How You Can Make the Most of Your Yard This Summer
Have you ever sat in your yard and imagined all the potential it has, but not known where to begin? Summer is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start implementing changes so that you can make the most of your yard. After all, your home is an extension of yourself—a place you want to feel your most comfortable and at peace. Why not strive to achieve that this summer?
Here’s a little guide of landscaping ideas for your Augusta, GA home to get you thinking.
Keep the Lawn & Plants Hydrated
It’s critical that your lawn and plants receive enough water, especially through the hot, dry Georgia summer. The best time to water your plants is in the morning when the cool moist air encourages the maximum amount of water to penetrate the soil. If you water in the afternoon when it’s the most hot, evaporation claims much of the moisture and there’s an increased risk of parasitic fungi growing.
It’s also a common misconception that gardens need watering every day. Even in hot weather it can be damaging to over-water your plants. The recommended watering schedule is a few times a week to achieve a healthy garden.
Include Bright Flowers & Foliage
The addition of bright foliage in your yard will make for a welcoming atmosphere. Something as simple as looking out of your window and being met with a vibrant, lovely garden has the potential to brighten anybody’s day.
You can use color very strategically to achieve exactly the atmosphere you desire for your yard. For example, orange, red, and yellow draw attention, so they’re good to put near the features of your yard that you want to be most acknowledged. Darker colors, such as blue, and purple, create a more calming atmosphere if you like to retire to your yard after a stressful day. White is also a very dynamic color that looks vibrant through all hours of the day.
Renew Your Deck or Patio
It can be easy for your deck or patio to become dirty or damaged, through the winter especially. It’s such a waste of a beautiful feature of your home to leave it this way. It can be simple to power wash your deck or patio if it’s unclean, and painting or re-staining your deck doesn’t take much work.
If your deck is rotting or your patio is cracked, the dry summer months are the opportune time to mend them. In no time at all you can have a deck or patio that’s like new, ready to entertain through the summer and autumn.
Dress up Your Driveway
Your driveway is the first thing that you and visitors to your home get to see. Over time, and particularly through winter, your driveway may become cracked or damaged, and then weeds may start sprouting in these cracks. Before you know it, your driveway has become an eyesore. It’s good to show your driveway some love, taking the time to fix it and even dress it up nice. The simple addition of some flowers or planting some shrubs can give your home some serious curb appeal.
Alternatively, your driveway may benefit from a complete overhaul, giving you the perfect opportunity to design the best looking driveway on the block.
If you’re inspired to update or redesign your yard, you can give us a call here at Origin Landscape Architecture for the finest Augusta, GA landscape design.