So if you feel your backyard has lost that bit of magic, here are a few tips to getting it back to its glory.
Reclaim Your Space
First things first, clear away debris and dead or overgrown plants and get your space back. Remove unused furniture, or if it’s in decent condition, consider upcycling it for a rustic feel and incorporating it into your refreshed yard.
Enlist the help of a swimming pool removal company to fill in your pool if it sits empty every summer. Once you’ve got your backyard back, you can enjoy more space to play with the kids or grandkids, more space for Fido to run around in, or more room to build.
A backyard without landscaping is just a boring patch of grass, so turn that drab landscape into a beautiful and inviting oasis. If it’s in the budget, hire a professional landscaper to tackle your yard – they can provide ideas and suggestions. Not to mention, landscaping can be a bigger, more daunting task than you might think.
If you’ve got the time and know-how, make a weekend of it and try some DIY landscaping projects to help spruce it up. If there’s space, consider adding a fountain or gazebo to make it more interesting.
Build a Patio
Who doesn’t love warm, starry nights on the back patio? Bring the indoors outside with a designated area that will keep your summers fresh and lively. Create an outdoor living or dining room, complete with lots of seating for guests and garden lighting either strung up along a trellis to create mood lighting or strategically placed along pathways to light the way.
If you consider yourself a grill master, make a cooking area complete with a BBQ (don’t forget the bar!). Add a fireplace or fire pit for extra cozy nights under the stars – perfect for summer backyard parties.
Start a Garden
There are lots of options for different kinds of gardens if you fancy yourself a green thumb. Create a lush flowerbed to attract all kinds of beautiful birds and bees, or why not start a vegetable garden?
Not only will you have organic, fresh veggies to grill up on the barbie, but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing you grew them yourself. Plus if you have kids, this is a great opportunity to get them involved in outdoor activities.
Don’t forget to pest-proof your new vegetable patch, or you might find yourself sharing the fruits of your labor with some unwanted guests. Or maybe you want to take it to the next level with your own greenhouse right in your backyard. Grow vegetables year-round, as well as any other plant your heart desires. Garden in any weather in any season, plus it makes a perfect backyard getaway in the colder months.
Don’t let your backyard go to waste. With a little bit of attention and tender loving care, you can transform your yard into the perfect getaway spot without actually leaving the comforts of home.
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