Don’t think in one’s. A single plant can get lost. Think in multiples, or better yet odd numbers. This creates an eye catching and instant freshening of curb appeal.
Do think of curb appeal. The font yard is the first impression of your home and curb appeal. Money spent on curb appeal is always a good investment. The backyard is your private space and you can personalize it to your needs and desires.
Do have fun with color! While this still cost money, it won’t be a huge investment piece like a new patio or fire pit. Coleus is beautiful and colorful for shaded areas. Different colors of the same flower are a fun and easy way to change things up. Some bright colored flowers are Bougainvillea, Butterfly bush, Black eyed Susan, Gladiolus, Hollyhock, and Kerria just to name a few! Here’s a link for a full A-Z list of flowers. Get creative!
Do invest your money into hardscape. This will be an investment to your home, lifestyle and will raise the overall home value. The cost recovery for hardscapes are all nearly 100% or higher. You can a look at the report here
Do your research about your home and specific needs. Will a retaining wall help create more yard space and help with drainage issues? Will a flagstone patio or outdoor firepit be used and appreciated? Would extending or adding on a patio be of a desire to your family? Would enclosing a current patio be a great investment to extend a year-round living space? Maybe paving and extending the current driveway would solve the third (or forth) car parking dilemma?
Do hire professional help. With a sizable investment, doing this right the first time will save you time and money.
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