Whether you’re considering selling your house or you want to improve the appearance of your current property, there are many ways to beautify your backyard. A well-maintained backyard can make coming home to relax much more enjoyable and leave you feeling proud when you have friends and family over.
Here are seven tips to help improve your backyard:
Add a Custom Shed
If you have random lawn equipment out on your yard, it can be unflattering. When you build a shed, you have a place to store your gardening and lawn equipment. If you already have a small storage shed for this purpose, consider adding a customized shed to your yard for entertaining purposes. Also, an outdoor bar would make a fabulous addition to a yard, where friends and family could gather and be merry.
Create a Walkway
Most people put stone walkways in the front yard but neglect to add them to their backyard landscaping. Use stone or pavers to create a walkway that’ll be inviting and give a clear path to your patio or pool. This will also limit the amount of foot traffic going through your lawn, which could damage your grass.
Pergolas, Decks and Patios
Creating a definitive entertainment location can be a beautiful addition to your backyard. By adding a pergola, deck or patio, you’re making a place that immediately attracts your guests. You can add flowers and potted plants. A grill and outdoor lighting around your pergola or patio will make for the perfect finishing touches.
An outdoor kitchen is great for locations that don’t get a lot of rain and for people who like to entertain often—include a built-in grill, mini fridge, sink, etc. Anything that you’d need to access inside your house, include it in your outdoor kitchen. This will eliminate much of the foot traffic through your house and give you a beautiful backyard.
Paint Your Fence
If you have a fence in your yard that you don’t necessarily like the looks of, you can paint it to make your backyard look better. Depending on what look you want, you can either go with one standard color, or paint a mural on the fence to make it a talking point, rather than an eyesore.
Add Outdoor Seating
If you want your guests to feel comfortable and at home, add cozy outdoor seating to your backyard. Use wooden pallets, long benches and Adirondack chairs to provide a variety of seating options. Also, add a wraparound tree bench or a daybed and get creative with fabrics and color schemes.
Add Eye-Popping Landscaping
Beautiful landscaping can be a wonderful addition to your backyard. Add hydrangeas, butterfly gardens and flower borders. You can change the entire look of your yard just by adding some pretty plants.
There are so many ways that you can beautify your backyard. With these tips, you can have a stunning place for guests to visit and a relaxing spot to unwind at night.
Source: Conner Flynn/RISMedia’s Housecall