It has been a long, hard pandemic for everyone and with all of this extra time spent at home, it is easy to get bored of what you are looking at. The most popular thing to do during the pandemic was home improvement – from painting the inside and outside of your home to remodeling entire rooms, there was no shortage of DIY projects that people could be doing.
Well, now that it is mid-summer, you might be realizing that with all of the remodeling, you have forgotten to pay any attention to the yard that you now want to spend time in. With new hardscaping installation, you can improve your outdoor space now more than ever. It’s the perfect time to get started with O’Connor Landscaping. Follow along to see the ideas we have for our customers to make their yards exactly what they want!
Get Cookin’ With An Outdoor Kitchen
Indoor kitchens are overrated. With the average temperatures in our state ranging from 77 degrees to 91 degrees in July, you will want to spend as much time outside as you can and an outdoor kitchen is a way to do that. Now, many people might struggle with the idea of a kitchen outside, but you can make it as detailed or as simple as you like.
For some, an outdoor kitchen may just include a fancy stove and a television hanging on their patio. For others, an outdoor kitchen can mean going all out to include a miniature refrigerator, a stove, extra cabinets, a space for a table, and even an island to sit around. Depending on how much space you have to work with, this could be a great way to have people over and stay COVID-19 safe by staying outdoors.
Most people are stuck to the idea of having just one patio in the backyard to share with everyone. While that might be nice when it comes to family bonding, it might be more difficult to share with everyone you live with once you require some downtime. To combat this very real need for space, you can consider your options when it comes to a second patio.
Now, this could mean the second one in the backyard so you can watch your kids play. But, if we are really going to get creative, you can think about how to best utilize your space and consider a second patio that is much smaller to go in the front yard or on the side of the house.
Add A Pond and Get A Pet
No, we don’t mean get a pet as in another dog, but when you have a pond – you have a really cool space to get some fish as well. There are a number of different ways you can go about adding a pond to your home.
If you are looking for a statement piece, you can go all-out and make it the center of your front yard. This will create an attraction for your guests and anyone who is a passerby. It can be really rewarding to have your home be a talking point. However, if you are looking for something more serene that you can enjoy quietly with a good book in hand, a backyard pond is the way to go.
Once you have chosen where it goes, finding the right pond fish to add can be your next project!
Choose O’Connor Landscaping to Help Improve Your Yard This Year!
O’Connor Landscaping is the team to call when you are sick of looking at your backyard. After the past year and a half of living strictly at home, you might realize that it is time for a change! The professionals here are ready to tackle that for you and make sure you are 100% happy with what you have decided.
Hardscaping can give you the backyard you have always dreamed of! Additionally, it can maximize your lawn space. Looking at an undone lawn can be underwhelming and cause you to want to spend all your time indoors. Adding something extra such as:
- Extra seating spaces
- Everflowing ponds
- Fire pits
Our expertise doesn’t stop there though, O’Connor Landscaping has so much more to offer. From outdoor lighting and hardscaping to drainage control, irrigation services, and landscape design, installation, and maintenance – we are going to be here for you for whatever you need!