Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring - How To Make Your New Yard Yours



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If you've just moved into your new home, this is a very exciting time as it's the beginning of a very big chapter with many more to come. Once you've finally finished unpacking and you're getting used to your surroundings, you can start making the new place yours. And while focusing all your attention on the interior design, a lot of people often forget about the outdoors - the yard. A yard needs just as much love, if not more, because the more you leave it, the more it will change and grow and end up a chaotic mess of greenery, so it's important that you maintain it properly, as well as making it your very own safe haven.

Here's how.


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Remove the weeds.
This is as boring as it sounds, but that doesn't make it any less essential. Weeds multiply and multiply until your garden is full of them, and they end up making everything look a cluttered mess. While there are many different chemicals to kill them, these can also damage any other greenery you have around them - plus they always come back eventually. So it's better to use more natural remedies that don't cause any harm to what else you have growing. The best option you have are your hands, so stick some gloves on, and make sure you pull the weeds up from the roots. Carry on until they've all been removed. The more regular you do this, the harder they will find it to grow back, so it really is worth getting on top of it all.


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Plant some life.
If you have a rather bare yard that looks lonely and cold, then you should consider planting some life into the place, as it is a garden after all. If you're feeling elegant, then Italian cypress trees are a wonderful addition as they bring a feel of class to an area, and these are great whether you have a huge garden or a little one because they grow up rather than out. So they still leave you with plenty of room to add in more things. You also don't want to forget about color too, as this can totally change the look of everything. If you want to follow your theme, then white flowers are a classic touch. While red brings a sense of romance and passion, and multi colours shows off your playful side.


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Add some lighting.
Just because you're outside doesn't mean that you don't need lights. They can really add a mood to the whole environment, and this works so well in the evenings, so imagine when you host summer parties when the weather gets warmer. Fairy lights are a lovely glow that you can put anywhere, be it around a tree, scattered around your decking, or hung down from the roof. You can even make your own lanterns to hang from branches which adds a magical feel, even more so because you've made it yourself. There are also solar lights that you can stick down the sides of your yard that charge up from the sun during the day, and then shine through the night.

Hopefully a couple of these ideas will help you with your own yard!

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