If your house has a backyard, then making it look more beautiful has a lot of benefits. Not only does beautifying one’s garden make it a more relaxing and enjoyable place to be, but it also increases your home’s value.
Detached houses with their own backyards are in demand at the moment, with some commanding prices nearly double what they were a decade ago.
Improving your backyard’s appearance doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, by incorporating this post’s suggestions, it will be incredibly easy. Here are nine things to consider:
A highly effective way of improving your backyard’s appearance is to set up a gazebo. There are many different types of gazebos, though metal ones are the most superior in terms of quality.
If you are interested, then it shouldn’t be difficult to find gazebos for sale in your area (or online, for that matter). Most gazebos are very easy to assemble. If you aren’t buying a ready-to-assemble kit, then the gazebo’s manufacturer should be able to set it up for you.
Gazebos don’t just make your yard look beautiful; they also add value to your house.
Saplings aren’t going to raise the value of your home, but mature trees will. If you aren’t planning on selling your house any time soon, then planting trees in your backyard and waiting for them to grow is a great way of ensuring that your home’s value rises in the future.
The type of tree that you plant depends on how fast you want it to grow and what your property’s backyard size is like.
You should also take the weather into consideration. If you regularly have storms where you live, then you shouldn’t plant a tree that’s going to grow very large, at least next to your house.
Gardening isn’t just a good way of improving your backyard’s appearance, it can also significantly reduce the negative symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Mental health issues have become much more common since the COVID pandemic’s early days, and not everybody is sold on taking pharmaceutical medicine.
If you want to improve your mental health issues while simultaneously working on your house, start planting flowers in your backyard and carefully looking after them. If you have cats or dogs, avoid planting flowers that are unsafe for pets.
Fixed outdoor seating can add a tremendous amount of value to your home. What is meant by ‘fixed outdoor seating’ is benches that are attached to the ground.
More often than not, when you see these benches in people’s gardens, they are made out of marble or alabaster. If you can’t afford to install benches made out of these materials, you can use faux material.
Outdoor seating complements a carefully landscaped garden very well. You could also put up birdbaths around the seats, made from the same material. This will make your garden more harmonious and connected.
Wooden decking can be installed either immediately outside your backdoor, or alternatively underneath a gazebo (if you have put one up).
You have the option of using levelled decking, which connects to one of your home’s upper storeys, or you can use ground-level decking (which is the most common and easiest to install). The advantage of wooden decking is that it is very easy to maintain.
It also means that you are able to enjoy your backyard, even in winter. This is because you won’t have to go onto the grass, you can just sit on your garden’s decking.
If you have a lot of money to spend and want to significantly improve your home’s appearance (and increase its value), then adding hand-painted tiles to your garden can be an absolutely brilliant idea.
The introduction of tiles can transform your garden from a typical American backyard to a Moroccan courtyard. If you are on a budget, you can still pick up tiles, they just won’t look as beautiful or authentic.
If you are going to integrate tiles into your backyard’s design, make sure that you do so tastefully. Try to match the tiles with other compliments and pieces of furniture.
If you have time spare, then you could build yourself a walled garden. The construction of a wall running your backyard’s entire perimeter can be very laborious (and expensive if you hire a construction team) but can add lots of value to your home.
This is especially true if you have a large garden and live in a detached house. If you live in a semi-detached or terraced house, walling off your garden can still be a good idea, but can feel more like a prison than a tranquil manor house’s garden. If your house is small, you could try out something like putting up a wicker fence or weaving a fence out of bamboo.
Adding bird feeders to your garden won’t necessarily add value to your house, but it will make your house a lot more attractive to buyers when they are viewing it.
If, when they look into your garden, it has lots of little songbirds flying about and taking food from feeders, it will appear a lot more beautiful. People are looking for their own little slice of nature without going out into the woods. Transforming your garden into a bird sanctuary can be one way of giving them this.
One last thing to consider is encouraging wildflower growth in your backyard. Many people overlook the beauty of wildflowers, choosing to mow them down as soon as they appear.
Wildflowers grow in most backyards. If you have some in yours, then let them grow, and cut around them with shears to eliminate tall grass.
Allowing wildflowers to grow in combination with introducing bird feeders can make your garden look like a county meadow. This can improve your garden’s appearance and therefore increase your property’s value by a lot of money.
Improving one’s backyard is an effective strategy for increasing the value of one’s home. In order to effectively improve one’s backyard, technical knowledge of landscaping, and a little construction experience is required.
If you do not have either of these things, then you may want to bring a professional in to conduct renovations and improvements on your behalf.