Now is the time to get your backyard ready for the summer season. You might have a blank canvas to work with or you’re simply tired of your old deck and need something new. The key to creating a backyard you’ll love and love inviting your friends and family to visit is making livable spaces. Creating outdoor spaces that flows from indoors to outdoors for entertaining, cooking, and relaxing that you’ll use over and over again.
Outdoor Fire Pits
An outdoor fire pit is wonderful to relax next too and can extend your time outside by keeping you warm on chilly nights and even well into the fall. At the same time, you may find that adding a pavilion with fireplace is a better and more suitable solution to your garden. This just means that the chimney will be placed somewhere else on the beam, which could make it easier to use and control. Regardless of how you do it, nothing beats being able to cuddle with your loved ones in your garden throughout the year.
Who doesn’t love the sound of water in the garden? Water trickling over stones adds an atmosphere of peaceful relaxation to your space. You don’t need to build a large pond, but having a feature that can replicate the noise will provide your space with a sense of serenity at the end of a hard day. If you already have a pond of any size, then adding something like these deep water pond lilies can enhance the beauty of your space, and can become more appealing to the eye. This, alongside a water feature of your choice, could be a great addition to your home. There are many options that will add the sound of trickling water to your space so you can have a more zen space.
Quality over style
Invest in quality and natural materials. For example, if you want to get a new wooden fence installed in your garden, it might be worth checking out this information from Illinois Fence Company. This way, you can choose which fence material may be best for your needs. When it comes to quality, don’t scrimp! Consider how it will withstand the elements. Are there special considerations for your areas climate you should be aware of? Heavy rain, common drought, strong winds etc. Build your landscape and patio features to last. What material should you be using? Stone, brick or wood? You don’t want to rebuild them every year. If you don’t know ask an expert.
Create separate living spaces
Whatever you decide to do in your backyard build your spaces to fit your needs. Create a separate cooking space, an entertaining space, a lounging space or a space to relax by the fire. You don’t want to lounge next to the barbeque. Create another space where you can relax away from that.
Light your space
Lots of lighting will not only increase the attractiveness of the space but allow you to get more use out of outdoor areas. Incorporating outdoor lighting throughout your landscaping will help you maximize the use of your whole backyard. If you already have some lighting but need to install more or want to change any, then consulting with an electrician who can adjust or repair any broken underground wiring is definitely a must. You must not DIY any underground wiring, as you could short the entire electrical system of your house. You can start by looking at sites like aardvark-electric.com/electrical-services/underground-wiring/ if you need to hire an electrician to help you achieve your landscape lighting goal.
Before you build, plant or landscape consider how much ongoing work your new outdoor feature is going to cause you. More time enjoying your outdoor space is preferable to more time maintaining it. Don’t create an ongoing headache for yourself.
Whatever you decide to do with your space we’re here to help. Stop by our Hamilton location and experience our new Landscape Design and Install Program, including professional design, 3D renderings and video walkthrough. If you love it, we’ll install it! Stop by today!