Your backyard deserves the same attention as your front yard. A beautiful and properly maintained garden can add vitality and colour to your property, and will also make your garden a much more enjoyable place to relax in. In this article, we will run you through our 3 easy tips to upgrade your backyard! Trust us, you'll be amazed at the transformation you can create!
Make the Best Use of Your Tree Stumps
Tree stumps are ugly and can cost around $50 and $500 depending on the size Therefore here are some clever ideas to turn them into something purposeful:
Convert Them into Flowerbeds: If the stump is already hollow, just have it filled with soil and then plant your flowers or herbs in it. If it isn’t hollow, make a hole in the middle of it using a chisel and a hammer.
Plant Moss around It: If you plant the moss properly, you can convert your stumps into beautiful green area. For bonus points use different varieties of mosses for added colours and textures.
Convert the Stump into a Pedestal: Find a suitable table top, and then use the stump as a stool! This natural style of alfresco dining can be very relaxing and simultaneously invigorating. You might also want to add extra log stools or even old repainted chairs. Alternatively you could use the stump as a base for the table...
A Lovely Homemade Path
Firstly your going to need to decided on your material of choice! Top picks include a broken concrete, stone or wood-plank or even cylindrical wood slices.
Secondly measure the area and estimate the amount of material you're going to need. When assembling you may need to dig deeper in some areas than others to ensure the top of the pathway is even and level.
To light this new path check out some of these affordable, yet high quality garden lights!
Plant a Living Wall!
A living wall refers to panels of plants that are grown vertically by using hydroponics, and on structures that are either attached to walls or free-standing. Other names include vertical gardens, ecowalls or green walls.
Living walls are a great way to improve air quality and also improve your alertness and energy levels. They also create a stunning statement, improving the visuals of the building and creating an alluring environment for anyone who visits.
Artificial living walls also work to cool air during summer through the process of evapotranspiration, allowing you to save money on air conditioning bills. They can also serve to block transmission of high and low frequencies, essentially reducing noise levels.
Not only can you use a vertical wall in your backyard, but you can also try installing them indoors, on the exteriors of skyscrapers, office receptions and more!
If the maintenance associated with a living plant wall is too much fuss, you could alternatively opt for artificial plant squares that remain green all year round!
A well-maintained backyard can give a home enticing allure. It also increases the value of your home should you want to cash in on it later. Overall we recommend you try these tips to make your backyard as great as possible!