Monday July 9, 2018
A backyard provides a green space for relaxation, exercise, a place for pets and kids to run, and so much more. All of Landmark 24 homes in the various communities offer the opportunity to turn your backyard into a very special place for family and friends. Having a yard that is your own can be rewarding in many ways.
One advantage to a large, grassy yard with shade trees, flowers and walkways is the peaceful feeling you get when looking at it. However, that is just one benefit. The backyard can be a health spa, a place to cook and gather for meals and even possibly, to gain a new hobby – gardening.
Gardening as a Hobby
The real joy of gardening is planting something, nurturing it and watching it grow into maturity. If, like many, you were not born with a green thumb, do not worry, there are fool-proof plantings for every climate. In the southeastern part of the United States, these hardy flowers will give you confidence in your gardening ability:
- Shasta daisies
- Gerbera daisies
These lovely plants will not only add color and interest to your home’s exterior but are also great for cutting and putting in containers to liven up the interior. The aesthetics provided by gardens, trees and shrubs in the landscape of your home also adds to the curb-appeal which inevitably will increase your home’s value.
Planning your gardens around outdoor eating spaces such as patios, decks, and outdoor kitchens can add to the enjoyment your family and neighborhood friends will experience when they gather at your home. Outdoor kitchens in your backyard extend your living space by providing another area for grilling and entertaining.
Lawn Care in the Southeastern United States
Those who live in Georgia and South Carolina can experience the outdoors and their lawns year-round. A few easy tips:
- Keep it weeded
- Keep it mown
- Don’t cut it too short
- Keep it watered
- Fertilize it regularly
- Treat it for pests
Exercise is an added benefit of having a lawn, especially if you mow with a hand mower. Also, especially in the summer, there is no more clean and refreshing smell than that of freshly mown grass.
The exercise can be augmented by watering with a hose, but to do a really fine watering job, you should ideally have a programmed sprinkler system that goes on every morning or evening when the weather is cooler.
Now that you have a gorgeous year-round lawn, you can play croquet, catch, frisbee, or set up a putting green or miniature baseball diamond. Your backyard, together with all the amenities provided in a Landmark 24 community, is all you and your family need to keep fit, healthy and happy.
To view the attractive communities and get an idea of how wonderful your life can become, visit Landmark 24 Homes to get started on a healthier lifestyle, and, perhaps, a rewarding new hobby.