify your backyard space right now?
There are a wide range of hardscape projects that you can have done, even during these colder months. Patios, driveways, and even swimming pool borders (you’re not using it now so you might as well improve it) can all be accomplished in cooler months and add value and beauty to your home. That being said, where you get real value is in the creation of outdoor entertaining areas that can benefit you right now and once the weather turns warm again.
Outdoor kitchens, firepits, and fireplaces all create another space within (technically without) your home to spend time with friends and family, as well as add value to your home both in how you enjoy it and what you can if you should decide to sell the property. These places can also often be used year-round, making now an ideal time to begin having one built since you won’t have to wait until it’s warm outside to enjoy it. Coupled with pergolas and other coverings that provide protection from the elements – both rain and shine, you have a space that’s perfect for grilling, roasting marshmallows, or watching the snowfall.
Landscaping & Grounds Management
Sure you’re not really going to need to mow your lawn from the next few months, but that doesn’t mean there’s no lawn care to be done with the colder weather. In addition to leaf clean-up, there’s turf and shrub care to ensure that your lawn and shrubs are healthy through the cold months and come back lively in the Spring, as well as garden maintenance and clearing of areas that you want to plant when the weather turns warm again.
While you can certainly do all of these things yourself, there are companies near you that specialize in landscaping and grounds management, many of which offer packages that include service in both the Fall and Spring to prepare your lawn and other yard features for the coming seasonal changes. These services are a great way to ensure a healthy, lush, and attractive lawn space year round.
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While it’s true that you don’t exactly have to water your lawn during the colder months, installing an irrigation system now so that when you do want to water the lawn it’s already done is a great way to prepare your lawn for the future, as well as letting the irrigation installation contractor make your lawn space a bit unusable during the months you might not spend as much time out there versus when it’s gorgeous outside and you want to be there.
A high-quality irrigation system will ensure that your lawn and garden areas have the proper amount of water to flourish, as well as being properly placed to cover the entire area that needs watering. In addition, the irrigation installer should work with you to help avoid areas where the water could flood or pool and cause insects to gather, making the outdoor space less desirable to be in, especially during the depths of Summer. They’ll work with you to make sure any areas that need to be graded are done so properly, to create the correct run-off without compromising the effectiveness of the watering.
Enjoy the Space
Whether it’s fancy gardens, gas fireplaces, patios, or outdoor kitchens, the best way to truly beautify your backyard space is to use it, especially with friends and family. Have a cookout, roast marshmallows, or just throw a party to show off the upgrade you’ve made to your space. No matter what you do or how you use it, the important thing is to make sure the space is something you can enjoy with friends and family for years to come.
Contact your local landscaping and grounds management company to find out what services they offer and how they can help you beautify and improve your backyard living space, and what packages they offer for recurring upkeep so that the work they do now will last for years to come.