Giving Your Yard a Makeover

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 2, 2014)

1

Have you ever noticed how it always seems like when the weather begins to change, we decide to make a change in the garden or yard? Giving your yard a makeover can be a relatively simple task. To make this task as simple as possible, here are a few guidelines to help you out. These guidelines are designed to make the entire task of giving your yard a makeover as simple as possible.

  • Take a look at the yard. In order to begin giving your yard a makeover, you need to first look at your yard. The reason for this is that in our enthusiasm to transform our yards into something out of a dream, we often forget what our yard actually looks like. Look around your yard; take time to take stock of what you have to work with. As you look around, be sure that you also make note of how much space you actually have to work with as well.
  • Recognize your needs. When you begin to give your yard a makeover, take time to make a list of your needs. These should be things that you really need to have in your yard. For example, if you do a lot of entertaining in your yard, then you may need an area where you can do that. Similarly, if you have a lot of pets, then you may need to set aside an area for your pets as well.
  • Recognize your wants. One of the difficulties in giving your yard a makeover is learning to separate your wants from your needs. While you are creating a list for your needs, begin another list for your wants. Do you want a playground for your kids? Do you want a pool, hot tub, or sauna? Write it down. Whatever you may want, write it down so that you can begin to decide what you may want to include in your makeover, and which items you may wish to save for a later project.
  • Create distinct areas. As you are creating the plans for your makeover, be sure that you also create distinct areas in your yard. For example, if you are planning on doing some entertaining in your yard, then you should include an area where you can do that. Also, don't forget that your kids may wish to play in the yard (or that you may want them to) so they should have their own area as well. By creating these distinct areas, you will be able to have a nicely organized yard, which will be remarkably easy to maintain.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Painting Bathroom Cabinets

The most easy and economical method for giving your bathroom a face lift is by painting your bathroom cabinets. Painting ...

Discover More

Choosing the Right Size for Your Greenhouse

Have you ever noticed how difficult choosing the right size for your greenhouse can be? Use these guidelines to help you ...

Discover More

Combining Colors in the Garden

Perhaps one of the most common dreams for all gardeners is have a beautiful garden that is full of colors. However, there is ...

Discover More
More Gardening Tips

Choosing a Garden Fountain

Do you like to see and hear water in your yard? If so, a fountain might be the perfect thing for your garden.

Discover More

Choosing a Location for a Fire Pit

Fire pits are great for outdoor entertaining and cooking. Be sure that you pick the best location for the pit to avoid ...

Discover More

Dealing with Pampas Grass

When you want it, pampas grass can be an extremely attractive ornamental grass for your yard and landscaping. If you don't ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured gardening tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 7 - 0?

2014-04-03 00:12:03

Julie

Those are all sound tips. Sometimes the most obvious things you don't think of ,like these tips, especially with emotions involved. Thanks for the good tips!


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured gardening tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)