Home Landscape Projects To Consider This Summer

A part of home enjoyment in the summer is starting beautiful landscape projects and soaking in the fruits of your labor. There are several projects you can do this summer to increase curb appeal and, eventually, the home’s value. At a glance, you may feel overwhelmed by all there is to accomplish, so here’s a list of projects to help get you started.

Deck Improvements

You should consider performing deck improvements annually to ensure safety. However, the changes you make might change each season. Something like a fresh coating or laying new boards is part of the deal. But if your decking is old, consider investing in newer, long-term material, like vinyl.

There are many railing system styles, so knowing yours and thoroughly inspecting it is necessary for the vitality of the deck.

Install Lighting

Landscape lighting is simple and effective without breaking the budget. You can install lighting near the sidewalks, around the shrubs, or hang patio lights in social areas. This can set the mood and uplift the area’s appeal.

Garden Deco

You can showcase your personality and give your landscape character with the right garden decorations. Garden deco will range based on personal taste. However, things like bird baths, birdhouses, yard ornaments, and garden flowers can give any plain area a small facelift.

Fencing Updates

If you want to improve your decking system for safety purposes, consider looking into fencing updates or installation. For those with children or pets, a secure fence is a vital element of backyard landscaping. Walk the fence line thoroughly to check for holes, gaps, or detached fencing and weigh the pros and cons of making updates.

Social Spaces

A social space is an integral part of the overall landscape. Many people enjoy the ability to entertain family and friends during the summer, and having a shared social space outdoors is key. Other elements of your landscape, like patio furniture, fire pits, and additional seating areas, can also improve your home’s value and make your home more inviting to guests. If you don’t already have a social gathering space, this is an excellent first project to invest in.

After spending the winter cooped up inside, it’s nice to get out into your yard or patio and enjoy the birds, breeze, and a cold beverage. Consider some of these landscape projects this summer to get things started and turn your backyard into an outdoor sanctuary.

Bo Kauffmann
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