Moving into your first house of your very own can be one of the most exciting experiences of your adult life. There are so many things you want to do to make your new place more than just a house, but a real home. One of the ways that you may want to go about this is to change up your new backyard's landscaping and design. However, you may not know what you can do to get started and make your backyard design more interesting. Get to know a few of the ways that you can change up your landscaping so that you can get started as soon as possible.
Add a Retaining Wall
If your backyard is sloped or on a hill, adding a retaining wall will not only give your yard a more interesting look, but it can serve an important function of preventing excessive erosion to your lawn and landscaping. And even if your yard is flat, adding a retaining wall and filling it in with dirt and plants can add depth to your landscaping designs.
Retaining walls are a great way to make your backyard landscaping appear more structured and intentional than just a sea of green grass and random plants and trees. These walls come in all shapes and sizes, and can be made to be as plain or interesting as you would like.
Some retaining walls have ceramic flowerpots built into the wall itself to allow small decorative flowering plants to grow. Others are made of one or several types of stone or brick. And even others look more like mosaic works of art than functional walls. Adding this structural element to your backyard landscaping will completely transform your yard and make it a more interesting and inviting place to be.
Build a Winding Pathway Through Your Yard
While it may or may not be planting season when you move into your new house, you can still make your backyard more interesting and well-landscaped by adding a pathway throughout your yard. If you make that pathway winding and curvy, rather than straight and direct, you can add an element of whimsy and fun to your landscaping design.
This pathway can guide you through the different flowers, trees, and fountains or other elements you plant to add to your backyard landscaping at a later date. You can make your pathway from a wide variety of materials as well.
Basic stone and brick pathways are traditional and classic, while stones shaped like fossilized leaves or tree stumps can add a touch of playfulness and naturalism to the design of your yard. There are no limits to what you can do to make your winding pathway in your yard, and once it is complete, you will not be able to help but walk around your yard and enjoy your new home.
Now that you know how to get started making your new backyard more interesting, you can get started as soon as possible. You will have your own private oasis before you know it. If redesigning your landscaping sounds like too large of an endeavor, contact a professional, like those at Quality Lawn & Landscape, to do so for you.