Nowadays, homeowners are constantly looking for ways to provide their homes’ areas with stunning and fresh renovations that are not that much time or money- consuming. To my mind, such goals can actually be achieved by having a proper planning strategy that focuses on give your outdoor space that fabulous look you are looking for. Among some other factors, you will need to choose the most appropriate design, this is a key step for your upgrading project since it can add an improved dimension to your landscape. Upgrading your backyard can be easy and less expensive than you think, here I have compiled five easy, inexpensive and effective options to give such essential outdoor area in your home a major upgrade.
Concrete cover up
Using concrete for your garden’s edging is an amazing way to make it look clean and very attractive to the eye. Moreover, since many of us have a plain concrete patio; there different options you can choose in order to give your garden a fresh look. There are two easy as well as inexpensive ways to upgrade this area of your home; the first one is by coating the surface with masonry stain of the color that best fits your home style, like deep brown, terra-cotta, or even checkerboard pattern. As a second option, you can opt for Lay slate tiles over your concrete surface with a thin- set mortar, this will be sophisticated way to give your garden an elegant appearance.
An eye- catching garden path
Your imagination and creativity are two key elements in the creation of a great garden, and then you should strive for instance, to add a meandering garden path which provides this area with a polished look. And to make it even more attractive and budget friendly, consider the idea of using quarter- inch crushed rock, plus you can find them in a great variety of colors; you will just need to drive in stakes in order to determine the shape of your path, then wrap bender board around them. Next, lay down from four to five inches of crushed rock and flatten the surface with a plate compactor, do not worry if you don’t own one of them because you can rent it from any local home- supply center.
Include simple but gorgeous decor details
Show your creativity by incorporating simple but effective decor details that make from your garden another gorgeous area in your home; a wall with an espaliered tree can be a great idea for a high- end backyard look that does not cost you a leg and an arm. An espaliered tree is easy to create and can work wonderful at adding visual interest and texture to that blank and simple wall you have in your outdoor area. Additionally, if you count on a spacious garden area, you can also try a trellis since this little architectural detail will provide your backyard with a quick as well as easy accent; be sure to place your trellis toward the back of the garden to achieve a focal point, or perhaps you would like to use it to define the entrance of your sitting area, choose a flowering vine to plant on either side.
Create your own seating area
We all know how expensive can be the investment we need to do in order to furnish our outdoor areas, fortunately DIY projects have become a truly effective and budget- friendly alternative and so you can basically do-it- yourself items like benches, chairs or tables for your garden. An interesting budget- friendly landscaping idea can be: a low- cost concrete blocks, which is dry- stacked and you can cover with a foam pad, with this idea you will definitely provide plenty of seating when having an event at home with a high- traffic of guests.
Lights to define your garden’s spaces
Perhaps you have already addressed it, or maybe you haven’t. But in any case, an excellent and effective upgrade for your outdoor area will be deciding what spaces you need to define: cooking area, dining area, shady lounge area and play area. You may ask why, and the answer is very simple: when clearly defining these areas, you create a great big visual impact in your garden, not to mention that this is as inexpensive as redesigning your furniture and accessories’ layout. In order to accomplish a very suitable defining area project, take into consideration outdoor lights, they are celebratory and fun so they will work wonderfully at defining the dining area from any other one, today you count on a wide range of pretty colors and shapes for outdoor lighting; in case you also want to define the shady lounging area, just wrap a tree with sparkling lights that set a great mood, or you can drape them down a table as an eye- catching centerpiece.