During the spring and summer months, it’s great to sit back and relax in the backyard; maybe have a barbecue or two with friends and family, and above all, make memories. But what can you do if you have a small backyard? Well, you actually have a lot of different options, so let’s look at some of the things you can do, or add to a small backyard to make it the perfect spot for you.
Make the Space Functional
With the backyard being a wonderful place to hang out with friends and family. Making it functional can have a great effect on how much time is spent there. One thing you could do is create a “dining experience”. Having a nice table with comfortable chairs could really make the push to eat outside as a family, or have company over to your home. Alongside this, adding a pizza oven or bar space could really make this area special. This masonry work can really make a huge difference. Making pizzas could become a family tradition and something fun to do for everyone, while also adding a gorgeous flair. As for the bar space, this could be the perfect opportunity to get friends over after a long day or week at work and bond.
On the same note, if you are looking for a relaxing area, where you can read a book, take in some sun and have a glass of wine, adding a plush seating area is the place for you. On a similar note, if you want to have the neighbors over for a beer or two, adding a fire pit will definitely be the best plan of action for you. Being able to sit in a backyard and have a fun time is one of the best parts of the spring and summer, so take some of these ideas and roll with them to create a great little space.
Keeping the area simple is the best way to make the backyard design look bigger and better. By incorporating bright colors, like white, beige or light gray, you can create a larger looking area. Adding a pop of color, like a purple, or yellow, or blue, is what will really make it look great to the eye. On a similar note, adding mirrors to wall areas can help very much to create depth. This will help to enlarge the area to the eye, while also making the area look very modernized and antique.
Another great idea for a smaller backyard landscape is adding vertical plants. This can make the best out of the small area, and also add the functionality of food growth. Growing your own herbs and plants (tomatoes, peppers, etc) is a great way to save money over the course of the year. It is also much healthier for your body. As a planting tip, make sure to plant your basil beneath your tomato plants. The reason why this is a good idea is because basil loves growing in shade, while tomatoes love the sun of summer. On a separate note, having wall art, as well as hanging gardens and stack gardens is a great way to utilize every inch of space, as well as create a beautiful landscape design.
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