Jul 31, 2018

Three Fabulous Ways to Make Your Backyard More Inviting

Three Fabulous Ways to Make Your Backyard More Inviting

If you are like most homeowners, the backyard is the last area to be decorated. In fact, many people never do put much thought into it. This part of the property becomes nothing more than a catch-all for toys and lawn equipment. Try these three simple strategies to make this space a more inviting place.
wooden gazebos

Clean It Up 

The first step in making your backyard a more inviting space is to clean it up. If you have larger pieces like lawn equipment and ATV's sitting around, consider a shed. Store these items along with toys and other clutter inside. Remove brush piles, large tree limbs, and dead stumps from the area. You can often have the local lawn care service help you with these tasks. 

Create Seating 

No one wants to spend time in a space without seating. Chairs, lounges, and table sets welcome you and your loved ones into the yard. Anchor these pieces with well constructed patios, decks, or wooden gazebos. If your yard lacks natural shade provided from trees, consider some type of awning or yard tent for protection against the hot rays of the sun. This is also nice to have when the weather doesn't cooperate. 

Bring Personality with Landscaping 

After cleaning up and providing seating, you will need to add personality to the yard. Landscaping softens the space while flowers provide pops of color to brighten the area. Place shrubs around patios and along property lines for privacy. Plant coordinating blooms in the flower beds and window boxes. Hanging baskets finish the project nicely. Ask your local garden center for ideas.

Once you have tidied up, created seating areas, and brightened it up with flowers and landscaping, you will have a backyard that you will love spending time in. Having this space to entertain friends and family, or simply relax in at the end of the day, will make your home feel more appealing than ever before.

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