A well-designed backyard will not only serve as an extension to your living space but will add valuable square footage to your home as well.
This should be a beautiful and inviting area where you can entertain guests at leisure and enjoy spending quality time in summers with friends and families.
That said, just like the inside of a home, the backyard area also needs seasonal spruce-ups. Here are five tricks that can give this outdoor space the makeover it needs and transform it into an oasis of your dreams.
Get crafty with seating
One of the most important features to include when upgrading the backyard is outdoor seating. Benches with large outdoor pillows create a cozy place where everyone can unwind and relax. Chairs are fantastic pieces of furniture to include so invest in a teak outdoor chair as not only is it durable and long-lasting, it will complement your backyard space with oodles of class.
Lay a stone pathway
Laying a stone pathway to connect your backyard with the dining area or the home will add a lot of charm and texture to the landscape. As for design and materials, there is no dearth of options. You can choose from mosaic, natural stone to bricks or simply gravel. This is not an easy backyard improvement so implement it with the right type that fits your style and level of skill.
Grow a fence
Even if you reside in a busy neighborhood, having a natural fence will help keep your backyard space secure and secluded. While this form of fencing will take time to grow, it is well worth the wait. Using bushes with thorns or rough branches and leaves will not keep intruders away but also keep the wildlife out of your backyard as well. A word of caution-there are countless ways to grow a natural fence, but avoid bamboo at all costs. It spreads rapidly and adds a lot to outdoor maintenance work.
Include a simple water element
Whether you opt for a modern concrete design or choose an earthy vibe, adding a pond or a fountain the backyard is no longer an intimidating task, but something which can be easily set up using basic materials such as a pump and a source of power. A water feature will elevate the entire relaxation factor of the backyard and convert it into a mini spa where you can chill and relieve stress.
Provide adequate shade
If your backyard is devoid of any kind of shade, it will make your summertime totally miserable. The basic garden umbrellas won't do the trick, instead, ditch them and plant some fast-growing trees like willows or soft wooded maples, to provide natural shade. Additionally, take extra care to ensure that you are choosing the right tree for your backyard green space and the one you can take care of easily. You can do some online research to find out which sapling will be best for your backyard, with regard to climate, growth rate and size.
So with these 5 tips you can be assured of a chic backyard to flaunt to family and friends.