Spring Landscaping Ideas for 2022
It’s time to refresh and update your outdoor living area. Winters are long in Ontario, so you want to soak up every sunny moment in your yard or garden. Transforming your exterior space to a place where you love to spend time will help you make the most of the season.
Keep reading to learn our top landscaping ideas for spring 2022!
Take the Indoors Outside
This spring, make the most of your outdoor area by bringing the indoors out. Creating functional and beautiful exterior spaces opens up more room to live and enjoy! There’s no reason why your patio doors should mark the end of the liveable space on your property. Instead, transform your yard and garden into a place to entertain friends, have quiet, restorative time, and move normal “inside” activities into the fresh air. Blurring the line between indoors and out allows you to make the most of every part of your property.
Here, you can socialize with friends and family. Consider adding garden furniture such as an L-shaped seat and table, a fireplace, string lights, and rugs. You can even install an outdoor kitchen to level up this space. This will transform your outdoor seating area into the ultimate entertaining centre.
Here are a few other fantastic ways to bring your indoor life outside:
- Convert part of your yard into a garden gym where you can exercise outdoors– free of charge and with plenty of fresh air.
- Create an outdoor play area for your kids.
- Install an outdoor shower to take advantage of those warm days.
Install Interlocking Paving Stones
Interlocking paving stones (or pavers) are the foundation for your outdoor living space. From patios to poolsides, interlocking pavers beautify spaces and increase property value. With a wide variety of colours, styles, and patterns, they are more visually appealing than other paving and landscaping options. Because they’re modular, they can form interesting geometric designs that add an extra element of visual interest to your patio. No matter your style, interlocking pavers enhance the appearance of your outdoor space.
Because interlocking pavers are incredibly durable and easy to repair, they also work great for driveways, walkways, and steps. The stones evenly distribute weight, which allows them to support vehicles and humans without breaking. Furthermore, they’re flat and flexible. This means shovelling snow is no problem, and they won’t crack during temperature fluctuations.
Interlocking pavers are easily installed and do not require the use of mortar. They are held together by the friction between the pavers themselves and the sand filling the spaces between them.
At Peel Exterior Maintenance, we offer Techo-Bloc Interlocking Paving Stones and Permacon Interlocking Stone/Brick. Techo-Block comes in many different styles, colours, and patterns. Permacon is known for its quality manufacturing, durability, and ease of installation.
Add Visual Interest to Your Garden
Think beyond flowers and blossoms to make your garden a visual paradise this spring! Design different landscaping elements to add visual interest and create a space that is uniquely you.
This season, consider incorporating curves into your yard. They have a softer and more fluid feel, which is easy on the eyes. Because curves are an organic shape, they help you feel relaxed and comfortable. Traditional gardens have harsh straight lines, and curves offer a different path. Speaking of paths, add some curves to your garden's walkways, as well as lawns, raised beds, borders, benches, and planters.
Make a statement with your pots to create variety. Choose oversized pots and big containers filled with overflowing plants. These become a focal point for your garden. It’s recommended to use similar materials and simple designs.
Of course, flowers are the most obvious way to add beauty to your garden. Bicolour flowers are particularly popular right now. You can fill an entire garden bed (or one of those large containers) with only one type of flower, and it will still look amazing because of the dual colours. Another option is planting two different bicolour plants next to one another to double the colour!
Make the Most of Your Balconies and Porches
There is still a lot that can be done with a small space. A smaller area is a great opportunity to get creative and crafty. It’s entirely possible to create a beautiful, functional, and great outdoor living area with a balcony, porch, or courtyard.
The idea is to make the most with what you have. Where are some ways that you can do that:
- Purchase large (but not too large, depending on your space) pots that can contain several varieties of plants. For a visual boost, include different shapes, sizes, and textures of pots.
- Hanging pots are an easy way to use all the space available. Hang them from the roof and enjoy flowers everywhere.
- Install a living, green wall. A vertical garden is a fantastic option if you’re lacking space! They are easy to construct, purify the air, attract wildlife, and can be customized for your budget.
- Vines and climbing plants can crawl up your railing or walls.
Create an Outdoor Living Space You Love
Spring is the time for new beginnings, so it’s the perfect time to transform your outdoor living experience. Your property’s exterior space should feel like an extension of your home. It’s a place where you can recharge, spend time in nature, entertain friends and family, and find hours of enjoyment.
This spring, create an outdoor living space where you love to spend your time. You can bring functionality and liveability to your outdoor space by adding a seating area, kitchen, gym, or shower. Installing interlocking paving stones is a great way of making these areas durable and visually pleasing. With large pots and bicoloured flowers, you can add visual interest to your garden. Consider swapping out straight lines for curves! And lastly, if you’re limited to a small balcony or courtyard, use your creativity to make the most of the space.
To learn more about interlocking stones, call Peel Exterior Maintenance at 1-905-873-8988 or contact us here.