Your yard is pretty cool as it is—but how can you take your yard to the next level? In this blog, the Simi Valley landscaping team at Swink’s Creations will give you a few ideas for how you can transform your yard with small, simple fixes. Take notes, and use these strategies for a backyard that looks better and is more usable than ever before!

Blaze a new path.

Amazing landscaping and the greenest lawn on the planet won’t change the fact that your pathways and sidewalks are in complete disrepair. If you want a backyard that’s truly “next-level,” you need things to look great from top to bottom, and your pathways are no exception.

If your pathways are in good shape, but have an unsightly grey finish, try staining them for a one-of-a-kind look. If they’re chipped and in pretty bad shape, a resurfacing or a replacement is in order—some poured concrete with a nice stain or concrete pavers can give your pathways a quick, yet lavish update.

Build some flowerbeds.

If you’re like most folks, your yard is probably lacking some color—and the fix is easier than you might think. All you need are a few flower beds and some vibrant flowers to give your yard a punch of color and life. Flowerbeds can be built with lumber, or you can repurpose old steel containers for a rustic look. Window-mounted flowerbeds are always a beautiful option as well. Whatever you choose, flowerbeds and flowers will add another design dimension to your yard.

Create a berm.

Creating a berm is essentially creating a mound in your yard—and while that doesn’t seem terribly exciting to most people, it can transform the way you feel about your outdoor space. Strategically placed berms can dampen noise from nearby traffic or neighbors, and they can divide yards into private zones or areas for more intimate use of the yard. For example, you can place a berm in the middle your yard, and place an intimate fire pit area behind it so it’s not visible to the rest of the house. Might we suggest a secret hot tub hiding on the backside of a berm, nestled into some trees and bushes? There are plenty of ways to incorporate amazing landscaping elements into and around berms—get creative, and see what you can come up with!

Choose the Simi Valley landscaping professionals!

There are plenty of ways to transform the look of your yard and take it to the next level—and with Swink’s Creations on your side, your dream backyard can become a reality! It doesn’t matter if you need a full-scale bathroom renovation or just a new coat of paint—we’re happy to help. We serve Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, as well as SF Valley areas like West Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch and Tarzana—so no matter where you live in SoCal, we can work some magic on your yard. Get started with us today!