Maybe you're looking for an inexpensive way to give the outside of your home a facelift. Or, you could have just traded Windsor homes for a another property here in Windsor and would like to make the house your own. Whatever your motives, landscaping can be a great way to get the most out of your outdoor space. It can turn a mediocre property into your own weekend oasis and can even add another living space to your piece of real estate. Here are some tips for landscaping around your home.
Pay attention to the grass and walkways. All the flowers and trees in the world won't help you make a beautiful space if you've got brown grass and broken walkways. If you're living in an area that does not grow grass well, consider some other greenery. From Oakville real estate to homes in Arizona, many homeowners and garden centers are finding alternatives to grass and sod for lawns. If you're not interested in building a perfect brick walkway, you can make a quaint path using rocks and stones. But if you choose this option you still want it all to look well put together.
Plan a colour scheme for your entire yard space. It's quite easy to find plants in every colour under the sun for about one dollar a flower. You could spread hundreds throughout the space in an English garden design or be more meticulous about what goes where. When you're thinking of colours don't stop at the flowers. Bring your deck, patio set and the shades used on your Windsor or London Ontario real estate into the mix. This is what brings a garden from pretty to breathtaking.
Keep it manageable. Some people like the look of a garden in the front yard but don't have time for all of the maintenance that goes into keeping it perfect. Others love working outside in their garden every weekend. When you're planning your landscaping plan, make sure it's something you can maintain on your own. You don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on flowers that are only going to look neglected by August.
Start with a focal point and branch out from there. If you're not sure what to do with the small space you have in Roncesvalles Toronto or the huge plot in Windsor, this rule will work for you anywhere. You could work around an existing tree or a water feature. Or, you could design everything based on it being viewed from the back patio. Think about where you want the eye to focus and what you want in people's peripheral vision.
The most important tip is to make the space your own. Whether you're designing Windsor homes or a backyard in Toronto, make sure it's something that you love and can enjoy.