See What Windbreaks Can Do To Your Outdoor Landscape
Whether you live in town, in the suburbs or in a more rural part of the country, upgrading your landscape by adding trees, bushes and shrubbery are one of the best ways to beautify your home. Of course, an incredible landscape makes your home more beautiful, but strategic upgrades can also add value to your property when it is time to sell.
No matter how you plan to upgrade your exterior landscape, there are many great reasons to incorporate windbreaks into your outdoor living space. Even if you do not live in a windy area, adding windbreaks to your landscape carries several essential benefits.
There are seven types of windbreaks: agricultural, alley cropping, residential, microclimates, environment, roads and buffer strips. In this article, we focus on windbreaks for residential properties.
Here are a few benefits of adding windbreaks to your home’s landscape.
Break Up a Large and Empty Area
Windbreaks will break up an otherwise empty landscape. A large open space can look a bit boring and when the grass and weeds start to grow it can look a bit like an eyesore. You would be amazed at how adding tall shrubs, mature trees and other types of shrubbery will enhance the overall look of the area.
Protect Your Home
Adding windbreaks is a great way to protect your home. High winds can come out of nowhere, and when they arrive, they can do serious damage to your roof. Windbreaks can slow down those high winds and mitigate any damage they would otherwise do. Overall, they can moderate temperatures.
Who doesn’t like a bit of privacy when lounging with a cocktail in hand in the backyard after a long day at work. Not sure many would like the neighbor’s eyes peeping in. Windbreaks are great for adding privacy to any property.
Can you believe it? Yes, installing any type of trees and shrubbery can lessen the sounds coming from afar. Do you live near a wall by a highway or live on a busy traveled road. Add a mix of high trees, mid-size and smaller, and you will be amazed at how the sound can be muffled and toned down.
Decorate and Light Up With a Beautiful Holiday Display
You can transform those windbreaks into a stunning holiday display. When Christmas rolls around, you can decorate your shrubs, trees and bushes with colorful lights, creating a holiday display that will leave the neighbors green with envy.
Let The Shrubbery Complement Each Other
Large windbreaks complement smaller and less mature trees, shrubs, and bushes. However, using the same size elements in your exterior landscape can get boring, so break things up with various shrubbery in different sizes.
Add More Enjoyment To Your Outdoor Living Environment
Windbreaks can make your home more livable. Whether you live alone or have a house full of kids, you probably spend a lot of time in the great outdoors. But, whether you are lying in your hammock, watering your flower beds or mowing the lawn, high winds can make your outdoor time less than pleasant. Incorporating windbreaks into your exterior landscape can eliminate that discomfort and help you get more enjoyment out of your home and yard.
So, Are You Ready To Add Windbreaks? Let’s Get Started
No matter where you live or what kind of home you own, you want to make the most of your available space. Making a few strategic upgrades can help you enjoy your property even more, from the room inside your home to the area outside. For example, if your landscape looks a bit empty, adding a few windbreaks to the yard carries many benefits, including those outlined above.
If you are ready to get started and would like to speak with a professional landscape design, installation and maintenance company, look no further than here. Just click here to get in touch with Fernandez and Sons Masonry and Landscaping. Let us show you what we can do for you.