Turn Your Yard into a Beautiful, Calming Space

It doesn’t matter if your back yard is long, winding and spacious, covering acres of wide, open land, or small and square shaped. With creativity, fun and a few accessories, you can turn your back yard into an oasis of natural, calming beauty.

Before you start implementing back yard designs, fertilize and water your grass, ensuring that it is a healthy green. It’s recommended that you fertilize in the spring or fall. Fill any holes in your yard and consider placing a table or other covering over areas that the sun has browned due to too over exposure. Also, make sure that you have enough top soil, between four and eight inches.

Bushes and shrubs – Create designs when planting bushes and shrubs. But, only plant a number of bushes and shrubs that you know you can easily maintain and keep trimmed. Intersperse colorful flowers and plants at the front edges of bushes and shrubs. The greenery also works wonderfully as a back yard sidewalk or stair border.

Plant as fences – Grow tall plants and bushes around the outer circumference of your back yard and allow the greenery to work as a fence. Place motion detector lights in the area to keep people and large animals from approaching your home unnoticed.

Outdoor entertainment space – Place benches in your back yard along the sides of a barbecue grill. Leave enough room for grillers to move unhindered while they’re cooking and to prevent smoke and grill heat from fanning guests. You can also use a wood table as a centerpiece for your outdoor entertainment area. Create a brick, cement, gravel or asphalt flooring area for your barbecue grill to protect your lawn. By adding decorative pillows to benches, you can add more color and design to your yard.

Brick designs – Both red and brown brick can accentuate the colors in the trees and plants in your back yard. Border a four or five foot brick wall that’s eight to ten feet wide with wild flowers, vines and greenery. At both ends of the wall, consider lowering the height of the brick to no more than two feet, allowing the brick to form the beginnings of a walkway enclosure. A set of steps and a short sidewalk could lead, one way, further into your backyard, and at the other end, into the back of your home.

Screens – Install your own back porch screen or hire a professional to do it for you. Look at clear plexi-glass window panes, colored screens or sliding patio doors. Regarding screened in areas, if you love plants, you could also add a greenhouse in your back yard.

Wood fence – Opt for a wood fence that you can plant tall sunflowers against, rather than a wire or metal fence. Enclose your back yard seating area with an open wood structure. Choose a structure with a closed ceiling if you plan on relaxing outdoors during light rains.

Video Tour – Single-Family Home – Sherborn, MA 01770 Real Estate – For Sale

OH Sat. 2-4 p.m. This Louisiana Acadia style home meets Post and Beam construction with a Vermont feel, set in the suburbs of Boston. Nestled down a long private drive on seven acres, this property has direct access to town land and is across the street from the trails of Sherborn Rural Land Foundation. The Timberpeg design with cedar shake roof was sought out by the original owners with a seamless addition in 1988. Kitchen offers chef’s gas stove with updated Silestone counters and open floor plan w/sliders to brick patio. Living room has wood-burning stove. Light streams in from picture windows on whole first floor. Step-down great room could also be formal living room or large library with propane gas stove. 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms, including master with skylights and large bath. Separate sauna off guest bathroom. Open staircase design to third floor bonus space. Great storage in unfin. bsmt. Equestrian property potential with room for barn on a private gentle sloping wooded lot.

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Single-Family – 54 Nason Hill Road Sherborn, MA 01770 is now new to the market!

OH Sat. 2-4 p.m. This Louisiana Acadia style home meets Post and Beam construction with a Vermont feel, set in the suburbs of Boston. Nestled down a long private drive on seven acres, this property has direct access to town land and is across the street from the trails of Sherborn Rural Land Foundation. The Timberpeg design was sought out by the original owners with a seamless addition in 1988. Kitchen offers chef’s gas stove with updated Silestone counters and open floor plan with sliders to brick patio. Living room has wood-burning stove. Light streams in from picture windows on whole first floor. Step-down great room could also be formal living room or large library with propane gas stove. Second floor has three bedrooms, including master with skylights and large bath. Separate sauna off guest bathroom. Open staircase design to third floor bonus space. Plenty of storage in unfinished basement. Equestrian property potential with room for barn on a private gentle sloping wooded lot.

This is a Other style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 7.00 Acres, and is currently available for $1,199,000.

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