Get your “canvas” ready. It’s always easier to work with a nice clean canvas, so put in some elbow grease before you start. Do some weeding, remove plants that have seen better days, prune any trees that may have gone rogue and make any repairs to your fence, if needed. Not the hands-on gardening type? Yardly can help with your cleanup and provide ongoing lawn services, so you can get your lawn shipshape without lifting a finger. Better yet, as a CAA Member show your CAA card and enjoy 10% off.1
Start by choosing a look. Whether you’re more country casual, zen and minimalist, bohemian, formal or anything in between, your backyard should make a statement about your sense of style. If you’re not sure where you taste lie, have a look at how you furnished your home to get a sense of your style. Need ideas? Decorating magazines like House & Home and Style at Home always provide great inspiration.
Pick a colour palette that pleases your palate. Your look will likely guide you down a colour path. For instance, modernists and zen types will likely gravitate towards whites, blacks and earthy tones. Cottage casual fans will lean towards whites, pale blues and beiges and bohemian types may lean towards rich jewel tones. Dulux paints has all the latest colour palettes to choose from and CAA Members save on regular priced paints when shopping online. Use your colour palette to paint your fence or deck and when selecting the cushions and umbrella for your patio set. Then, introduce pops of those same colours in your flower beds, planters and even when picking out your outdoor table décor. Remember that whatever colour scheme you choose should blend nicely with the exterior colour of your home.