Home improvements, whether they’re inside or outside, don’t have to be expensive to be stylish or functional. Nothing adds new life to a bedroom or bathroom quite like a fresh coat of paint or window treatments. When it comes to outdoors, the front of a home can be spruced up with potted flowers on the front porch, solar lights along a flower bed, or even a new paver patio in the backyard or alongside the residence.
ME Contracting has designed and installed hundreds of patios and other paved surfaces in the Greater Toronto Area, and has been the interlocking contractor of choice for home and business owners across the region for more than a decade.
Unlike a concrete surface or wood deck, interlocking pavers come in a wide range of colours, textures, shapes, and sizes to choose from, each one adding beauty to an already attractive backyard or other green space. As an interlocking contractor with years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers to call on, we pride ourselves not only on delivering a specific project, but also consulting on other exterior improvements a home or business owner can make which are relatively inexpensive but nonetheless add value and style.
Top five suggestions for inexpensive landscaping improvements:
- A flower bed along the back of a house or bordering a deck or patio can add colour and beauty, especially with a mixture of flowers, shrubs, bushes, and small flowering trees. A variety of perennials and bulbs are essentially maintenance free, blooming each year. Planting flowers that seed themselves is another option.
- Depending on where you live, there may be certain flowering plants, shrubs, and trees native to your area that may grow better given the weather and other environmental conditions. If you have specific questions, contact your local nursery or university’s horticultural department for expert advice.
- As the preferred interlocking contractor in the area, we’ve installed hundreds of affordable and stylish paver patios and walkways over the years, each one tailored to a customer’s existing landscaping and architecture. Many of our most memorable projects have been integrating small paver patios in areas near trees or rock gardens – both ideal locations for outdoor furniture or even a hammock.
- In our experience, many landscaping design features can be inexpensive and simple, yet offer the most “bang for the buck.” One such improvement are stones and boulders laid out along a walkway, flower bed, or even serving as a walkway themselves. This is especially true in the case of River Rock landscaping, which is extremely affordable and can blend in with a wide range of landscaping and architectural styles.
One final improvement that can never be underestimated is simply keeping your yard or other area well groomed. This means regularly mowing the lawn, trimming shrubs, and weeding in flower beds and along any brick paver or other solid surfaces where vegetation may pop up from time to time.