A backyard offers the chance to sit back and relax. But what if your space isn’t as enjoyable as it could be? Here are some quick tips and tricks for turning your backyard into a space you can enjoy.
Use Your Side Yard
Side yards are one of the most neglected areas of a homeowner’s property. Although often seen as an unusable grassy area, the side yard can be used in a variety of ways to give you more space. Side yards are ideal for adding storage sheds, gardens, entryways, or even a small secondary patio for guests. By moving these things out of the traditional backyard, you will give yourself more options to build up your yard and help you maintain green space.
If you have a smaller yard than you want, being able to make an excellent entertainment space for weekends and parties seems nearly impossible. However, by creating levels, you can improve the overall look of the yard. Most people want to move out, but you should be looking at moving up or down. For example, you can use stonework to create a sunken patio, which sits lower than the rest of the yard. This will give an illusion of extra space, and if cared for properly, the stone will add a layer of sophistication.
While gardens are a great form of entertainment and beauty, one big patch in the corner of a yard can look messy and take away from valuable space. Planters and window boxes are both great ways to draw the eye and give a tucked away place for gardening. They also allow for different types of plants that can’t deliberately be grown in traditional gardens such as wall climbing vines and succulents.
Add Some Privacy
In a world more connected than ever, having your own little retreat away from it all is important. By adding privacy to your backyard, not only do you have a space fit for entertaining on weekends, but you have something that is hidden away and can be more personalized and modern.
All of these projects are easy ways to add a little bit more life to your backyard and maximize the space for your lifestyle and entertainment needs. Once you’ve upgraded your space, keeping it up-to-date and clean is important. Indiana Roof & Exterior Cleaning is here to ensure your newly renovated backyard space stays in top condition. From gutter cleaning to pressure washing to fence cleaning, these are only a few of the services we offer. When you complete these projects, make sure you call us to help maintain your oasis.