Posted July 02, 2018 by Treeium Inc.

Celebrate Fourth of July with Treeium

Here’s how to throw a little green into your mix of red, white and blue this 4th of July

Together with Treeium let us be reminded this Fourth of July that even that smallest of things (like the original 13 colonies) can result in the biggest of impacts (now United States of America). For some, this may mean making peace with a cozy backyard rather than large sprawling grounds and with that we’ve compiled four small backyard ideas to help turn the smallest of spaces into your homes newest favorite feature. With just a little forethought and planning, your quaint yard can be transformed into a charming hideaway that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Additionally, though it may be further down the road, if you’re planning on selling your home in the future, the right design could potentially turn a once-negative selling feature into an appreciating asset. As for how to go about re-imaging the space, while personal style will undoubtedly play a pivotal role, here a few tips that alongside Treeium will help ensure your home and summers success.

Giving Your Space a Purpose

One of the ways make a space look cohesive is by defining its function. Start by thinking about the ways in which you’d ideally like to use your exterior. Maybe a large dining table with a new patio shade cover is key for warm summer dining. Perhaps you’d prefer a plush seating area on a new patio deck that’s perfect for relaxation or even a fire pit. Depending on how much space is available, you can consider sticking with one main function or breaking your yard up into a few distinct areas.

Create Focal Points with Paving

When people first glance at a space, they tend to scan the area as a whole and you can change that perception by giving the eyes a strong focal point to land on instead. Consider making a pathway through your backyard with pavers or stones that will define a clear sense of movement throughout the area. Pavers are the true building blocks of landscape design. Placed piece-by-piece into driveways, patios, and pathways, these elements add beauty and function to a home's exterior. Should you choose to divide your yard up for a few separate uses, Treeium will make sure to include a pathway for each giving the illusion of a larger space.

Add a Bit of Height with Vertical Landscaping

If the illusion of a larger space with the use of pathways isn’t enough, one of your options for creating the impression of having more space is to go upwards. Vertical landscaping will encourage the eye to take height into account when viewing the yard and will make it feel more spacious. Make sure to use a variety of plants at varying heights to capitalize on the amount of visual interest you’re bringing to the space. Include tall plants like shady trees, stoic perennials, and sprawling ivy, but you can also throw shorter plants into the mix by stacking them up in graduated planters or flower beds.

Be Bold and Add a Mix of Bold Colors to Your Yard

Smaller yards naturally offer fewer opportunities to add pops of visual interest than their more spacious counterparts, but using bold colors is one of the easiest ways to make each one count. Just the same as your would with your interiors with a fresh coat of paint, you can bring color through the cushions and throw pillows that adorn your seating sets on your patio, but don’t be afraid to seek inspiration from nature as well. Flowers in bloom are an excellent way to add a strong pop of color to any outdoor space. For a truly pulled together look, focus on sticking to 2-3 colors and designing your entire yard with the same cohesive color scheme. From a new patio deck, to a shade cover, to outdoor kitchens and personally styled Pavers, make sure to contact us today for a free quote and let Treeium bring in the Red, White and Blue while saving you some green this Fourth of July!

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