7 Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Suburban Getaway


Lawn Care -A healthy lawn is key to a beautiful back-yard getaway. All of the other amenities in your yard are based on your lawn being the thriving foundation. When planning to improve your lawns health and appearance you should plan ahead and start early. Selection in what type of grass to have put in as well as soil preparation are both important factors to growing your dream lawn. Having a maintenance plan or program set up will help to ensure your lawn stays healthy and green. Also, insuring the investment in your lawn for seasons to come.

Landscaping – This is more than just mulching an area and putting in some potted plants. Landscaping is like jewelry for your backyard. You start off with a plan for the spaces to be used, to what types of plants and colors will complement your backyard. In planning you have a variety of options on design, materials, plants, colors that should be thought through.

Gardens – A more personal addition to your backyard is a garden. Gardens can be as regular or exotic as you want them to be it makes them almost an extension of you, the gardener. From what type of garden you choose; to the type of plant, flower, herb, fruit or vegetable you choose to plant and grow. Not to be forgotten is the pride showing off your healthy garden can give you.

Fencing -Consider having a fence installed for various reasons. You might want more privacy outside so you can really relax. Your children and pets will be more secure with a fenced backyard to play and spend time in. Ornamental or decorative fence can be used and will bring out the beauty within your backyard.

Lighting – And why not enjoy your backyard retreat at night? Nighttime is a great opportunity to spend family time in your backyard. Lighting walkways and pool areas help with safety but can also be used to highlight the beauties of your yard. Spotlights can help show off your plants, shrubbery or any other area you choose.

Decks and Patios – Building or installing a deck or patio area gives you a space that can be used in a multitude of ways. There are probably more uses for either one than there are for types of material, size, design and style to choose from. And, that’s saying a lot.

Retractable Awnings and Patio Covers – These will help by adding comfort when enjoying your backyard while the sun is blazing or during a rainy day. Being able to take in the outdoors and relax when at the same time being offered protection is a great option to have. When you are selecting the type of awnings covers consideration should be made for what its main function is to be. Also, look at the colors, patterns and how they will look with theme and color you have in place.

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