Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space This Year!

If your yard feels uninspired, and doesn’t provide the welcoming retreat you’ve always hoped for, make 2019 the year you take your backyard from drab to fab!  Spring is just around the corner, so now is the time to plan some great upgrades to make your property more enjoyable for you and your guests.  The pros at Okanagan Yard Works have a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Install a Pergola. Pergolas provide a great deal of shade for hot summer days and they provide shelter as well.  Add some flowy curtains for colour and privacy, and complete your newly defined space with some comfortable seating or an outdoor dining set.  Creating a brand new entertainment area is as simple as that!
  2. Build a Deck. A new deck can invigorate your yard by providing entertaining areas and making good use of your space.  Multi-level decks can add functionality for hot tubs or above-ground pools – or even just to add interest to your property.  Decks can be built in all shapes and sizes to suit your needs and preferences, and there are many options for types of wood and stain to create the perfect look for your home.  Many homeowners choose to go with pine, but redwood, oak and even composite decking are all excellent choices as well.
  3. Create an Outdoor Kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are becoming really popular as homeowners realize the value of being able to prep and serve an entire meal al fresco without ever needing to leave their backyard oasis.  These features can be built with brick or stone, and can encompass both work space and entertaining.  Imagine a fully functioning barbecue area complete with counter space, a bar fridge and seating for simple and relaxed entertaining in style.

If want to get your family outside this summer to enjoy the full benefit of your property, give us a call for ideas and suggestions that can enhance your outdoor living space and beautify your home.  Our professional landscape team can help you transform your boring backyard into a decadent retreat.

4 Reasons You Should Hire A Professional Landscape Company

If you’ve made the decision to invest in your property by improving your landscaping, don’t make the mistake of trying to do it yourself.  Take advantage of the skills and experience of a professional landscape company in order to get the most out of your budget.  You can actually save time and money by counting on the experts.  Here’s how:

  1. Thoughtful design. Having a well thought out design for your space will ensure that you will get adequate sunlight and drainage for your plants, as well as properly integrated seating and entertainment areas for your family and friends.  Experience plays an important role in making sure all of your features work well together, and that you end up with an outdoor area that is both beautiful and functional.
  2. Choosing the right materials. Our experts know what plants and materials will work in your climate and environment.  Not only will this help your yard to look its best, but it will also save you the replacement costs for stonework or greenery that simply doesn’t work in your yard.  Add to that the fact that professional landscapers often have access to volume discounts and a wider variety of inventory, and you’ll find that you’re likely coming out ahead on costs.
  3. Count on proper installation. Many outdoor renovations can seem like a relatively simple DIY project for homeowners, but unless you have experience or happen to be exceptionally handy, it’s best to leave the landscaping to the pros.  We have the knowledge and expertise to install your plants, stonework and features to exacting standards that will look great and last a lifetime.  The cost of materials is a definite investment, so don’t leave the results to chance.  Trust our team to make sure your yard project turns out just the way you want.
  4. Benefit from a set timeline. Many homeowners begin a home improvement project, but simply don’t have the time to devote to completing it.  In many cases, these landscape renos end up dragging on for weeks and months on end, to the frustration of all involved.  Using a professional means you will have a set timeline for completion, and you will get to keep your free time for things you actually want to do – like enjoying your newly revitalized outdoor space.

Get the job done right, on time and on budget with the friendly and talented team at Okanagan Yard Works.  Contact us for a free consultation today!