STAYCATION LANDSCAPING

by | Apr 14, 2016

At the time of this writing, the Canadian dollar is trading at $0.76 against the US dollar.

In other words, it’s expensive to travel.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a getaway this year.

Instead of planning a big trip, many people are coming to Cedargate Landscaping looking to invest money on their outdoor landscape designs.

It’s called “staycation landscaping” and it accomplishes three things in a creative way:

  1. Allows people to “go somewhere new” without the hassle of travel
  2. Improves the curb appeal and overall value of their home
  3. Enables people to enjoy their homes in a different way for years to come

Let’s take a closer look at some aspects and ideas when it comes to “staycation landscaping.”

IT GIVES YOU GREAT BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

As mentioned off the top, the Canadian dollar is below par compared to the US greenback.

And while it isn’t great for traveling, it is great for your landscape construction project because borrowing interest rates are low.

If you had money set aside for your summer vacation, you can use it plus borrow a little more in order to finally have the unique landscape design you’ve always wanted.

One last thing to consider – especially in this economy – is that a vacation is an expense while “staycation landscaping” is an investment that gives you immediate enjoyment and value; now and for the long-term.

Now here are some “staycation landscaping” ideas you can incorporate at your home this year.

MAXIMIZE YOUR PATIO SPACE

But don’t have enough patio space to accommodate everyone at once?

It’s the perfect time to give your home a large, comfortable and relaxing patio.

There’s a few ways you can do this:

  • If there’s an unused area next to your current interlocking patio, then extend it to fill that space
  • Move your flagstone patio to a larger, more open area in your backyard

You can also take this opportunity to update your interlock stones, if you think they’re old, tired, worn down or just plain out of style.

A brand new, spacious patio (complete with new outdoor furniture to match) gives you a relaxing backyard getaway that you can access anytime.

REMOVE LANDSCAPE DEBRIS ONCE AND FOR ALL

Unsightly, low hanging branches.

Withered tree and shrub installations.

Bare patches on the lawn.

If these eyesores have been bothering you for a while (and if you’ve always said “I’ll deal with it next year), there’s no better time than now to spruce up your backyard.

Taking care of small yard landscaping jobs will have a big impact on the look and feel of your outdoor space.

And, depending on the size of your yard and needs, this can be a very affordable element of “staycation landscaping.”

ADD WATER AND FIRE

Calming water and exciting fire is a wonderful part of any resort vacation.

So why not bring those elements to your backyard landscaping?

Water features come in all shapes, sizes and styles:

  • Ponds
  • Waterfalls
  • Fountains

Each of which will transform your backyard into your own personal oasis.

Meanwhile, fire features let you stay warm even as the sun goes down and gives your backyard a sense of nighttime wonder.

And just like water, fire features are available in a variety of ways:

  • Fire pits
  • Grills
  • Outdoor fireplaces

Water and fire are elements of “staycation landscaping” which will give you home a unique landscaping look that won’t be found anywhere else.

RECREATE YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

If you want your “staycation landscaping” project to look like the real thing, then why not add certain elements to your backyard?

Love the beach? Install a resort-style umbrella, beach chair and seashells to mimic that look & feel.

Enjoy visiting big cities? Put some outdoor furniture (like tables) to recreate a street-level café.

Are you a hiker? Plant your favourite flowers and trees to have your own natural getaway.

Incorporating reminders of your special vacation spots can help you feel like you’re on holiday even when you’re at home.

OTHER “STAYCATION LANDSCAPING” THINGS YOU CAN DO

Some other things you can do to create a change of scenery include:

PLANNING A “STAYCATION LANDSCAPING” PROJECT? START WITH US

If you’re staying home this year, why not invest in your home and give yourself the outdoor landscaping you’ve always wanted?

Contact us for a FREE consultation. We’ll get back to you in one business day to talk about your “staycation landscaping” plans.

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