While the majority of Americans spend roughly 90 percent of their lives indoors, we are still drawn outside to view the sights, hear the sounds of nature and breathe the sweet, fresh air. There is just something about the sunshine and the singing birds that drive us into our backyards.

But what do you do if your backyard is, shall we say, less than ideal for any type of activity, including relaxing? You do your best to keep up with the mowing, weeding and watering, yet, your yard just isn’t very appealing. You usually brush it off as unimportant or something you will deal with at a later date. But the problem is that later date never comes, and your yard remains a place that is bland and boring. Even your dog spends very little time in the yard.

Maybe you just don’t realize the value of landscaping. You think it’s something you will seriously consider should you ever put your house on the market. But this is an attitude that will have you missing out on all of the benefits landscaping offers. No kidding.

Your real estate agent at Bayou Properties in Houston offers you the benefits of a landscaped yard.

Outdoor Function

You might think that your backyard is an area only good for a garden with a few vegetables and a broken birdbath. But you are wrong. Think of your backyard as an extension of your home, a place where you and your family can hang out and spend quality time together.

To achieve this, you need to design a space where you can have a living area, a place to set up a sitting area. You also need to have a designated dining area, a place you can grill and serve burgers and steaks to your family. You might even want a small bench somewhere in the yard where family members can sit and enjoy the sight and sounds of nature.

Visually Appealing

Check out a few pictures of properly landscaped yards and you will be surprised at the beauty. Seeing your yard as a landscaped paradise is not only visually appealing, it makes you feel good about what you have accomplished.

One setback homeowners face when it comes to landscaping is the time and expense they think it entails. The truth is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money or spend much of your time maintaining a landscaped yard. There are all types of landscape ideas that will fit your budget and schedule.

Natural Coolants

Grass is much cooler than cement or asphalt. It acts as an air conditioner for the surrounding areas. Tree shaping your home can reduce attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees. This means a beautiful lawn and lower cooling costs.

Trees and shrubs also dramatically reduce noise pollution. They can reduce noise levels by as much as 30 percent.

If the thought of owning a home with a yard you can landscape sounds appealing to you, contact Bayou Properties and we will see what we can do for you.