Hot humid days and those perfect warm summer evenings are meant to be enjoyed with your family and friends in tow. And there’s no better place to indulge and lounge around in the sunshine than in your own backyard with a few refreshing beverages in hands. But if your yard has been neglected and is less than inviting to hang out in, don’t sweat it! There are simple upgrades that you can perform throughout your backyard setting to spruce it up, add in more seating for your guests and bring back the love. Here are some simple strategies you can use for inspiration for any landscaping projects you’re looking to take on this summer.
Add A Simple Deck
If you’ve always dreamed of stepping out onto a deck, but have written it off as too much of a hassle, think again. If you’re limited on space, or resources, you can still have that dream platform to elevate your designated lounging area. All you need are some basic carpentry tools (or your handy best friend to assist you) and you can create the perfect, simplified deck that can really enhance your outdoor space. There’s are tons of tutorials online that show you what to do, and that it doesn’t have to be a complicated project.
If a deck isn’t up your alley then patio stones can equally do the trick. Whether you take on this project solo or hire someone to do it, adding patio stones to a section of your yard can also break up the space and add more elements to the setting that will automatically improve the look of the landscape.
Create A Sitting Wall Around Your Garden Bed
Enhancing your backyard and landscape doesn’t mean you need to take on any major u-hauls. Even if you have a small space, focus on ways that you can make that space effective for seating, as well as intimate and attractive. For example, you can create a stone wall to outline your garden beds. This can act as extra space for guests to rest, while elevating the look of your gardens and surrounding area.
Flowers, Flowers And More Flowers
When it comes down to it, even the most neglected landscape can easily be transformed with some added splashes of colour. Got a hideous view? Use tall potted palms or mini evergreens to create a green wall to hide what you don’t want to be seen, and to create a more cozy setting. You can also transform an old wheelbarrow into a garden bed of flowers to add to your patio. Think of ways where plants and a garden bed can enhance your setting.
If you’re mulling over your backyard setting and are ready to take on some landscaping projects this summer, remember that it really doesn’t take much to transform your outdoor space. Patio stones, a garden wall, attractive flower beds and strategic vegetation is all that’s needed to spruce up any outdoor space.