Do you ever find yourself looking out at your backyard and thinking “why do I not spend enough time out there”? The simple answer may be that there is nothing out there to occupy you. Or, the garden might not be inviting. This can be easily changed with a few enhancements and additions. Discover more in this guide for how to make more use of your outdoor space.
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Add a social area
You may not use your garden enough because it lacks a social area. Whether you like to sit and read or have friends over for an alfresco dinner, you will want a comfy social area. You could install affordable ideas such as seating. Or, install more purposeful and long-lasting features through hardscape design ideas. These include patios, walls, fireplaces, and more, which could easily jazz up your garden and make it a more usable and inviting space.
Install a grocery patch
Sustainable living is a new trend, as it should be. Installing a grocery patch in your garden gives you more reason to be outside at home as you will need to attend to watering, watching and pruning. It is also an easy way to live a zero-waste life as you can start eating your own foods instead of purchasing them in plastic bags from the grocery store.
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Utilize your lawn
Our backyards have become our new playgrounds, so it’s important that our kids, pets, and family members have a fun outdoor space. One way to enhance your backyard is with a great lawn for running and playing. Artificial turf gives the green space that many people desire, without skyrocketing your water bill to maintain real grass.
You could even use your lawn for fun and games, instead of something nice to look at. If you’re an avid golfer, you can consider adding a putting green to practice your game at your leisure. For the kids and guests, consider lawn games such as cornhole, ringer, or bocce ball. Not to mention your backyard makes a great space for your pets since there may not be much grass around some neighbourhoods.
Add lighting features
Lighting can certainly set any mood and again, creates a more inviting space. Consider adding lights to plants or trees to give your backyard a bright flair. You could also incorporate some rustic style lanterns to your outdoor tables to make for great dinner mood lighting. With new energy-efficient LED lights, you won’t have to worry about any extra energy costs when lighting the yard. If you’re looking for an even easier way to set the mood and bring in some light to your outdoor space with candles. These can set an ethereal feel to your patio at any time of day. Plus, it is an affordable option if you want to maximize your garden on a budget.
Does your garden need a little TLC? Which of these tips would you love to do?
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