5 Tips for a Beautiful Backyard

Like any room in your home, your backyard will be as unique as you want it to. The more personal details and original ideas you use for it, the more beautiful it will be. If you follow these tips, you’ll get there more easily.

1. The Lawn as a Starting Point

Every beautiful backyard starts with a beautiful lawn, and you won’t have it if you don’t know how to properly maintain it. Here are a few steps to follow:

  • remove all the weeds, including their roots, using appropriate tools
  • aerate the soil so that the grassroots get the water
  • dethatch the grass – it will remove the excess organic debris on the top of the soil
  • level the lawn to achieve a great overall look without any bumps.

2. Have a Garden

Every backyard should have some type of garden, no matter how small or simple. You first need to choose what type you want it to be – a vegetable or a herb garden? Or maybe you simply want to enjoy the flowers? Whatever you choose – start small and then spread it if you see you are able to maintain it regularly. Remember – the more plants you have, the more work you will have, too. If you want potted plants, pay attention to the size and color of the pots – they will add to the beauty of the backyard, but they also need to be big enough for the plants. Trim the plants regularly to keep the neat look of the garden.

3. Build a Patio

Every backyard needs to have a comfortable spot where everybody can just sit and relax, enjoying the fresh air and chatting. In countries where it’s frequently hot, people want to be able to spend time outside but to be protected from direct sun. For example, it’s perfectly normal for Australians to have a patio in their backyards so that they are not disturbed by the weather. The options for Sydney and Brisbane patios are numerous because every homeowner wants to have a customized patio for their specific needs. The important thing to pay attention to when building a patio is the location. Sun patterns can cause trouble. If you place your patio on the west side of the backyard, you will have too much sun during the late summer period.

4. Have a Focal Point

Every backyard needs to have one or more focal points so that a viewer can be attracted to them while looking around. It can be a stunning plant or an unusual tree, but also a group of shrubs or even a sculpture or a water feature. It depends on your personal preferences and your backyard features. If you have a bigger backyard, then you should have a couple of focal points so that a viewer’s eyes go from one focal point to another and cover the whole backyard.

5. Scale and Pacing Factor

If you are a beginner, this can be a tricky part. Pacing and scaling are what gives your backyard a unified look. The height of the plants and other items in the yard will be used to scale the overall look but bear in mind that their colours and shape will also affect the appearance. The paths that lead the viewers through the backyard will help them admire every corner of it. It’s smart to use the same colour, plant or even a shape throughout the yard to create a sense of unity. But don’t get boring – introduce an unexpected element every now and then.

Conclusion

Don’t rush creating a perfect backyard. Enjoy the process and the changes you will introduce. One day, you’ll realize that your backyard has turned into what you really wanted it to be.

 

A Guide to Maximizing Garden Shed Storage Space

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We all know how easy it is to end up with a situation when you cannot close the shed door, due to the many items that are inside. The lawnmower, gardening tools, bikes and BBQ are all stored in the garden shed, and with that in mind, here are a few useful tips on making the most out of your garden shed space.

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6 Exotic Plants to Brighten Up Your UK Garden

Some foreign plants are known for being hard to grow in the UK’s climate, either due to the cold weather, the strong winds or the heavy rainfall. However, there are a few types that’ll live comfortably alongside your normal flowers and trees, adding a little bit of exotic flair to your garden’s layout.

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5 Reasons to Use Artificial Grass in Your Garden

Maintaining your grass can be a hassle and going on holiday or taking a break from gardening can completely undo all the hard work you’ve put into it. Thankfully, modern companies are always developing better and better alternatives, so it’s easier than ever to switch it out for artificial grass at a moment’s notice.

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How to Redecorate Your Old Garden and Create Your Own Private Sanctuary

Everything needs to be renovated from time to time, so if you feel it’s high time you redecorated your garden, why not make an effort to create a true sanctuary for yourself?

You deserve to have your personal space where you can detach from the worries of everyday life. With a couple of original tricks, you can make it a truly unique oasis.

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Head to the Pool or Beach with Custom Personalized Beach Towels this Summer

This summer my family will be at the water park at least once a week.  We love to play in the wave pool and sit around on our towels chatting as we dry off.  I sometimes sit on the chair for an hour or more while the kids play in the pool.  Now I can easily find my chairs in a snap because they are covered with my custom personalized beach towels that really stand out.

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Transform Your Garden With These 5 Stunning Lighting Ideas

Time flies, and before you know it, spring is already over. As the season changes to summer, everyone will be on the hunt to enjoy the warmth of the sun. But for many, the longer days of summer doesn’t seem to be enough.

When the sun sets, it doesn’t mean that the fun is already over. It could be that you have guests to entertain or you’re just looking to spend some quality time with your family. Your garden area should allow you extend your time outdoors whatever the case is. However, this will not be possible without garden lighting.
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5 Ways To Strengthen Your Family Bonds In The Garden

American families enjoy just 37 minutes of quality time together on the average weekday, according to the New York Post. Spending time with family creates fun moments and strengthens relationships. In this modern era, we find ourselves more occupied with work while kids are obsessed with electronic gadgets. As the leader of the family unit, its the parent’s job to create a firm foundation for strong bonds. Here’s how you can use your garden to keep your family happy, connected and together.
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3 Wildflowers Every Gardener Would Love In Their Garden

Wildflower gardens are wildly popular. They are beautiful and take less maintenance than specialty gardens. Some gardeners will reject the idea of planting wildflowers, considering them as little more than weeds. It is important to note, that in reality, every flower is a wildflower.

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A wildflower is simply a flower that grows naturally in a particular place. Every state, region, and the country has a variety of lovely wildflowers that specifically grow in that area.
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Planning for Plants: 5 Pointers for Planting Trees on Your Property

Is your yard lacking something? With the popularity of planned developments, many houses these days seem to be missing the thing that gives a lawn striking personality: trees! A surprising number of new homeowners overlook adding trees to their yard, perhaps put-off by the hefty price tag and lack of experience. Fortunately, tree husbandry is much easier than one would expect, and we’ve got the tips to help you succeed.

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