Blog / New Year’s Resolutions for Your Backyard Landscape Improvement

A new year means a new you, and it can also mean a new backyard when you commit yourself to landscape improvement. The turn of the calendar presents the perfect opportunity to spruce up your property thanks to the dormancy of the early months of the year followed by the spring bloom.

If your backyard could make a list of new year’s resolutions, it might look something like this.

Grow more vegetables

Just as you might be wanting to eat a healthier diet in the new year, your backyard may be wanting to grow more vegetables. A raised garden bed or planter can achieve both and bring a healthier look to backyard and homeowner alike.

Spend more time outside

The backyard should be an extension of your home. There’s nothing better than relaxing in a hammock with a glass of lemonade and a good book on a summer afternoon. Installing a patio, pergola, fire pit, or other outdoor living amenities can turn your backyard into a destination.

Green it up

If your lawn isn’t much of a lawn, a fresh seeding or sodding may be in order. Focus on establishing a healthy, green lawn in the new year, and enjoy the look and feel of lush green grass beneath your feet.

Get erosion under control

Erosion not only affects the grading of your backyard, but it can also put the foundation of your home at risk. A retaining wall is an effective way of controlling erosion and can provide aesthetic scenery at the same time.

Give your landscaping some edge

Edging — be it stone, metal, or other material — creates a clean separation between grass, garden beds, and walkways. But edging is not just all style and no substance. It can prevent grass and garden matter from creeping into unwanted areas, too.

Add some color

Installing some plants through a dedicated landscaping design can help your backyard spring to life in the new year and beyond. Whatever your color palette, adding the right mix of flowers and plants can be the perfect solution to a bland space.       

Start the New Year at Redwood Land Design

Redwood Land Design is your source for fulfilling any new year’s resolutions for your backyard. Consult our hardscaping services in Raleigh to see what the new year can bring to your backyard space.