5 Tips For Adding a Dash of Personality Into Your Backyard

5 Tips For Adding a Dash of Personality Into Your Backyard
March 19, 2017 Revell Landscaping

 

Whilst the average Australian backyard is getting smaller due to high-density inner city developments, it seems that many people continue to under-utilise rather than celebrate these valuable assets.

The contrast between a rarely visited barren patch of dirt at the back of your property and a vibrant, beckoning oasis is stark. Your backyard should be an extension of your home and personality, which adds value, style and beauty to your house.

Whether you are an avid gardener, a parent of young children or simply looking to create a haven away from the stresses of the outside world, transforming your garden to suit your lifestyle may be easier than you think.

Fairy Garden

Nothing is more delightful and mysterious to a child than a fairy garden. Growing up the instant wonder of a winding path with tiny fairy houses scattered along its length was simply magical. Toadstool tables and chairs, fairy doors and tiny villages can be fashioned from the simplest materials or sourced from discount stores.

Creating a fairy garden can be done on a miniature or large scale – as a small feature or to blend in a playground area to the main house. The charm of these gardens delight children and adults alike as they explore the unique displays and get inspired.

The options for transforming your barren backyard into a useful, unique and welcoming space, are limited only by your imagination.

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Landscaping

When contemplating creating a thoughtful, well-landscaped garden, one needs to take into consideration such things as:

  • Climate
  • Maintenance and upkeep
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal taste
  • House architecture
  • Land slope
  • Budget

Landscaping should seamlessly blend entertaining areas, water features, swimming pools and relaxation spaces into a natural flow effect which draws you outside. At Revell Landscaping, your journey to the backyard of your dreams begins here.

We have a professional, expert team of in-house designers who will work with you to bring your ideas to reality.

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Swimming Pools

Nothing brings energy and impact to a backyard quite like a swimming pool, and with the Perth climate, it is almost a necessity for anyone with a young family.

According to news.com.au including a swimming pool in your backyard adds value to your home, citing the fact that a property on the market will receive a heightened level of enquiry from buyers if it boasts a good pool.

Since a large percentage of a pools appeal is the landscaping and how its landscaping aesthetically blends in with the adjoining house, it pays to put a great deal of thought into its setting. Consider incorporating a pool slide into your pool landscaping and create a resort feel and be the envy of the neighbourhood.

Other features which you may not have considered could involve:

  • Combining water features into your pool design
  • Incorporating a swim up bar or pergola
  • Creating a tropical oasis with the use of ferns and volcanic rock

A swimming pool is a huge investment so ensure your landscaping complements it rather than detracts, by getting professional expertise in your design, planning and implementation.

At Revell Landscaping, we create stunning oasis’ to delight the eye and enchant the senses.

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Entertainer’s Delight

The long hot summers in Perth make outdoor entertaining areas a must have for every home.  Indoor / outdoor living areas can incorporate:

  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Television
  • Games area
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Heatstrips for year round comfort

Consider incorporating sunken lounges and fire pits into your deck design to create relaxing all season extensions to your living spaces.

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Structures – Building a Dream

Including character filled structures into your garden plan can draw the eye and beckon visitors to sit a while. Pergolas, garden sheds and rotundas can complement or replicate your main house architecture to seamlessly blend them into your landscaping.

Simple pool houses are another useful structure which allows guests to shower and change without entering the main house with wet, slippery feet.

At Revell Landscaping, we will work with your vision to rejuvenate and energise your backyard and create an oasis which will delight you and your family for years to come. Call us today for a free consultation and let us show you we can unlock the potential of your backyard.