As we approach the warmer months and begin spending more time outside, you may want to get a jump on your landscaping duties before Summer is here. Given the infinite number of ways you can go about picking a design, it can be an overwhelming feeling at first. Before you get your hands dirty, take the time to plan out exactly what you’re going to do. This will benefit you in a number of ways as you execute your project. In this blog we’ll take a look at five creative tactics you can implement to spruce up your deck or patio.
Plant some trees
If you live in a neighborhood that lacks privacy, planting a couple of rows of trees can be the answer. Evergreens and Junipers are some of the most popular species that can substitute an actual wall. For more decorative purposes, river birches or apple trees can be the cherry on top to a backyard paradise.
Heat it up
If you like to entertain or just enjoy being outside on a perfect Summer night, a fire pit can be the perfect answer. There is nothing like roasting burgers, hot dogs and smores while spending time with family and friends. It also gives you the opportunity to enjoy your outdoor area as the temperature begins to drop in September and October.
Under the definition of “relaxation,” we’re pretty sure you’ll find the word “hammock” somewhere. Just when you thought a lazy Sunday afternoon couldn’t get any better, a hammock swoops in and allows you to appreciate the day. From traditional models to the new porch designs, there is a hammock out there for everyone.
A backyard light show
As you begin to host more social functions, a well put together lighting arrangement can give your backyard that extra appeal. Before you decide on certain light models, first plan out how you’re going to position throughout the yard. This will give you an idea of what kind of light you’re going to need.
Put your farming hat on
If space in your yard allows, why not turn a small section of it into your own little garden. Tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs are just a few examples of what you could start out with. Adding a garden to your backyard will give it that natural and flourishing feeling, but it will take a fair amount of maintenance. Before you move forward with this project, make sure you have the time and energy for it.