When we invest in our homes, we expect it to last. Exterior upgrades enhance the look of your property and can offer recreational benefits. But not every renovation, however, will be something you’d still enjoy a decade or more later. If you want to refresh your yard and build equity at the same time, consider one of these outdoor living ideas that will stand the test of time.

Patios and Walkways

Patios and walkways are here to stay. If for no other reason than their utilitarian benefits. But hardscapes made of pavers, brick, or stone will offer an attractive and timeless look. Not only that but these hardy materials with proper maintenance will stand the test of time. 

Covered Structures

Shade will never go out of style. Patio covers, pergolas, and pavilions are the foundation to define any outdoor living space and serve as its central gathering space. And with some TLC, they can last as long as the memories they create. Keep in mind, wood structures typically need to be re-stained or resealed every few years in our climate.

Don’t Forget Driveways

Although you may think of driveways as dull, they are extensions of your outdoor living area, and one of the first things people see when entering your property. And a paved driveway can earn a 50 to 75 percent ROI, if you decide to sell your home “down the road” (see what we did there).

Finally, Think Style

A design that works in harmony with the style elements of your home will stand the test of time. For example, if your home is traditional, go with a classic wood deck or outdoor structure. While, a modern home with clean, sleek lines will be beautifully offset by straight, uniform pavers in a walkway or patio.

While all of these ideas will certainly stand the test of time, one of the best things you could do for your outdoor living investment is regular maintenance. When it comes to outdoor maintenance, many homeowners don’t have time to fiddle with fussy plants or deadhead endless blooms. And we get that. That is why we offer landscape maintenance services. We want homeowners to enjoy their landscape investment as much as their outdoor living area.

Our Total Property Maintenance Package will ensure your landscape is maintained properly each season without the need for you to make another call. All of the services listed above are included in Total Property Maintenance and will be done at the proper time for the best results!