When homeowners think of landscaping projects, most of the time the lawn and garden are top of mind. However, there’s a lot more that contributes to your home’s landscaping than just greenery. This can include a pergola, patio, deck, and driveway. Read on to see two landscaping projects from Ottawa for under $20,000 that include more than just lawn care.
John’s backyard consisted of all grass. With a backyard being so open in the neighbourhood, there wasn’t a lot of landscaping to increase their curb appeal. In addition, John’s family didn’t have an outdoor seating area to enjoy their backyard.
John hired The Anything Guys to install a pergola along with an interlocking patio. Pergolas expand your home’s living space and can extend the amount of time that you spend outdoors. A pergola can cast enough shade to make hot days comfortable as well as enough light to make cool days warm. They are quite customizable, with the ability to attach an additional cover for shade, or even hang a fan for more of a breeze.
Along with the pergola, The Anything Guys installed an interlocking patio starting from the back door entrance, out to the BBQ and extending through the space under the pergola. Interlocking patios provide more strength and structure compared to regular paving – you can read more about the benefits below. John and their family now have a yard that they can utilize during all seasons.
This homeowner was looking to improve their curb appeal through installing patio pavers for their backyard patio, walkways, and front driveway. They hired D.Roy Contracting Inc. to get the job done. Installing or upgrading your driveway, patio, or walkways is a great landscaping project to increase your curb appeal. Here are other easy curb appeal updates for spring.
The decision to install matching patio pavers in the backyard, side walkways and front driveway ties the home’s property together as one and makes it look complete. Making these upgrades adds more value to the property both visually and structurally. Compared to regular concrete surfaces, patio pavers offer a more flexible and strong system. The interlocking structure is less prone to cracking or breaking, unlike traditional concrete. Additionally, since the pavers are easy to repair and can be repaired in small sections quite easily, patio pavers generally last 50-100 years with proper maintenance.
While landscaping can include your lawn and garden– all things green – it doesn’t have to! There are plenty of landscaping jobs to improve your home’s curb appeal and comfortability that don’t involve something green. HomeStars pros are booking up fast for the spring so don’t wait and get connected with a local pro to discuss options for your property. In the meantime, take a look at 5 other projects to start planning in February.