Level Up Your Lawn

Your lawn is the first thing people see when they’re coming to your house and the last thing they see when they leave. Whether you’re interested in improving curb appeal or simply want to impress the neighbors, you should consider the impact your lawn has. Here are three features that you can add to level up your lawn and make it more impressive than ever.

Lighting

Lighting is an often underutilized way to accent highlight all the best features of your home. Spotlights, porch lights and walkway lights are just a few ways to brighten up your yard. They’re also a safety feature, as lights can discourage both burglars and wild pests like deer and raccoons. See whether custom exterior lighting is a good option for your home.

Water Features

Water features can really add that extra something that your lawn is lacking. Whether it’s a functional feature like a hot tub or an aesthetic one like a fountain or small pond, water features can add interest and class to any yard. They require maintenance, of course, but there’s nothing quite like a small pond with a few goldfish to add that something extra.

Planting Design

Not that there’s anything wrong with a plain grassy lawn, but with a little extra effort and a little creativity, you can really take your plantings to the next level. Ornamental grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees are just a few options available to you when it comes to plantings. Consider how they will affect your maintenance costs and water consumption levels. Remember that grass might be the default option, but that doesn’t make it the best option.

The most important feature of your lawn is how much you enjoy it: aesthetically, emotionally and actually. Whatever features you choose to add, choose them for your own employment first and foremost.