Giving Your Yard a Makeover
Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated August 3, 2022)
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.
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