view of home gardenHome gardens these days are more than just lush manicured spaces for plants, flowers, and all things green. Gardens in modern homes now serve as the focal point of the property and an extension of the owner’s living space.

Landscaping your garden with aesthetics and functionality in mind is a great way to make the most of the space. This will improve the look and feel of your lawn or yard and if done correctly, it can increase the value of your property.

Zywiecs Landscape & Garden Center, as well as other landscapers, suggest that homeowners must be creative and consider their family’s lifestyles in giving new life to their gardens.

Here are a few simple yet surefire ways to upgrade your garden:

Set up furniture

A cool and green garden makes a perfect family relaxation spot during sunny mornings and lazy afternoons. It’s as simple as setting up furniture in a shaded area. Your options vary from a simple bench or a swing to perhaps a complete set of wrought iron table and chair. Just don’t forget to choose pieces that are designed for outdoor use, such as wicker pieces.

Build a structure

If you wish to go the extra mile in upgrading your garden, think about building a structure. It could be a pergola, a small gazebo, or a deck near your pool area. This could add personality to your garden while providing your family more reasons to spend time outdoors. While you can hire a contractor to custom build it for you, such structures are now available in DIY packages or kits for the more budget-conscious homeowners.

Pave it

Another way to breathe new life to your landscaped lawn is by building pathways in and around it. Concrete pavement, for instance, is a popular option. If you are after aesthetics, however, you can’t go wrong with brick pavers. Again, you may take the DIY route or simply hire a contractor to do the work for you.

Use your garden wisely and give it a fresh new look. Try these suggestions for a better-looking and more functional garden.