Feel like sprucing up your backyard? Wondering how you can upgrade your landscape while still keeping it functional? Whether you are planning to take matters into your own hands or will consult a landscaping professional, we have a few tips. When youre thinking of upgrading your backyard style, dont forget to rent a dumpster. M&M Recycling can help with that! Give us a call to learn more.
Try Creating A Pathway
When you have a garden, patio, or swimming pool, a pathway is essential. A pathway will help you navigate through your backward without having to step on the dirt and get your feet dirty. There are chic and affordable ways to create a pathway in your backyard without breaking the bank.
One method to create a cost effective pathway is to use gravel. Gravel can be crushed limestone or other kinds of crushed stone and rocks. Most neighborhoods have a local provider for gravel and other inexpensive materials. Aside from being affordable, gravel is durable, easy to maintain, and cant be easily washed away.
Another option to create a pathway in your backyard is to use mulch. Mulch is a lighter material than gravel and can be spread around and hauled easier. Wood chips are a kind of mulch as are cocoa beans and cypress bark. Its important to keep in mind that these organic materials may perish over time so maintenance will have to be more frequent.
If youre looking for the fastest and easiest material to create a pathway, stepping stones may be just right for you. The stones may be heavier and require a significant amount of digging but theyre cost-effective and extremely durable.
These are just a few methods that we have found to be effective and cost efficient. Its important to keep in mind what your expectations and long-term goals are before choosing whats right for your home.
Want A Private Retreat in Your Own Backyard?
To create a cozy retreat in your backyard, try adding a patio or lounge area. If youre thinking of creating this area in your backyard, keep in mind two things: location and size. These two factors will depend on how you choose to use the space and its purpose. If youll be using this area mainly for cookouts and meals, it may be a good idea to keep it closer to the house so you can have easy access to the kitchen. If, however, this area will be used more for lounging around and maybe enjoying some time baking in the sun, consider where you get the most sunlight in your backyard. It may also be nice to keep this lounge area at a distance from your home to really give it a private island feel.
Some things to consider for your patio are materials you will use to create the floor space, the accessories youll use to personalize it, and whether youd like to add some plants or trees nearby. Patios can be very simple- just a slab of concrete with a table and some chairs. Or they can be loaded with accessories like lighting, fireplace, fountains, and beautiful plants.
Trees and Plants
Trees and plants can really add color to your backyard. Its important to pick plants that will compliment your space rather than overwhelming it. Its best to wait until the other details of your backyard such as pathways and patios are set and done before finalizing it with plants.
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