Did you know that since the coronavirus pandemic hit, 69% of Americans said their home's exterior has become more of a priority? 67% of them said they previously took their outdoor space for granted, which has caused an uptick in people revamping and touching up their backyard.
While you've been in lockdown, you might've noticed that your own yard was neglected. And maybe the design is a bit outdated. So you now want to give your backyard an upgrade!
If you're at a loss for ideas when it comes to sprucing up your backyard garden, not to fear. We're here to give you 7 great garden ideas for the fall!
1. Potting Station
This garden idea is great for those who have a small yard but still love gardening!
All you'll have to do is add a gorgeous and narrow station to your backyard. You can use it as a station to propagate and repot your plants.
But this potting station can serve a dual purpose! If you're having some guests over, you can also use it as a drinks and snacks station.
2. Backyard Stage
Are you a musician or performer? Or do you just like entertaining guests a lot at your place?
Either way, adding a backyard stage can be a wonderful idea! You can simply add one by installing a long, floating bench that elevates one part of your yard.
Whether you've arranged for a musician to play (or yourself!), or you have some free-spirited friends who break out into random jam sessions, the backyard stage is sure to be appreciated. And if you have little ones, they'll also enjoy climbing up the stairs and putting on their own performances too!
3. Fire Pit
Do you like to spend practically all your time outside? Do you get sad when the sun goes down and you have to go inside because it's too cold and dark to sit outside?
Then solve these issues by getting a fire pit!
A fire pit can add a nice accent piece to your garden, especially if the seats you surround it with complement it perfectly. You and your loved ones can then spend countless hours outside, spending precious time with one another. You can also use it to entertain your guests and keep the party going, long after the sun's set.
4. Vegetable Garden
More and more people are getting into the idea of "farm to table". While you probably don't own a farm of any size, you do have a sizable backyard. So why not turn it into a vegetable garden?
If you'd like to make use of other parts of your backyard, then fence off the area that's meant to be the vegetable garden. You can then create rows that not only group together different veggies but are also pleasing to the eye.
Just because you're plenty vegetables doesn't necessarily mean your backyard has to be boring. You can turn it into a seasonal garden where you plant whatever's in season. This can help switch things up, plus keep yummy and fresh veggies on your plates all year long.
5. Dining Terrace
If you've always admired the outside dining terrace of your favorite restaurant, why not bring it to your own property? Imagine picking fresh greens from your garden, popping them in the dish you're having, and then dining al fresco in your little private space, right next to your beautiful vegetable garden.
A dining terrace is very easy to put in as well. You just need to install a raised area plus some walls if you wish to get even more privacy.
If you've got the budget for it (and the space), consider putting a she-shed in your backyard! For years, we've focused on man-caves, but it's time to give women a place to call their own!
The she-shed can quickly become your haven, somewhere to go when you feel overwhelmed by your daily responsibilities. And what's great is you can incorporate a lot of the earlier ideas too, such as a vegetable garden. While you're having your "me" time, sip on a glass of wine while reading a good book in your she-shed, or work off some pent off energy in your veggie patch.
Whatever you choose, it'll be a little slice of heaven!
7. Covered Pergola or Gazebo
Here's another idea for those with a bigger budget and more room. Adding a covered pergola or a gazebo can be a fantastic touch if you enjoy your outdoor space but the heat and/or sun is usually too much for you.
Don't like the idea of such an "artificial" structure being in your yard? No problem!
Use these structures to train long vines to grow across so it looks like you're sitting under a natural roof of wisterias. You'll look and feel like a forest fairy!
Should you need help implementing any of the above ideas, or you want a professional's touch, you can always contact a landscaping company like the one at walshlandscaping.co.uk. They'll be able to handle the project from start to finish so you won't have to lift a finger!
Make Your Backyard Garden Stunning
Armed with this new information, you can now say goodbye to an ugly backyard garden. By utilizing the above ideas, you'll be able to have one of the most beautiful home gardens around. When people pass by your home, they'll be in complete awe when they see how you've transformed your yard.
Of course, you don't have to revamp it all on your own. Should you run into any troubles, or you don't have the time or energy to perk up your property, hiring a professional can be worth every penny once you see the results.
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