5 Simple Ways to Update Your Backyard This Weekend

Your home’s exterior says a lot about the people living inside, so why not inject some personality into it? If you’re tired of the blank canvas out your back door, why not do something about it? From new lighting to a fresh coat of paint, there are plenty of projects to boost your backyard. Click To Tweet

Update a Dated Backyard

Your backyard is additional living space. Are you maximizing its potential, or has it become something of a blank canvas? Here are 5 ways to improve your backyard dramatically:

  1. Powerwash
  2. Mulch
  3. Paint
  4. Update Lighting
  5. Renovate Your Pool

1) Powerwash

What’s the point of sprucing up your yard if the house looks filthy? After enduring heavy rain, intense sun and temperature fluxuations, the exterior of your house is bound to get built-up dirt, mold and grime. Vinyl siding might get stained, brick and stone walls look dingy, and the roof looks grimey. Blast the grime away by power washing your home’s exterior, patio and hardscape surfaces.

2) Mulch

Adding mulch to your landscaping is a great way to prep for colder weather and improve the look of your yard. Mulch can help protect your roots from a freeze, and provides nutrients to help your plants and trees flourish.

3) Paint

Look around your home’s exterior for any faded or discolored spots, and get to work with a few gallons of paint. It’s a job most people can do themselves, though if your paint is more than 10 years old it may be time to completely redo exterior paint. A 2400 square foot home can be done in 1-2 days by a professional crew. Don’t neglect details like front doors, window ledges, deck railings, and shutters.

4) Update Lighting

Look at your home’s light fixtures. Do they add to your home’s beauty or distract from it? Updating your outdoor lighting is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your backyard, both night and day!

5) Renovate Your Pool

Depending on how old your pool is, this one might take longer than a weekend, but renovating your pool can have a tremendous impact on the overall appearance of your home. Updating your tile, coping, or deck material, or even regrouting can make your pool look brand new. Don’t have a pool? Consider adding one! Fall is the ideal time of year for pool construction.

Transform Your Backyard

Owning a home can be a lot of work, especially when you have a sizable property. But there are many things you can do in just a weekend to greatly improve your outdoor space, and boost your home’s visual appeal.

Contact Us to learn more about how landscaping and a custom pool can transform your backyard.