Having a backyard is like having an empty canvas – the beauty of the end product is limited only by your resources and your imagination. The problem, however, lies in the fact that having too many options to choose from can be as limiting as not having enough of them. In order to help you make the right choice, we’ll try to cover several areas at the same time. With that in mind, here are five hot backyard ideas for you to explore.
Focus on Naturalism
The best way to turn your backyard into a proper oasis is to put a lot of focus on naturalism. What this means is that you should use only materials that could be encountered in nature. Use hedges instead of fences and try to turn any stump into a focal point of your backyard. Also, boulders are an incredibly innovative decorative element, especially when used strategically to outline the natural beauty of your backyard. The natural texture of these elements will make their integration into your backyard a lot smoother.
Add a Fiery Element
The next thing you need to consider is adding a fiery element to your backyard. Now, a lot of people settle for a compromise like a barbecue or a visual equivalent (such as outdoor lighting) but why do so when you have so many interesting options to explore? Outdoor fireplaces are an amazing option, yet, they are quite expensive to both buy and install. Instead, you should consider making your own fire pit. Fire pits are becoming more and more popular lately and can be used as a gathering spot for any late night hangout with your friends.
Prepare a Seating Area
Even though your backyard might already have an improvised seating area, there’s so much more you can do in this field. First of all, you could consider making a wooden deck, in order to separate this area from the rest of the garden and place all your outdoor furniture in a much safer environment. You should also consider ordering and installing some commercial shade sails in order to make this deck area much more pleasant during the hot summer days. Finally, you should give an outdoor kitchen or, at the very least, an outdoor bar a thought.
Start an Herb or Vegetable Garden
Why not try to make your household more self-sustainable by growing your own herbs and vegetables? This can be an immensely fun and relaxing activity, as well as a didactic method. There’s really no simpler and more efficient didactic method for a suburban parent to teach their kids about organic agriculture and the importance of eating healthy. It can also become a family-bonding activity. One last thing worth mentioning is the fact that you might stand to save quite a bit of money by growing your own food instead of buying it from a supermarket.
Seasonally Shifting Palette
The last, but in no way the least, interesting concept you should explore is the idea of planting color-changing conifers in your garden. First of all, these plants change color every season, which means that they give you an effortless way to change the theme of your garden every couple of months. On their own, these plants don’t take a lot of maintenance, which means that by opting for them, you’re making an investment in your own free time. This is a win-win scenario if there ever was one.
The reason why we used these five ideas is due to the fact that they’re not mutually exclusive and you can use them all at the same time. Of course, you’re not obliged to do so in any way, and each of these ideas has an alternative for you to consider. Choose wisely!