It's always nice to have a beautiful-looking yard, but it's even better when the space is truly livable. Only a few modifications could turn your yard into an oasis and somewhere you look forward to lounging in. It will also help if you like to entertain or have a big family. If you feel as though your yard is difficult to navigate or you could use the space better, there are some simple and sometimes inexpensive things you could do immediately to upgrade it. Here are a few simple ways to make your yard more livable.
Get Rid of the Clutter
The first thing you should do is get rid of the clutter. You should also take the time to manicure your hedges and prune trees if you have any. Clearing up the space will make things easier to organize. If you notice any piece of equipment that shouldn’t be there, store them away. And, if you don't have storage space in or outside the house for everything, now would be the perfect time to add some.
Build a Nice Patio Area
Adding a patio area to your garden is a must if you have the space. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. You could build or have a patio area built for as little as $2000 and it will instantly elevate your yard’s look and your home’s overall value. Once this is done, you might want to invest in a nice pergola or awnings depending on where the patio is located. You can then consider buying outdoor table and other pieces of outdoor furniture. But, before you do, you need to have a clear buying list.
Before you start buying outdoor chairs, for instance, think about how many people will need to be seated at any given time. It’s nice to have chairs for people in your family, but you might want to invest in a few extra ones in case you want to invite people over. You should also look at the type of material and construction for the chairs. Some models will be more comfortable but will demand more maintenance, so consider what’s more important to you before you make a purchase.
Install Proper Fencing
Privacy should be one of the most important factors when trying to turn your garden into a livable space, so, you might want to think about installing privacy fencing. You can also double it up as a living fence. This will enhance the garden’s whole look, increase privacy, and will also act as a sound barrier.
You must be careful not to close off the area too much, however. If you have been blessed with a nice view, don't block it with fences, trees, or shrubs. Your landscaping should blend with the environment and neighboring view, not clash with it.
As you can see, making your garden more livable doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. Take the time to plan properly and go one step at a time if you don’t want the modifications to be a major blow to your finances.