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Landscaping your backyard into the perfect oasis. Where to start now that spring is here!

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With the promise of sunny days and warm weather on the horizon, spending time outside becomes more appealing than ever. But one thing that isn’t all sunshine and daisies (literally) is a backyard that is in need of some major TLC. It’s only natural that your backyard becomes less of a priority as temperatures drop and the call of the cozy indoors keeps you from spending time outside. There’s no better time than spring to reinvigorate your yard and turn it into an extension of your home. Here are a few ways you can spruce up your space this spring.

Fertilize your lawn

You don’t have to redo your entire yard to turn it into the oasis of your dreams. Simply lay some fertilizer in April or May to help boost the existing grass. With luck (and dutiful watering), your yard will be a lush green in no time! If you aren’t sure what your yard needs, call a lawn care service like JVJ Lawn Care for an evaluation. They can help with anything from routine lawn care to more specialty services like aeration, fertilization, power raking, or weed control.

Plant native foliage

Research the types of plants that are native to your area, and add them to your landscaping. Native plants will blend into the surroundings seamlessly, plus they live longer and healthier lives. For example, cacti are well-suited to dry, desert-like terrain like Arizona, while pines like the Ponderosa pine grow well in milder climates like Colorado.

Add lights

Let there be light! Use lights to design a beautiful and functional display in your backyard. You could create a lighted path or hang string lights to illuminate certain areas. It’s best to use solar powered ones so you never have to unplug or plug them in — plus it’s friendlier on the environment.

Build a water feature

Water is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of an oasis. Adding a water feature like a fountain or birdbath will create a feel of respite and abundance. The peaceful sounds will drown out any unwanted noise from your surroundings.

Add seating areas

You’ll definitely need somewhere to kick back and relax after busy days spent at work or outside soaking up the sun. Naturally, outdoor furniture is subjected to more wear and tear than indoor furniture, so make sure to choose something that’s built to last.

After all your hard work, plan activities to utilize your new space. Whether it’s something as simple as reading a good book in your garden or hosting a large party for family and friends, you’ll definitely appreciate your new and improved backyard all spring and summer long.

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