CLEAR THE CLUTTER
The first step to create the perfect yard is by first clearing out any clutter. This will involve pruning overgrown hedges and trees, mowing the grass as well as demarcating pathways. Seek to start on a bare slate to allow you to express all your DIY creativity and build a refuge for enjoying the things you love. Relocate any play equipment or get rid of old and broken furniture that doesn’t belong in the yard. You’ll realise that your outdoor space has so much potential to offer you that needed oasis.
Seating is paramount when it comes to your backyard. After a hard day of work, you want a space that will allow you to stretch out and relax. The market for yard seats is diverse from deep seating sets, lounge chairs to dining tables. Depending on your tastes, outdoor furniture by Hay is a great resource for exquisite backyard loungers. If the seats are comfortable, you are more likely to spend some time outside either catching up with your friends or enjoying a meal.
Sunshine is great, but at certain times of the day, you’ll need some shade. Trees create a natural shade from the sun’s scorching rays but let’s be honest, not everyone is blessed with trees that are strategically placed in the yard. This means that you’ll need to create those shady areas artificially. Umbrellas are the simplest way to block the sun and can be moved around. Other sophisticated ways to create shade in your yard would be by use of gazebos, pergolas and awnings.
THE RIGHT LANDSCAPING
You are likely to spend a lot of time in your backyard, so it makes sense to give it as much attention when planning for this space. Carefully design and select plants that will mesh naturally in the space to set the mood and theme. The key to choosing the greenery is picking the plants that adapt well to the environment. If you are unsure of how to go about with your garden scaping, it would be advisable to enlist professional help from a landscape designer.
LAYER ON AMENITIES
Additionally lighting especially for the night is vital to illuminate parts of the yard that experience much of the activity. A fire pit or a fireplace enhances the beauty and usefulness of your space while instantly adding warmth to your yard especially for evening and cooler months of the year. Fireplaces make a natural focal point for families to gather around and provide privacy for an outdoor setting. With so many portable fire pits models, it’s quite easy to create a cosy sitting area where you can relax talking with your friends or cuddling with your partner. It’s always advisable to accessorise your yard with either a fountain that adds a soothing sound of trickling water or weatherproof art that will quickly enhance an ordinary patio into an inviting elegant space.