If you're hoping to add some quick value to your home, you might consider improving the landscape. Landscape design can improve your curb appeal and the perception of how well-cared for your property is, which makes it more appealing to buyers. Plus, a usable landscape extends the living area from the home to make better use of the land it sits on. Here are some landscape features that can add value to your home.
While most people think of hardscape elements in their yard as large and expensive, you can do a lot with even a small and budget-friendly hardscape plan. To help you find the perfect addition for your space, here are 4 fantastic, inexpensive options. Budget Kitchen. An outdoor kitchen doesn't have to be elaborate and filled with exotic building materials. All you really need is a spot that you can protect from the elements and a solid footing underneath.
Drip irrigation is an excellent option if you want to conserve water but still ensure that your landscape plants are getting the moisture they need. Drip systems are generally used in vegetable gardens, flower beds, or to irrigation bushes and trees. There are some mistakes that can compromise the effectiveness of your system, so it's important to know what they are so you can avoid them. #1: Ignoring emitter placement
Few things are more relaxing looking through your window and watching winter birds on a cold day. While it's relatively simple to landscape for a bird-friendly yard in the spring and summer, winter landscaping can be a bit more challenging. The following tips can help you make a more welcoming cold weather refuge for your feathered friends. Tip #1: Provide a water source Free-flowing water is one of the hardest things for over-wintering birds to find when the temperatures are cold.
If you have recently purchased a house with a sprinkler system, here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your new sprinkler system. #1 Visually Inspect Your System The first thing you need to do is visually inspect your sprinkler system. You are going to want to make sure that you don't have any sprinkler heads that are cracked, broken or missing altogether. If you find any sprinkler heads that are severely damaged, you are going to need to arrange to have them fixed and replaced immediately before you start using your system.