Our backyards usually get a lot of use, however if you don’t take the time to keep up with your outdoor maintenance, you can quickly find that instead of taking every possible opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy your backyard, you may be doing the opposite.
When our backyards are looking sad and unkempt, we’re less likely to want to invite friends over for a barbecue or drinks outside, the kids won’t have as much to do, and it can be easy to ignore it and let it get worse and worse.
The first step is to recognise that you’ve got a backyard problem, and the second step is to get it sorted. Here are some ways to revamp your backyard this year:
Choose New Furniture
The right outdoor furniture can completely transform a space, and make it much more welcoming for guests. If you’re planning to eat outside, a nice, large table is a must, along with some comfortable chairs. And if you’re lucky enough to have a fire pit, you can find some squishy outdoor chairs and pillows that are perfect for relaxing on while you toast marshmallows.
For summer, you’re likely to need an outdoor umbrella to keep everyone cool and safe from the sun, and you may also want to invest in some accessories like a nice bright tablecloth and some outdoor plates and cutlery.
Design your jungle
One of the best ways to make your backyard come alive is by planting new flowers and plants, and designing a space that’s interesting and appealing to the whole family. For those who spend a large amount of time working, you can still get a great look with low-maintenance plants, or maybe even pay for a gardener to come and check on things once a month so that you don’t need to.
Whether you like your plants and flowers all lined up in a row, or prefer to enjoy the “wild look”, you can easily achieve either styles with a trip to your local garden store, and either a good book or advice from a professional.
One of the best ways to design your perfect garden is to call in an expert. Garden designers will not only design you a beautiful garden that will offer you a tranquil escape from busy day-to-day life, but they will also ensure that the plants suit your lifestyle, are well matched to ensure the garden flourishes, and will cater to your budget. A garden is a long term investment, that will provide many years of enjoyment so it is worth starting it right from the beginning.
Build a deck
This may seem like a pretty large solution to a small problem, but building a deck outside can be a great way to increase the value of your property and give you a nice place to relax with family and friends. This comfortable space, along with your new furniture and plants will completely change your backyard and it’ll likely be the place where you spend the most time in summer and spring.
Entertain the Kids
If you’ve got kids, you’ll know that it can be hard to keep them entertained. However, free play is still one of the best ways for them to use their imagination, grow their brains and give you a little downtime. Consider designing a corner of the backyard for your kids, and using an old tractor tyre to create a sandpit or creating a place for them to do some gardening of their own.