When summer comes around, many homeowners start thinking more and more about the state of their landscaping—and what they can do to make it just a little more beautiful, practical, and safe during those months when they’re most likely to be experiencing it firsthand. To help you figure out exactly what you can do to improve your landscaping for the summer—or any month, really—we’ve put together a quick guide with five hot ideas to turn your home’s exterior truly magnificent for the season.
Install a Fire Pit
A fire pit is a great practical addition to your lawn because it has everything great about a bonfire with a fraction of the fuss or danger. A fire pit can also be a great bit of decoration for your landscape, even when it is not in use; beautiful brickwork and tasteful furniture arranged nearby can lend to style and a sense of coziness. You can even use some fire pits for cooking, and when the summer heat dies down and the cold of the evening sets in, you’ll be able to keep having fun with your friends and family outside.
Upgrade Your Landscape Lighting
If you’re going to be spending any time outside in the evening or want your home to look great at night, an upgrade to your landscape lighting can work wonders. A perfect combination of practical improvement, aesthetic improvement, and security features, good landscape lighting allows for a transformation at a fraction of the cost of projects with comparable benefits.
Implement Water Features
A water feature can do a lot for your landscaping and is far more flexible and interesting than you might originally assume. A great water feature brings beauty and value to your landscaping, but it can also attract wildlife, such as songbirds, which can add to the ambiance of your outdoor space.
How is the footing in your yard? How does the hardscaping look? Much like lighting upgrades, installing new pavers can aid in your exterior’s aesthetics, practicality, and safety. With a reliable, clean footpath or patio, you won’t have to worry about tracking in mud, stepping on who-knows-what in the dark, or tripping over uneven ground after a barbecue lasts well into the night.
Refine Your Pool Area
When summer comes around, so does pool season. If you have a pool but haven’t done much with the landscaping and hardscaping around it, there’s never been a better time. Make sure the footing is reliable and safe, trim back encroaching plant life to prevent constant contamination of your water, set up beautiful seating and sights for swimmers to enjoy, and turn your pool into something that’s equally artistic and fun.
Summer Landscaping Tips
Summer is a great time to start working on your landscaping and making the most out of your home interior. Don’t be afraid to make changes, big or small, and see how much you and your family can enjoy the improvements.
If you’d like to learn more about summer landscaping in the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area, or you’re interested in starting one of the projects we’ve mentioned, reach out to the team at Four Seasons Landscaping today. Dial 240-252-4807 or contact us online to inquire.