Landscaping Tips to Beautify Your Outdoor Space

The cooler weather always gets me excited to enjoy the great outdoors. There’s nothing better than having a cozy backyard full of appeal. If you’re looking to create a unique outdoor retreat, follow these simple Landscaping Tips to Beautify Your Outdoor Space. 

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Plan Ahead 

Make sure you know in advance or have an idea of what you want from your space. You can spend all the money and time in the world landscaping your garden or space, but that’s no good if the end result doesn’t suit your needs. If you barbecue regularly in the summer, you’ll want a space to set out for your cooker, alongside a table and seating area if you are eating outside too. If you have children, or plan to in the time you’ll be living at your house, this should be considered when choosing the materials for your outdoor space.

Choose Planters for Flexibility

Choose Planters

Use pots to enhance the space, give flexibility and year round color. Pots are available in lightweight, natural looking materials that are simple to manage, so you can create a movable landscape. If you’re feeling adventurous, pots can be found in a wide range of colors and designs. However, experts and UK landscapers generally suggest keeping to a minimal color palette. The great thing about pots is that you can replace them quickly and relatively cheaply. This means you can update your look on a season-by-season basis.

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As for the bigger features, consider investing in a summer house or shed. Work this handy feature into your plans and budget. Not only will it add some appeal to your yard, but it’s also handy for storing tools and lawn equipment.

Also, any landscape worth its salt should have some form of water in it. Don’t worry if you can’t build a Costa Rican waterfall! One of the easiest ways to bring a catchy water feature into your backyard is to invest in a fountain or sculpture. vicenza

Defining your space by the use of boundaries is another key element. Firstly, decide what you’ll use. Do you want to grow a hedge or put up a fence, brick or stone wall? Have you considered creating a unique border out of tall flowers? Once you decide, then you can choose how to decorate the space. 

Bargain Shop

For the frugal landscapers among you, hunt out bargains for landscaping in reclamation yards. Charity shops and car boot sales are also good places to visit, where you may also find some storage solutions. Good storage will help massively in utilising your space, and in these places you might find some quirky items to store gardening tools and the like in, or the materials to make your own.

Final Thoughts

Finally, for the finishing touches, visit a gardening or flower show for some inspiration; the Royal Horticultural Society hold several a year. Home and living magazines are also great for generating those finishing touches. 

Nicole

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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  1. Great tips. I absolutely love that water feature!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope you’ll join us again this week!

    Lisa

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    • Thanks so much Lisa! I love it too. We have an in ground water feature, but I think it would be so cool to have a waterfall like that under the gazebo. That’s on my list! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I really like the idea to use planters! They’re really cute, and don’t they have less problems with weeds too? I’ve been spending like three hours trying to plan my back yard garden area that surrounds my patio, and I hadn’t considered using planters. I was preparing plans for where to dig and figuring out annuals versus perennials… and this just seems so much easier.

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    • Weeds are certainly less of a hassle when dealing with potted plants, but we still get them from time to time. I find dealing with plants in pots is so much easier. The most important thing to remember is that your pots need to drain well and you need to water often. You may also want to consider using a natural soil enhancer like compost or worm castings too. I wish you the best of luck!

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  3. Landscaping can increase a property’s value by making it more attractive. A well-manicured property with appealing landscaping is often a selling point for a home. The landscaping can also improve your home’s appearance to match similar homes in the neighborhood.

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  4. I love the idea of having a water feature as part of my landscaping. The relaxing sound of a water feature is one of the main reasons I’m interested in one. I feel like it would be a pretty hard project to try and tackle myself, though. Is this something I could have a landscaper help with, or would I need more of a plumber type of person for the job?

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    • A landscaper should certainly be able to help with this top of project, if you’re not up for the task. You could also consider hiring a handy man to help as well. Good luck!

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  5. An excellent landscape designer will listen to your desires and do his or her best to work with your site to make that happen. A knowledgeable landscape designer can guide the homeowner toward plant material that is suitable for the region and the specific site conditions.

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  6. These are some really great ideas for anyone looking to spruce up their yard. I have always loved using sheds and water features to break up the monotony of plain flat grass. And nesting them among stone features with colorful planters is a really great way to reduce weeds without sacrificing plant life or color. Thanks so much for writing!

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  7. True that!Using gravel for pathways is a cheap option that can be enhanced with step-stone paving. Just a couple of square meters of pavers will go a long way!
    Great Tips..Loved Your article

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    • Thanks so much David. So happy you liked the post. 🙂

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  8. I like what you had to say about planning ahead because you never know what kinds of work you might want to be done. I think you should set space aside so that you can do landscaping on your property. You don’t even have to do very much just enough to have more space. If you are going to do planters, you will definitely want more space.

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    • You’re so right. Love these suggestions Charles. 🙂

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  9. Thanks for the tips My husband and I actually have had thought for a take care of the landscaping for our new house ! We would love to have a yard with lots of lavender, rosemary, and blueberry bushes….

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    • That sounds like the perfect garden to me. My husband has raspberries, blueberries, beans, onions, herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers growing this year. We love having an edible yard! 😀

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  10. Great Share!

    The given ideas are really effective and some of them I have already tried for my own property. My long years of experience says stiffness and durability are the two factors which really play a significant role in determining the best value for a piece of property.

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  11. Having all the artificially created things like the outdoor furniture nice and painted really improves the look of the landscape. Sometimes, having them with fading paint can be good to, if you are looking for a more rustic design. If you do that with the furniture though, doing it to at least that side of the house is good too.

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    • Ooh I love that idea! An outdoor rustic design is really appealing. Thanks for your inspirational comment.

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  12. Landscaping plays a big part in improving you properties look and value. My husband and I have really been wanting to remodel our backyard for years.I think this is the right time. I’ll make sure I show this to my husband right away .Thanks for the help .I appreciate the tips you have here.

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    • Thanks so much Roseanne. Good luck with your backyard remodel!

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  13. I agree that it’s wise to have a landscape design plan so that you don’t have to keep re-doing parts of the yard to add the hammock or BBQ area you forgot you wanted. I like your tip to use planters around the yard so that you always of the option of switching things up. I’ll be sure to look at some thrift/antique shops for something I can make into a water feature. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

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    • Yes! Using planters is really fabulous. You can spice things up with fancy planters and rearrange things periodically to suit your needs. So happy you enjoyed the post!

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  14. I absolutely love the outdoors and what better way to enjoy the outdoors then to create an outdoor living space. That has been my goal all summer. These landscaping tips are absolutely perfect for what I have in mind! Although it’s a bit pricey initially, I think investing in a shed is wise in the long run. Not only is it useful, but it adds to the ambiance of the backyard. Thanks!

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    • So true Belise. It’s certainly worth the investment! 🙂

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  15. Great tips here. A well maintained property with a beautiful landscape and outdoor space will make it a very attractive deal and if you are a landlord who puts their property on rent then this is a great way to boost the attraction of your property and get more tenants.

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