Want a beautiful, show-stopping yard that turns heads? Is a relaxing backyard oasis on your wish list? Or, are you trying to boost the value of your home before putting it on the market? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, landscaping is the answer you’re looking for!
No matter your goal, here are some landscaping features that go far in improving the look and functionality of your property:
Build Retaining Walls
Retaining walls serve several purposes in landscaping – they can be used as a barrier to prevent soil erosion, to assist with draining issues, or to just add a decorative feature to your lawn. They also allow you to make better use of your land, especially if you have a lot of hills and slopes on your property.
Brighten Things Up
Outdoor lighting is great for highlighting focal points in your yard and enhancing your home’s security. It’s also helps you make the most out of your outdoor space – it’s pretty hard to play cornhole at night in the dark! There are many types of landscape lighting to choose from, including path lights, flood lights, and garden lights.
Add Garden Beds
Garden beds are the perfect way to add some ‘wow’ factor to your yard by adding in color and texture. Best of all, they can be customized to fit your style and needs. Annuals, perennials, and shrubs are popular choices, although fruits and vegetables are great choices as well. One thing you’ll want to think about when planning your garden beds, especially when adding in flowers, is to include colors that complement each other.
In addition to giving a handy path for people to walk on, walkways can add charm to your home and help complement your other landscaping features. Stone, brick, or concrete walkways are all popular options and help provide a safer, even path for your family and guests.
Create a Drought-Proof Lawn
Droughts, which are quite common in our neck of the woods, can wreak havoc on a lawn. If you don’t have time for constant watering and maintaining a lawn with plants that require a lot of moisture, you may want to instead focus on creating a beautiful yard that looks great, no matter how dry the air may be. Adding plants that can handle a dry spell, such as cacti, succulents, lavender, and coneflowers, for example, will allow you to enjoy plants outdoors without the constant worry of ensuring they have enough water.
Installing rock gardens on dry, bare patches of your lawn can also be an interesting, attractive solution to combating arid conditions. Rock gardens are relatively low-maintenance, can be easily customized, and look good year round.
Make an Outdoor Space You Can Live In
Create a personalized outdoor space to unwind, as well as use your lawn space efficiently, by transforming a portion of your yard into an outdoor kitchen, theater, or living room. Even if you don’t have a large budget, you can still benefit from this concept with a patio that contains comfy seating, small tables, a grill, and a projector for movie night.
As the Black Hills’ leading provider of lawn care services, Best Bet Lawn Care has over 10 years of experience in enhancing area homes and business with professional landscaping services. Request a quote today – we’re ready to tackle your landscaping needs!