A person’s backyard is an extension of who they are and what they think is important. Backyards, like the homes they are attached to, can express exactly the state of those who live in the home. An unkempt yard can be the sign of renters. One strewn with toys and brown grass is probably one that belongs to a family with too much to do and too little time to do it in.
The first thing that should be considered when looking at a backyard is what will its primary purpose or purposes be. Will it be a safe haven for the family, a place to recreate or a place to raise supplemental food for the family’s health, well-being, nutrition and budget? Will it be a place to look at or place to live in?
The answer to these questions will decide what kind of landscaping there will be. A place to look at will probably have a large grassy area that is easy to take care of and upon which no one treads, or it may have elaborate landscaping that requires significant upkeep and looks so good that no one wants to mess it up. A koi pond, a Japanese rock garden or a designated place for meditation and quiet may also exist in this type of area. Done right, and the plants will attract birds and butterflies with places to live and things to eat. The right type of Fence Atlanta will be unique to your home and will boost your curb appeal.
A place to live may have the same grassy area, but it could have a playground feature, a pool or other items with which to play. The choice is really up to the family and dictated by budget. Other items may include a trampoline, soccer goals, croquet sets or lawn darts.
If it is going to be a place to grow food for the family, then the soil may need to be tilled and the garden laid out to get the most yield from it possible. In uncertain economic times when the cheapest food is made of corn syrup and other subsidized food stuffs that have little to no nutrition, a family garden can be a life saver. Not only does the food bill become cheaper, but so does the doctor’s bill as the family eats healthier. Gardening brings with it other benefits when does as a family activity, it can bring the family together and help all participants lose weight. Plus, the food always tastes better from the garden.
A fence may be in order for safety purposes. While chain link probably offers the least attractive of all fencing, a careful consideration should be paid to the other choices so that aesthetics and utility may be fulfilled. Then the family can feel safe in their environment.