Gardening

Why Your Backyard Needs More Green

How’s your backyard doing? Is it a lush private paradise? Or could it use a little TLC? Odds are pretty good that any backyard could use a little more green in it. That may be a bit of a surprise, especially if you think your yard is green enough already. Still, there are some pretty good reasons for adding more of it, such as the following!

Improve How Your Backyard Looks

It’s hard to deny just how beautiful a lush, green yard is. If yours is looking a little run down, you may find that adding more green breathes some fresh life into it. You could do this by adding some beautiful green shrubbery or replacing a dried up, dead lawn with fresh sod. If you go with replacing the sod, make sure you take good care of it. That way you’ll have a healthy looking, beautiful green lawn that is ready to be enjoyed in the months to come.

Discourage the Presence of Pests 

Getting more green in your yard isn’t limited to trees and grass. It can include other plants and herbs. Some of those could help you discourage pests from making themselves at home in your yard. Plants like basil, mint and lavender can repel mosquitoes and other insects. These plants don’t just add more green to your yard, but tend to smell quite nice, too. The reason they work to repel bugs like mosquitoes is because they don’t like the way these plants smell. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to use them as seasonings in a variety of dishes, should you so choose.

Get More Privacy

There are few things more relaxing than spending time in the warm sunshine in your own private space. But is it really private? If your yard is lacking in the privacy department, adding specific types of greenery could go a long way towards fixing that. Tall hedges can make a great privacy barrier, as can certain types of trees. Choose your trees carefully to get a privacy barrier that gives you the privacy you’re looking for without requiring more maintenance and effort than what you’re willing to put in.

A greener backyard offers multiple benefits to its owner. Improved appearance, natural pest control, and greater privacy are just a few of them. Worried about water use? Just choose native plants when possible. You’ll be able to save more water and your yard will be helping to preserve the natural ecosystem in your area. Plant more greenery and see how it benefits your yard!

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