When you have space to have fun outdoors, you should use it! There are several different things that you can do to liven up your outdoor space. Keep in mind that some of these ideas will take more than a day or two to set in motion.
1. Having a Space to Unwind
If you want a space where you can go to unwind and reflect on your day, you should create one. You should use large pavers to set a relaxing mood. If you want to liven up your new relaxing space a little more, consider adding a sleek, stone fireplace. This relaxation area can be your personal decompression chamber when you are home from work.
2. Stunning Looking Steps
The front of your home is what people will see when they are driving by or coming to visit. You can make your front steps stand out by using several different materials. Terraced stone is a perfect way to make your steps stand out from everyone else’s steps in the neighborhood. When you are using this type of stone, use a mix and match pattern. This pattern will create a focal point that is strong and beautiful.
3. Going Budget Friendly
If you are on a budget, there is no need to worry. There are still several different landscaping ideas that you can try. You can place heat-tolerant plants in your front yard to add a little curb appeal to your home. These plants are great to use because they do not require a lot of watering or maintenance, and they can be used year-round. These plants can also be used to fill in gaps and spaces that are left from previous decorating in your front yard.
4. Drought-Tolerant Landscaping
If you reside in an area where the temperature is hot and the chances of it raining are seldom, you may want to consider decorating your yard with deer grass or similar grass. This is what is known as ornamental grass. Once you have added the deer grass, add a little weber agave to liven up the scene. This plant is idea for dry climates.
5. Creating a Gravel Entry
If you have a long driveway or walkway, you may want to create beautiful scene for the area that you have. A gravel entry is the perfect way to do this. A gravel entry is clean and casual. Instead of using all stone materials for your entry, use Japanese silver grass billows and basalt walling. You can add other plants and materials that you would like in order to create a beautiful landscape.
6. Gravel Garden
A Mediterranean gravel garden is not as uncommon as you may think. A Mediterranean-style courtyard is great for adding a little sea-inspired feel to the front or back yard of your home. To create a cool Mediterranean feel to your front or back yard, use a little gravel and plant olive trees, lavender, and New Zealand flax. If you would like, to add more to customize this look, feel free to do so.
7. Creating Your Own Storybook
If you have ever read a fairytale, you may have liked the settings of the houses that you saw. In order to create your own storybook setting, you will need to use Irish moss to set the theme for your storybook setting. The moss will add the classic charm of a storybook home. Next you can use different sized stones to create a stepping stone path. As for your garden, use green and yellow Japanese forest grass, and variegated boxwood to help you get started.