Feel like your yard could use a little pizzazz? Something that makes it stand out—something that makes you want to spend time outdoors instead of inside. If you want to transform the space without putting in too much time, money, or effort, learn about some simple ways to beautify your yard and make it the talk of the neighborhood, or at least the talk of your household.
Choose Your Path
Is your yard directionless? Do you often walk around aimlessly or take winding paths? All that walking could be ruining your grass. The solution is to add paths to both your back and front yard. Paths don’t need to be complicated. You can simply set down a few attractive paver stones and line your newfound pathway with flowers or yard décor.
Sit Back and Relax
Your yard is full of fun activities. You have a state-of-the-art grill, a pool, a playset for the kids—but there’s one incredibly important thing missing. Where’s all the seating? Chairs, couches, benches, stools; they’re nowhere to be found. Where are you supposed to eat your delicious BBQ? And are you supposed to sit in the grass when you’re keeping an eye on your kids?
Seating exists for a reason. It provides a comfortable place to sit and ensures you won’t accidentally dye your clothes grass green. Although furniture can be pricey depending on what you get, outdoor seating doesn’t have to break your budget. You can get sling chairs for less than $20 and chaises for less than $100. To make them even prettier, toss a few outdoor pillows on them.
Keep Up With Maintenance
Even if you adorn your yard with plants, furniture, and other décor and amenities, it’s beauty won’t last very long if you don’t maintain it. The simplest way to beautify your yard is to keep up with maintenance. This can be a hassle, but it’s important if you want your yard to continue looking nice.
Take some time out of each week and work on some common yard maintenance tasks. Water and prune your plants, mow the lawn, clean your furniture, check for any signs of deterioration (cracks in the furniture, wilting plants and grasses), and remove weeds. By doing these things, you can prevent your yard from becoming overgrown or worn down.