While many homeowners put time and energy into renovating their homes, only a few decide to renovate their landscapes. Why is this so? Well, it might just be because they did not think about the possibility. 

You may not see the point of spending money on some grass and some strategically placed rocks, but think about this: homeowners who renovate their landscape often are able to make all the money they spent on their investment back relatively quickly. This sounds like the perfect renovation any homeowner can do—improving the overall aesthetics of the home while still giving back all the money to the owner.

Thinking of giving landscaping a try? Here’s what you’ll need to know.

Understand when to start

Before you go ahead and start planning your landscaping venture, you need to understand when this is the appropriate time to do so. Even though it is one of those investments that can potentially give you all your money back, you shouldn’t necessarily jump into a project at any time. Remember—timing is everything.

When is the right time to invest in landscape renovation? Our take is that you can start investing in your landscaping when you’re settled into your final home. This is the home in which you settle down and intend to live out the rest of your years. When you renovate the landscape then, you can make the most use out of it through family gatherings, yard parties, and so much more.

With that said, how should you go about landscape renovation? It’s simple: start by thinking about both your front and back yard.

1. Create an impressive front yard

What is your front yard’s primary job? For most people, that would be to add a “wow” factor to your home’s aesthetics. In other words, it is there to enhance the home’s curb appeal and create an excellent first impression.

To capitalize on this, when you think about renovating your front yard, think about what you can do to make it beautiful. This can include setting up a garden, walkways, and plenty of other different additions. You can also add features like drought-proofing not only to make your life easier when it comes to maintenance but to keep your home looking beautiful all year round.

2. Build a functional backyard

While a backyard’s function often varies from home to home, it is largely a multifunctional space for outdoor different activities. This can range from gardening and golfing to backyard BBQs! So, what should you do with your backyard? There’s no perfect answer here. It simply depends on what you want to use your yard for.

If you love playing host and holding dinner parties out back every other week, clear the rocks out of your backyard in favor of a lush lawn and a stunning backyard patio. If you want it to be something a little more useful, transform it into a beautiful garden in which to grow your vegetables.

As you can see, a backyard can be anything—it’s up to you!

Conclusion

As we have mentioned a few times, how you go about renovating your landscape depends on your needs and desires. The most important thing you just must remember that whatever you do to it, it should help achieve your goals and complement your lifestyle. 

Love minigolf? Nobody’s stopping you from setting up a course of your own! At the end of the day, your home is yours to enjoy. Simply design it in a way that makes you happy!

Classic Landscapes is a Winnipeg landscaping company driven to create exceptional outdoor living spaces. If you are interested in renovating your landscape, reach out to us today!