10 Ways to Fall In Love With Your Landscape Again

All It Takes Is Some Thought, Effort and TLC

Ahhhh, the season of love. The perfect time to light the fireplace, dine at your favorite restaurant and reflect on everything you love about your special someone.

But your valentine isn’t the only relationship to think about. What about the relationship you have with your landscape? Is it strong and grounded? Or distant and on the rocks? While we’re in the middle of winter, now is the perfect time to think about your future spring projects. If you feel like your landscape has been dull and lacking, here are 10 ways to rekindle that relationship and fall in love with your landscape all over again.

1. Spice things up with an outdoor kitchen.

Nothing makes a yard sizzle like a fully stocked outdoor kitchen. From a custom grill island to an outdoor refrigerator and countertops, the sky’s the limit with these beauties. One of our latest projects included a fully custom outdoor kitchen equipped with everything to fulfill a home cook’s dream.    

2. Start a vegetable garden.

Sure, you can always go to the food store to stock up on your produce. But there’s just something about growing your own food that’s so fulfilling. Plus, a vegetable garden naturally adds color and life to your landscape. You can even use the garden as a family bonding opportunity. Everyone can tend to the garden together and take turns making different recipes with the weekly harvest. 

3. Add pizzazz and functionality with new hardscaping features.

New year, same plants? The most memorable landscapes strike the right balance of landscaping and hardscaping features. Adding a new feature, such as a pergola, outdoor firepit or fountain, can enrich your landscape like nothing else. Plus, hardscaping features add a tremendous amount of functionality and value to your home. Not only will your family love spending time around the fire or lounging in the garden, but potential buyers will, too, should you ever choose to sell.

4. Set the scene with outdoor lighting.

From bistro-style lights to garden lights and spotlights, outdoor lighting is an excellent way to brighten things up and keep the party going once the sun goes down.

5. Attract desirable wildlife.

We’re placing an emphasis on “desirable.” Bird feeders and bird baths are a great and easy way to add life to your landscape. However, you want to be careful about attracting other wildlife that can wreak havoc on your garden, such as deer and groundhogs. If you want to attract more wildlife while preserving your gardens and other outdoor features, contact us for a consultation. We’ll be happy to share which plants and trees you can integrate into your yard, where to place them and how to properly protect the other areas of your yard that you do not want disturbed.

6. Start over with a furnished patio.

Every solid relationship starts with a solid foundation. Well, the same goes for your landscape. An outdoor patio can turn an ordinary yard into an outdoor oasis. You’d be amazed how much more time you’ll spend outside when you can lounge on a comfy couch instead of those old rigid chairs.   

7. Crank up the heat with a hot tub.

Unwind and let your worries go in the comfort of your very own hot tub. Now you can enjoy the peaceful outdoors any time of year.   

8. Reroute water with proper drainage and grading.

There is no benefit to having standing water on your property. It creates a muddy mess, attracts insects and worst of all, can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Professional drainage and grading directs that water away from your home, keeping your property dry and free of water damage.

9. Lay down new mulch.

Old mulch can make your property look dull and outdated. If it’s been more than two years since you’ve replaced the mulch, put this at the top of your to-do list this spring. New, nutrient-rich mulch will brighten up your landscape and help your plants and flowers flourish. 

10. Enlist the help of a professional NJ landscape design company.

If you’ve put in the effort but still aren’t seeing results, it might be time to turn to the professionals. At Castle Point, we bring decades of landscape design experience to every project. After discussing your goals and understanding how you would define a picture-perfect landscape, we’ll work our magic to make your vision a reality. Many people don’t know all of the options that are open to them. We can introduce you to new ideas and possibilities that, when implemented, will bring out the very best in your property.

Bring Back the Love With Castle Point

If you haven’t been happy with how your yard looks, it’s time for a change. No matter how much time has passed, it’s never too late to mend your relationship with your landscape. Whether those changes are simple or more complex, we’re here to help you every step of the way!

To request a free consultation for your NJ home, contact us online or call Castle Point Landscape Design at 908.512.2267 today.