Don’t know what to do with that space outside your house? Here are ideas you can start with right now.
Look outside your home. What do you see? What do you wish you could do with that space? Your yard is just as much a part of your home. It is as important when it comes to planning and designing. It has as big of a role when it comes to the overall vibe of your place (and should make you feel happy about coming home every day).
If you’re looking for ideas on what to do with your yard, you’ve come to the right place. Scaped.com is here to connect you with the right contractors or suppliers whose work and track record have been vetted to ensure that you get the results you dream of and pay for.
Here are just some of the things they can do for your yard:
1. Installing a stone path
A stone path adds a rustic and organic vibe to your yard. It is also functional in that it is the easiest way to cross through or go around your garden without stepping on the plants.
2. Installing a fire pit
Adding a fire pit to your yard won’t just keep you warm and cozy, it will also bring the family or your neighbors together for a night of drinks, conversation, and s’mores.
3. Building a treehouse
Put that tree in your yard to good use and create a space where your kids can play and that will encourage them to be active. Install a swing, if you wish. We bet it won’t just be the kids who will love that!
4. Planting a floral “border”
If you have a concrete driveway, draw a “line” between the concrete and the grassy part of your yard with a great wall of flowers. This is not just functional; it’s beautiful, too.
5. Building boxed garden beds
Garden beds don’t need to be simple or basic. Take them a notch higher by building them in big garden boxes that will make your yard look orderly yet rustic and homey. (Your dogs won’t be able to trample your plants, too!)
6. Installing water tubs
Depending on the overall design of your home, these may either be rustic old tubs or pails or minimalist bowls. Your pets can drink from them or birds can bath in them. You’re also adding the element of water to an otherwise “dry” area.
7. Building a shed
Create more space for you or create a space you can get away to with a shed designed for the quiet moments you seek. This can either be a mini-room or an open shed where you can sit and read a book or enjoy a quiet, al fresco meal.
8. Building a walkway
Imagine a walkway with arches where trailing plants and climbing vines are already working their way around. It is romantic and gives the illusion of a bigger space because of the line (not the mention the Alice in Wonderland feels).
9. Adding a water feature
The sound of flowing water is calming and relaxing. Having your very own “waterfall” in your very own yard is not so bad either, especially if you want to hold gatherings in your yard. While you’re at it, add koi for better feng shui luck.
10. Designing your very own wine country garden
Your space may not be as big as a real vineyard but it doesn’t mean it can’t look like one. Take inspiration from wine country so you can relish your yard while sipping your favorite chardonnay. This is your very own Tuscany right at home.
Landscaping designs are a-plenty and there are always ways to make your dream yard come true. Sign up at Scaped.com now and connect with the right contractors and suppliers for your space and your budget. We won’t disappoint!
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