Living in Australia, apart from flats, basically every home has a small private yard. Front and back yards have become almost standard in many Australian homes. Taking care of the yard has also become one of the daily tasks of living in Australia. Most of you are not professionals when it comes to yard design, but knowing a few clever refurbishment principles, even small spaces can be used to their advantage and show off stunning elements.
Taking advantage of natural light
Although we may have some lighting in the garden, it is equally important to use natural light. Allowing light to reflect into the garden on a cold, overcast winter day can create a bright space. Not only does a lack of light inhibit plant growth, it can also cause moss to grow in the garden, make the ground slippery and make the patio appear cold and gloomy.
If the garden faces north or west, consider placing a deciduous vine framed pergola which will help with shade in the summer while allowing light into the garden in the colder months.
Creating an outdoor usable space
Creating an outdoor space means that we place the space in use outside, transferring the practical space inside to the outdoors. For example, elements such as a kitchen, bathroom or dining room that blend subtly with the natural environment in the courtyard. This could be a pool, an outdoor bath, a barbecue or outdoor furniture, for example. Place some benches in the courtyard to create a place to relax and unwind.
Appropriate size of lawn
Most Australian homes have lawns in the back and front yards, and the size and type of lawn vary according to the homeowner’s preference.
However, using no lawn or only a very small area of accent use will provide a completely different idea of garden decoration. Different colours and styles of material can be used to lay the ground, and different sizes of tiles or wooden floors can create different styles of patio.
Finally, if you are seeking improvements and would like someone to take care of your landscaping needs, then look no further than Everlast Services. We have experienced landscapers too, who will work with you to create your perfect outdoor living space.
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