Sunny days are finally here and everybody would rather spend their free time outside. If you have a backyard you may consider yourself very lucky. You can build your own sanctuary there and share it with your loved ones. Before you start beautifying it, go ahead and clean around your house and try to remove all winter leftovers. Once you’re done, you should consider the tips below. You may choose to apply as many as you like and be assured that your yard will shine once again.
Install a hammock
If you have a yard filled with big strong trees, your job should be very easy. Go ahead and hang a hammock between two of them. This effort will provide you with a new favorite reading and relaxing spot. On the other hand, if your garden doesn’t have trees, don’t worry, there are many hammocks stands available to choose from. You may consider installing a hanging bed, which is easily attached to different structures, such as arbors or tree branches. Pick the quietest place in the yard and start working.
Think big and green
The great addition to your beautiful garden is oversized planters. Put as many as you can all around the yard. Make sure to choose the planters of the same style and color. You can play with their size and use different ones. Once you’ve got planters, you’ll need some plants. Don’t use more than five or six different species. That way you’ll keep the cohesive contemporary look of the garden. Since you’ve got yourself huge planters, you may plant a dwarf fruit tree or a Japanese Maple for instance.
Build a fireplace
You can’t make a mistake with a fireplace. People will be delighted to gather around the fire and have a great time. This unique experience might be prohibited in your area and you won’t be able to use wood. But don’t worry, you may use an extended line that will go from your house and provide your fireplace with the natural gas. You’ll just need someone’s help to make this happen. Please don’t try doing it yourself. At the end, you may decide to install a portable propane fireplace. Every year they are presenting better products.
Work on some shades
Everybody loves the sun, but you should do your best to protect yourself from its UV lights. The experts from Correct Constructions recommend making a protective shade. You may use the trees that are already in your yard for that purpose. If you don’t have trees that are big enough, consider installing a pergola or a baldachin. There a lot of beautiful designs available and their goal is double-natured: your yard will be prettier and safer. Those solutions are very useful since you can attach some lights and have the opportunity to enjoy summer nights in your yard as well.
Make things comfortable
Once you’re done with the basic setup you may start working on the furniture. You can choose from numerous options, but it’s always good to think horizontal. Put a few lounge chairs around the coffee table and start relaxing while looking at the distant horizon. Your look will depend on your home’s position. You may point the chairs toward mountains, ocean, downtown or even your house and garden full of trees and flowers. With a few refreshing drinks and a shade over your head, you’ll be able to enjoy a warm summer day with your loved ones.
You don’t want your job halfway done. Because of that, put some effort in redecorating your entryway. It will look beautiful to passersby and it will impress your guests while you’re welcoming them. Go ahead and place a bench on the front porch. Add some cushions and a chair next to your front door and give it a classic look. Of course, putting some plants there won’t be a mistake, since they’ll do their job and relax everybody near them. Make sure to keep things cohesive by using same colored pots and planters.
There are plenty of other ideas to beautify your garden, and those mentioned above can be just a starting point. Go ahead, research, plan and start redecorating your yard by making it more beautiful than ever.