We have all seen those pictures of luxurious backyards with pools or those that look like fairy gardens and thought sadly, “I wish I had money and time to make mine look like that.” Well, the thing is, you probably need way less than you think. With a little bit of organization and creativity, your yard could look like it had come off of the cover of some landscaping magazine.
Keep It in Good Shape
If you have been using your backyard as storage of unwanted furniture or, even worse, you have been keeping your garbage there, you should clean it up immediately. Having a messy backyard can make the whole house look the same. The professionals at backyard54.com have highlighted the importance of cleaning every nook and cranny of your yard, and not just the surface jobs like throwing away the trash, raking leaves, or painting your fence. If you do it regularly and consistently you will have to spend less and less effort on it each time.
Keep Your Lawn Neat
The secret of every fantastic yard lies in a neat lawn. It is the base for all the other furniture, plants, and decoration, so it should always be in pristine shape. There are many tips and tricks in relation to that that depend on the different factors like time of the year or soil conditions. The basic things you should know how to do are mowing it, soaking it up, and de-weeding it. A lesser-known fact is that your lawn will pay you back for taking good care of it by cooling down your home.
Tend the Garden
There are never enough plants in a garden. Whether you choose to place them strategically or you decide to plant them at random to achieve that woodland feeling, they will bring out the natural quality to your backyard. You can plant fruits, vegetables, or herbs and, besides the aesthetic, you will also get fresh ingredients for your kitchen. And just think about how beautiful it would look with blossoming flowers in spring and summer. Also, if you want to, get creative with the shapes, sizes, and decoration of your flower pots and add a little bit of striking detail.
Pick a Style
When dealing with which furniture to pick out for a place in which you can sit and enjoy sunny days in your backyard, the first thing you should do is determine what style you think suits it the best. The best thing to do is to look for some inspiration online. Then it will be easier to determine if you want to go for something more modern and minimalistic or cozy and comfortable. Doing this at the beginning will later help you find and fit the details effortlessly.
Give your backyard some finishing touches by adding detail like colorful flower pots, garden gnomes, or bird feeders. You can even switch on your DIY side and try making it yourself. The more you play with colors the more cheerful your backyard will be. On the other hand, if you want it to be sleek and modern, it is better to choose dimmer and neutral and then pair it up with darker and bold. Also, get inspired by the basics; invest in natural materials like rocks or wood and use them in different forms or shapes. For example, rock paths or wooden flower beds always look great.
Build a Patio
Having a patio will help you enjoy spending time in your backyard during every season, especially if you build it a roof. And even if you want some more privacy, you could easily build a DIY wall for it. Adding some comfortable furniture and decorating your coffee table with candles will make it your perfect outdoor lounge.
People usually look at their backyard as an addition to the house, but it is arguably one of the most important parts of it. It can have the comfort and coziness of the living room, with the addition of spending time in nature and breathing the fresh air. It could be a perfect place to bring your friends for dinner on a warm summer night or watch your family create unforgettable memories in it. The possibilities are endless. Just get creative and give it a little bit of time, and you might even gain an additional skill from it.