Of course, it's probable that you love the look of a beautifully landscaped garden, right? However, when you consider the amount of work you have had to do to maintain that gorgeous back and front yard, do you get tired just thinking about that?
If you have decided to lighten your work load, here are some ideas that might help you.
Arrange For Artificial Turf Installation
Just picture the most beautiful golf course you have ever seen, or picture a perfectly maintained lawn at a resort hotel where you have stayed. You can have that very same gorgeous lawn at your own home when you install artificial turf. It's true that artificial turf might make a small dent in your bank account, but you'll probably find that it's some of the best money you will ever spend to beautify your home.
No matter the size of your front and back yards, and no matter the shape of either yard, the artificial turf can be designed to fit that space exactly. For example, if you have a kidney-shaped lawn area, the artificial lawn can be cut to that exact shape and size. The installation will probably not take as long as you expected it to. For example, if the workers start the project in the morning, the job will more than likely be completed in just a few hours.
A Backyard Hardscape Patio
Besides the artificial turf installation, have you ever considered having a hardscape patio as part of your backyard design? Think of what kind of a foundation you would select for the patio. For example, flagstone or brick would both be good selections for the foundation of your patio. Another idea is to select concrete for the foundation.
Even if you're not a gifted artist, you could faux paint the concrete yourself. For example, you could give the concrete foundation a watercolor look. Simply select the colors you want, pour them on the concrete and let their edges run into each other, maybe with a little help from a paintbrush. Picture jewel tones like turquoise, purple, crimson red, and green used together to give the concrete the look of an abstract watercolor painting.
Choose furniture to compete the look. For example, wicker, rattan, or wrought iron would all be great furniture selections. Add planters full of different types of flowering plants to add more interest to your new hardscape.