December 8, 2015

Hiding Underground Power Line Boxes With Giant Ornamental GrasseGiving your yard a makeover might seem like a daunting task, but creating a lush and beautiful garden is a fantastic investment. More importantly, creating colorful softscapes that are easy on the eyes will make springtime after the long Ann Arbor MI winter even more appealing and give you a relaxing space to decompress. There are several reasons that you should consider digging in and planting that garden.

1. Increased Property Values

With the Ann Arbor MI property market as competitive as it is, adding some softscapes in the front yard can increase your home’s value by thousands. Something as simple as accenting your yard with a bed of Geraniums or Black-eyed Susans around the mailbox can really make your home stand out to potential buyers when the time comes to sell. If your neighbors get on board and add some greenery of their own, your street becomes that much more desirable.

2. Get in Touch With Your Green Thumb

Dedicate a corner of your yard to seasonal fruits and vegetables. This is such a great way to learn a new skill, save money, and enjoy the “fruits of your labor.” Grow tomatoes on a trellis, start a strawberry patch, and add beds of your favorite herbs. Creating a whimsical raised bed can add some dimension to your softscape and allow you to use the space better. While you wouldn’t want to make a farm of your backyard, adding a few patches of edible plants can keep things interesting. Imagine waking up one morning to find the summer’s first strawberry right there in your backyard. It’s much easier than you think!

3. Unique Designs

Adding custom softscapes to your property can transform your home in such a unique way. Whether it means planting a zen Japanese-style garden or a lush English garden, you can alter the whole look and feel of your property. Pulling some of the elements of your garden into your home can help bring the outdoors in by creating a cohesive design theme. Understanding the aesthetic elements of softscaping will give you new perspectives in interior design. It will inspire you to get creative with indoor plants, terrariums, and windowboxes. Adding splashes of green to the interior of your home can truly transform your space – especially during those gray Ann Arbor winters!

Cozy little back yard terrace with table and chair.4. Create an Oasis

Last but not least, creating a beautiful garden essentially means adding another room to your home. When springtime comes, you’ll have a new space to entertain and relax. Imagine having drinks on the patio on a Friday night among the butterflies and birds that have taken up residence in your new backyard, or feeling the sun on your face as you delve into your summer reading list. Add a hammock or a bench swing among the greenery and give yourself a space to get off your feet and breathe. With so much of our lives spent indoors, it’s so important to give yourself a small oasis that is teeming with life.

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