Enhancing Your Backyard
We waited all winter for nice weather so we can get outdoors. Don’t let anything stop you from enjoying the sun or entertaining your friends. Even if you are on a budget, there are several things you can do to enhance your backyard. Here are some simple ways to make the most out of your outdoor space.
Add a path to create movement and define your design. There are several materials to choose from to create a custom path that is all your own. Line your path with plants and flowers or selectively place them throughout the space. Don’t be afraid to get creative and let it be as colorful as your personality.
Steps or small platforms are a subtle way to create multiple outdoor rooms in a tight space. Increase the visual separation by changing flooring materials between rooms. Stairs, raised flower boxes, and walls are also great ways to achieve this.
A dramatic wall gives a feeling of enclosure and privacy, a great solution when neighbors might be close. It looks good and can be made into a tall flower bed for vines and flowers to cascade down.
If you are the type to go the extra mile, go with an outdoor fireplace. An addition to your space that you can enjoy all year long. Use floral plants and grasses to dress it up to your taste and add some color.