Landscape Enhancements To Improve The Look & Feel Of Your Yard

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    Landscape enhancements refer to any addition to the space that boosts the aesthetics, function and overall enjoyment of the outdoor area. There are several ways to improve your landscape and mixing and matching the options highlighted here can help you create an incredible, unique space you love using and spending time in.

    Seasonal Color

    This offers an excellent way to customize your space according to the current season. When you invest in this type of enhancement, you can visually change the way your space feels just by changing the textures and colors present. Seasonal color is also linked to branding in some communities. In many ways, your seasonal color is your personal brand for your outside space. With the right elements, you can create a visually appealing space full of high-impact colors.


    Do you want to extend the usefulness of your outdoor space into the evening hours? If so, landscape lighting is an ideal solution. The right lighting can accent certain architectural elements, outdoor living areas, steps, and pathways. You can even create artistic statements with the right landscape lighting, or you can choose fixtures and options that blend with the surroundings.

    Heating Systems

    While fire elements are extremely popular and provide heat, there are other options such as electric and gas heaters. You can choose from free-standing patio heaters you can move from place to place, or overhead heaters that are installed in pavilions or pergolas. Fire pits and fireplaces still offer more aesthetic appeal, but if you are looking for something different, it is nice to know there are other options available.

    Cooling Systems

    The majority of exterior cooling systems fall into one of the following categories:

    • Misting systems: These can be installed in an outdoor living space to help cool the area by producing a fine mist. It will require a water source.
    • Shade–providing systems: There are several ways to increase the outdoor area’s shade including retractable canopies, sun sails, pavilions, and pergolas.

    Architectural Interest

    Do you want to add architectural interest to your outdoor area? If so, there are several ways to do this. Any of the following elements can add to the architectural interest of a landscape:

    • Natural elements: Driftwood and boulders
    • Classic elements: Mill-stones, finials, and urns
    • Eclectic elements: Colorful pots, gnomes, and spheres
    • Structural elements: Benches, arbors, and trellises

    Mosquito Repellent

    Keeping pests at bay is a top priority during the warmer months of the year. There are several ways to help prevent mosquitos, including a misting system or a treatment that is applied directly to the lawn. With more and more cases of Zika virus popping up around the country, these enhancements have become extremely popular.

    Are you looking for a way to enhance and boost the aesthetics of your outdoor space? If so, consider the enhancements here. They can help you create a space that is appealing and relaxing that represents your unique style.

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    About The Author

    Robyn is a 2009 Graduate of the Kansas State University Department of Horticulture. She grew up in South East Kansas where she graduated from Humboldt High School. She was a Kansas State University Leadership Scholar and President of the Horticulture Club. She married Bret in 2009 and they have a daughter Ellie, born in 2021. Their family is completed by three adopted dogs.

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