How to make your backyard more welcoming

November 28, 2016, In: Home

If you’ve taken a look at your backyard recently and realised that it’s looking a little sad, it’s time to make it more welcoming so you can entertain guests and enjoy it yourself after a long day of work or during the weekend.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can make your backyard more welcoming without breaking the bank. Here are just a few:


Invest in Plants

Whether you have a green thumb or you’re the type who forgets to water your inside plants, purchasing some new plants can revive a backyard that needs some serious work. Luckily, there are many different plants that you can find that will basically look after themselves, or you can delegate the watering to one of the kids or your significant other (or set up an automatic sprinkler system).

Consider what it is you would like your backyard to look like. Do you want a lush, green jungle? Or a rainbow of colours that will come to life in spring and attract birds and bees? If you’re not sure about the best types of plants for the weather and conditions in your city or even what would look good in your space, consider getting a landscaper, gardener, or outdoor designer on board so they can help you make the most of your space.

Choose outdoor furniture

Without outdoor furniture, you’re unlikely to find the space welcoming, and your friends and family members are likely to feel the same. This is when it can be a good idea to buy an outdoor setting, so you can be sure that visitors will be comfortable in your backyard, and you can entertain as many people as you want when you decide to have friends and family members over for dinner.

The type of furniture you choose will depend on the look you’d like your backyard to have, along with your budget. However, you’ll find that you can often find excellent, comfortable outdoor furniture that’s also budget friendly and sturdy enough to stay outside.


Make it relaxing

If you want your outdoor space to be welcoming, one way to achieve this is to make it relaxing. This can be done with some outdoor art work or attractive landscaping, but you’ll find that water features are a great way to make it easy for people to immediately begin to relax when they’re in your backyard.

Still water is one good option, although you’ll find that this can sometimes mean mosquitos, so consider getting a few goldfish to eat the eggs. Consider getting a pond if you have enough room (it doesn’t need to be large), and you may even find that a waterfall leading into this pond can be an amazing water feature.

There are also some pretty fountains available that won’t break the bank, so consider something that will seamlessly work with the design of your backyard. Stone or wooden water features are an attractive option and the sound of water splashing is guaranteed to soothe the senses.


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