With the warmer weather only a few short weeks away (with any luck!), perhaps you’ve found yourself wondering how to make the most of your yard this year. We’ve been wondering too when it comes to our own landscaping, and our team has come up with a few ideas on how to enhance the beauty, comfort and fun in your yard. Here are our suggestions!
Covered Areas and Seating
Whether you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors rain or shine or simply want a place to escape to the shade with a cold one, a pergola, awning or similarly covered area with seating is the perfect place to unwind on a lazy spring, summer or fall day. Providing shelter and shade with exceptional comfort, they make fine and valuable additions to any yard in need of greater functionality and usage by households. In other words, it’s another way of getting the kids outside and a great place for family gatherings!
Outdoor Fireplace / Fire Pit
Enjoy spending quiet evenings with loved ones outdoors, but want to add a unique touch to your landscaping? Consider an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Whether you want to unwind to the musical crackle of a wood-burning fire for that rustic feel or a gas-powered system for coziness and easy operation, there’s bound to be a great way to add a fireplace to your outdoor retreat, no matter the layout or size of your yard.
When we think of summer, many of us can just hear that satisfying sound of the grill firing up. If you’re one of those who loves to grill outside and have a great place for family to enjoy a meal in the splendour of nature, maybe a barbeque area would meet your needs. From simple setups on patio stones to stunning projects featuring permanent stone outdoor countertops and dining areas, there’s no limit to what you can have set up in your yard to make the most of the perfect weather for grilling!
Without a doubt, nothing beats having a home with access to an expansive, beautifully stained deck that allows for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air and sunshine whenever they want. Adding patio furniture and an umbrella allows for use even in cloudy or rainy conditions, and you’ll find that there is no shortage of customizable options when it comes to building your deck. From luxurious redwood to pine and oak, there are many beautiful wood treatments readily available for everything from decking to railings, stairs and more.
There are many different ways you can enhance your outdoor experience this year, from new planters to gardens, stone pathway installation, decking and more. If you’re looking to make your yard more exciting and fun this year, contact us at Hansen Lawn & Gardens Ltd. for custom-tailored professional landscaping that is built around your vision!