Living in Australia, we’re used to spending plenty of time outdoors to make the most out of the good weather. For this reason, we love our front and back yards as they provide a brilliant space for us to play with our kids and chill out for a barbecue. That means we need something that will be low maintenance enough for us to spend time relaxing rather than doing lots of work outdoors, and we also need something that will cope with the weather conditions we experience in this part of the world. Here are a few ideas that you might find helpful in order to make your own yard easier to manage year round…
Get decking fitted
The first change you could make to your garden is to get a deck or patio area fitted; covered ones are really special as they effectively create an outdoor room and give you space to socialise with friends and family. There are so many designs to choose from that you can find something that suits the size and design of your garden, as well as your budget. When you consider your decking, think about its primary purpose so you can get it built and finished to the best effect. Once your deck is done, you’ll then have the fun task of furnishing it accordingly.
Have an artificial lawn
If you want to make a bigger change than installing a deck, you might consider having an artificial lawn fitted. This is actually really useful when natural grass surfaces can become dry, dusty and hard in the summer time; it doesn’t look great and is pretty unforgiving during your kids’ playtime. You’ll be able to find different types of synthetic grass, both long and short, so you can choose the variety that is best suited to your garden activities. The other benefit of this is during water restrictions when you are unable to maintain a lush lawn.
Employ a gardener
If you still want real grass as well as thriving plant life, your best bet may well be employing a gardener. This allows you to sit back and relax whilst an expert takes care of your shrubs and flowers. This is helpful as they’ll know exactly how much water a plant needs and can recommend species to you that would suit the soil in your yard. Make sure you offer them a cold drink on a hot day though…
Book in swimming pool cleaning
Another service you may find helpful in your yard is employing someone to clean your swimming pool. It’s not a very nice job cleaning the debris out of a pool, and is one of those jobs that can take longer than we expect. So if you want to interact with your pool on a leisure basis only, find a local company who can assist you.