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How to overhaul the appearance of your back yard

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Back yards should be a place to unwind. Not only should they be a place to spend time in the mornings and evenings to relax and spend quality time, but they should also be pleasant to look out upon. Having visually-pleasing features and well-placed greenery will make your back yard not only a place you want to spend time in, but also easy to manage.

Tackle unwanted features

Having a feature in your garden that is not only unwanted but also a significant feature that affects its infrastructure can be quite intimidating to deal with. The knowledge that you will have to dig up your garden temporarily can be quite daunting. However, you needn’t do this yourself. When it comes to large-scale issues, you can find contractors who specialize in the feature you want to remove. For example, finding experts in swimming pool removal will make your garden renovation much easier.

Don’t resort to gravel

Many new gardeners become intimidated by the skill and knowledge needed to keep plans and grass alive effectively. However, garden plants are far much more hardy than you realize, and by simply laying gravel, you will be restricting what your back yard is truly capable of. On top of that, it can be harder to yank out weeds, as there will be hidden pests lurking beneath the layers. If you do lay down gravel, be strategic. Use color and ensure that it has a design purpose.

Clean up old decking

If you have old decking in your garden, then chances are it could be putting a bit of a dampener on the complete appearance of your back yard. Staining and moss can be easily removed by giving it a clean, sand-down, and re-varnish. It might require a bit of elbow grease, but it could make your patio look as-good-as-new.

Add layers

Planting a mixture of flowers, shrubs, and trees will help to add layers to your garden. Mixing heights, textures, and shapes will help to add sophisticated depth to your garden. By adding evergreen plants, you will help to keep the effect all-year round. When the spring and summer come around, your flowering plants will finally come to life and complete the effect. By adding flowerbed tiers, you can add garden furniture that creates structure and form to your garden. These are also particularly useful for planting vegetables and herbs. With each level, you can add different plants for different seasons – without having to take up too much room in your back yard.

Overhauling the appearance of your back yard isn’t necessarily about tearing all your old shrubs out and starting again. It can involve a combination of improving the old, taking out what’s not needed, and being clever with the space you have. As tempting as old shortcuts such as gravel and paving can be, try not to throw out plants for the sake of ease. Looking after greenery needn’t be as difficult as you think.

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