Your yard can say a whole lot about you, as a homeowner and an individual. Even a plain lawn of mowed grass says something about you, but you might not like what it’s saying. Mix things up in your front and back yard with these unusual garden features.
Terraces and Raised Beds
If your yard has a slope to it, consider adding terraces in order to give your yard some depth and visual interest. Landscape masonry Avon MA or your area should be able to help. If you don’t have a slope or you are looking to put in a functional vegetable or herb garden, think about raised beds. Raised beds achieve the same depth and visual interest with the added bonus of being easier to work in, especially if you’re older or you have bad knees.
Water features are another great way to add some character to your yard. A small fish pond or lily pond makes a wonderful aesthetic addition to any space. Even something as simple as a portable fountain or a birdbath adds a little extra visual interest to your yard. Brainstorm different ways to include water in your yard, but don’t forget to include maintenance in your calculations.
Lighting your outdoor spaces can take many different forms. There are fence lights and other practical options but there are also string lights if you’re looking for something more whimsical. Fake paving stones that light up can make for a magical garden path, and spotlights will highlight your favorite aspects of the house or garden with ease. Lighting is also a safety feature, making it easier for you to walk safely at night and deter thieves and wild animals.
These are just a few ways you can update your yard to make it more visually interesting. Try to come up with your own scheme!