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7 Easy Ways to Make the Most of Your Backyard

Springs means getting outdoors, or fling open the windows to welcome sunshine and fresh air! It’s the time when you start thinking about entertaining with friends or family and spend quality time in the backyard. Whether small or large, you can create an amazing outdoor space out of your patio. 

But how? For many of the people, the backyard is all about taking care of the turf, mowing the lawn, or watering the plants. But, there are many creative ideas to spice up your space. With a few simple tricks, you can turn your patios or gardens to an outdoor haven.

Here are the seven easy ways to get the most of your backyard-

Create A Beautiful Landscape With Lush Green Lawn

A well-maintained lawn can boost the overall aesthetics of your backyard area. Lawn care can be a bit tricky; however, you can tackle it with a few simple tips. 

Consistent watering is the key to grow healthy grass in the lawn. And, it’s best to water the lawn and plants in the morning. It prevents the grass from becoming damp while ensuring that the moisture isn’t evaporated immediately.

Further, it seems good to cut the grass short to prevent frequent cuts. But, over-mowing can stunt the health of the lawn. Cutting 1/3rd of the grass blade is a good rule of the thumb. You can look for a professional lawn mowing service to create and maintain a healthy, lush green lawn.

Grow Up The Walls

Growing vegetables, plants, flowers vertically saves a lot of space and makes a beautiful display. Climbing plants are an incredible option to decorate the space. Further, pouches and wall hanging pots tumbling with herbs provide a fresh look to the patio.

You can attach pots to the fences using hooks or screws. A ladder-style stand to house multiple pots is another space-savvy way to consider if you have a small backyard. Create a meandering pathway with flowers tumbling over each other, and place a bench there to enjoy some peaceful time amidst nature.

Turn Your Patio Into An Oasis With Flower Pots

Even the smallest of your backyards can be transformed into a beautiful oasis, a place hidden from the world to escape to. Gather a lot of pots, troughs, window boxes full of herbs, flowers, and plants. You can add ceramics or wood for a natural feel.

Bring Light Backyard

Outdoor lighting will bring your aesthetics up a notch. The wise use of artificial lights provides a great view from inside of your house in the dark winter nights. Make sure that the lights are soft and highlight the specimen plants in your backyard. 

You can also consider adding tea candles in the mason jars and string them across the backyard for ethereal touch. If you are looking for a low-maintenance approach, you can string bistro lights.

Spice Up Space With Smart Furniture Choices

If you love entertaining in the outdoors, but think that the tables or chairs take up a lot of space, foldable furniture is a great choice. An outdoor swing or hammock is a unique addition to the patio. You can enjoy a day in the sun or relax with your friends and family there. It will make your yard a much more enjoyable place.

If the space is too tight, a bench or sturdy coffee table can act as extra seating. Further, outdoor cushions double up the floor pillows for the kids to play. 

Add Shade And Style To Your Backyard With A Pergola

A pergola adds beauty and function to your backyard, as well as the front. It is an arched structure that can be fixed in your patio to get shade. These simple yet stylish structures transform the look of your outdoor space and define a separate area from the rest of the yard.

You can attach pergolas to your home or use them as standalone units.

Combine Pergolas With Backyard Decks

Decking is a great way to transform your patio or backyard into a place to relax, especially if you don’t have enough time to maintain the lawn. Timber decks make a comfortable surface for having fun or just sitting or lying. Include wooden decks along with pergola in your backyard, and you’ll have an incredible place all year round.

Make Your Backyard Look Classy With A Fountain

If you have a large backyard and want to add a unique element, opt for a water fountain. It can transform your ordinary space into a relaxing retreat. Look for small to medium-sized fountains that don’t require much maintenance. This amazing addition is going to impress everyone who visits your home!

Fire Bowl Can Enlighten An Otherwise Dull Place

A fire bowl is going to be the centerpiece in your backyard. It’s a perfect addition for chilling out with friends and adds a touch of class to your outdoor space. Look for copper fire bowls to get the best value for money.

These are some of the best picks to make the most from your outdoor space and spend quality time there. So, get started with creating a backyard of your dreams!

About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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