With summer just around the corner, are you dreaming of a backyard oasis?These projects can transform your outdoor space into the perfect summer retreat. Install a Patio Whether you lay your own pavers or hire a professional to pour concrete, adding a patio creates an ideal outdoor gathering space. Bring in Some Shade Block the intense summer sun with a gazebo or pergola. Both options add beauty to your backyard while offering a shady place to relax. Build a Garden Shed A shed is a smart way to add storage for yard tools, lawn mowers and more. For a cohesive look, choose a style and color that complement your home. Light the Way Landscape lighting adds elegance and provides safety. Consider installing LED lights to illuminate walkways, stairs and landscape features. Create a Rain Garden A beautiful rain garden can be a low-maintenance addition to your yard. Rainwater from a downspout can be channeled into a shallow depression in the ground filled with native plants. Include a Privacy Fence If you can easily peer into your next door neighbor’s yard, they can likely see into yours. A privacy fence adds interest and beauty while limiting your neighbor’s view of your outdoor space. Install a Hammock Enjoy the tranquility of your yard in a relaxing hammock. If you don’t have appropriately spaced trees, consider building or purchasing a hammock stand. Fire It Up A fire pit or table can be a functional focal point that encourages your family to spend more time outdoors, even as summer’s warmth begins to fade.
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Home Maintenance and Remodeling • May 17, 2023
Backyard Beautification Projects
by Mike Fuchs
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Sustainability: All About Backyard Farming Did you know you can enjoy a hobby, soak up the sun and help preserve the earth all at the same time? In fact, you can do all this and more right in your backyard. Experts say planting in even a tiny bit of soil can offset carbon emissions. So, from trees to vegetables, here […]
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