Backyards can be amazing spaces for people to gather, families to spend time together, and even for children to grow up, but they require a functional space. Read up on some of the ways to get the most out of your backyard.
Dividing your backyard into sections can help streamline its uses and make the space feel larger. Here are some ideas for different sections:
Building a large patio is a great use of backyard space. You can section off your patio into different areas for sitting, cooking, playing, et cetera.
If you have the budget, building an outdoor kitchen is a great way to optimize your space. An area created specifically for cooking, drinking, and socializing will allow gatherings to go off without a hitch.
Leaving a nice grassy space open and clear is perfect for aesthetic purposes and for households with pets and/or children so that they run around and play.
Other elements such as a hot tub, pool, or play area can be great sections to add to your backyard, too. Try to strategically place furniture and divisions between each section.
Start a garden
Turning a small section or corner of your yard into a garden adds life and functionality to your yard. You can grow a variety of things there, such as seasonal vegetables and common herbs. A garden will also make your yard feel homier and more welcoming. You could also try growing succulents or vines vertically on a wall or trellis—it will act as a perfect divider for your yard.
Make it private
If your backyard doesn’t feel private, you probably won’t utilize it as often as you might if it felt more secluded. Make sure you and your family feel at home by taking privacy measures to ensure your yard’s seclusion. These may include:
- Installing a fence
- Planting trees
- Hanging decorative curtains
- Investing in tall furniture
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Keep it clean
Keeping your backyard clean makes it feel bigger and more useful. A clean yard is much more inviting, too. Here’s a quick list of easy maintenance tips to keep your yard clean and neat:
- Rake leaves from your grass and clear them from your patio with a broom.
- Remove snow from your patio in the winter.
- Pull weeds out of the garden and treat crabgrass, dandelions, or any other weed that may have popped up in your grass.
- If you have a pool or hot tub, keep the water clean and fresh.
- Put your furniture cushions away during rougher weather to protect them and keep them pristine.
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