Take advantage of the longer days of sunshine and add value to your home with these FIVE simple tips.
1. Add landscaping or gardening space.
Perennial plants are popular and beautiful, but consider plants that do not need a lot of maintenance, such as native plants and drought-tolerant plants for their low-maintenance and lower cost. Add shade trees or tall shrubs by windows for an added bonus of blocking the sun’s rays and lowering your energy bills.
2. Add pergola.
Pergolas are archways that cover a patio or deck and have a wooden slatted roof. Adding shade and additional opportunities for greenery and lighting is a great idea for a backyard space.
3. Build a deck or patio.
Consider a paved or stone patio next to a…