Have you allowed your backyard to become riddled with weeds and grow too far? Perhaps you’ve recently acquired a property with a yard that hasn’t been tended to in some time. Whatever the cause, looking out into that miniature jungle can seem overwhelming. Bringing the life and beauty to an overgrown and neglected yard is a lot of work that requires time and organization. Focusing on one thing at a time will make your work go a lot smoother, and much quicker than you would have expected. Focus first on cleaning and landscaping, then landscape enhancements, like ponds or waterfalls, and finally, plants and gardening.
Clear Your Space
Bringing the life back to a neglected yard can take quite a bit of time, and is definitely not a single afternoon’s work. The first section of your time should be spent ridding the area of any weeds and unwanted growth in the area. Some of the tougher and larger weeds that have been growing for some time now may require the use of various types of gardening tools. Assess your growth to decide which tools you may need. If you aren’t sure, ask a more experienced friend or neighbor, or consult a local hardware professional.
Outdoor Water Features
Once your space is clear and the grass is mowed, you will have a blank slate to build upon. This is where the design process begins. Start by deciding which outdoor style you would prefer, and find a fountain or water feature to fit your scene. A beautiful tiered fountain is a perfect classic touch, while a waterfall or pond complements the beauty of nature, and a sleek spillway accentuates modern style. Be sure to find to perfect place to install your choice; some of these require major changes to your landscape.
After you’ve been able to clear out your space and change the major characteristics of the scene, it’s time to add the final touches with perfectly placed plants and flowers to accent the outdoor scene you’ve created. It is a great way of adding an extra sense of energy to your space. Choose you favorite greenery to frame your water feature, or accent your patio space by growing in planters and urns. If you have more of a green thumb, you can even utilize the space to build your own little vegetable or herb garden. If not, there are lots of low-maintenance plants that require minimal water and attention.
Don’t let the condition of your outdoor space discourage you. Any place can be brought back to life if attention is paid to the right details and you are willing to put in the required work. It just takes a little effort and care. After you’ve cleared your space of weeds and unwanted growth, you can install beautiful water features and grow thriving greenery. Make the most of your outdoor space!