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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard Landscape This Spring

Spring is just around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about your backyard landscape. For some of us, this may be the first time we’ve looked at our backyard since last September and it’s in desperate need of attention. Luckily, in this blog we’re going to look at five easy ways to breathe life back into your backyard landscape.

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Spruce Up With Spruce
You’re not limited to spruces, of course, but planting trees in your backyard is a great way to spruce up an area. To cut down on maintenance, steer clear of fruit trees and deciduous trees, which lose their leaves every year.

Lounge with Lawn Furniture
As spring arrives, you’ll want to spend more of your relaxation time outside. So make sure you have comfortable lawn furniture to enjoy the beautiful weather. Having lawn furniture in your backyard also acts as ornamental pieces which add character.

Include Walkways
If your backyard landscape has multiple features in many areas, you’ll want to create walkable pathways between them. For example, you can use paving stones to create a pathway from your patio to your storage shed. These walkways are not only functional, but look great also!

Create Shaded Areas
When the sun comes out, you don’t want to have to retreat inside to avoid being burned. Instead, you can create shaded areas in your backyard so you can continue to enjoy the outdoors. Some simple ways to achieve this is through the use of canopies and large umbrellas. For a long term solution, plant shade trees such as birch, elm, and sourwood.

Add Functional Features
One of the most important things to remember about your backyard landscape is that it should be functional. You can add functionality to your backyard by adding hardscape features such as fireplaces and retaining walls. These features are both look great and serve a purpose.

Remember these tips this Spring as you begin landscaping your backyard and remember to follow us for more tips. For more landscaping ideas, be sure to check out our products page.


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