Spring is right around the corner. With it comes warm sun to bask in and longer days to enjoy. It’s when everything comes back to life; plants flourish and animals come back from hibernation.
Of course, in spring, there’s a lot you can do to improve your backyard to make the most of this beautiful season.
To give you a head start, here are some of the top ideas that you should take advantage of to give your backyard a new splash of life and color.
1. Set the mood for relaxation
Spring is usually considered the happiest season of the year. After bursting through your day with energy and oomph, you need to come back to a relaxing home. Having a perfect backyard can be your number one stress relief.
To establish a relaxing environment, set your backyard with lounge chairs, a swing, swing beds, and benches, or even a hammock. These are good relaxation points that can offer you a good nap, the peace of mind that you need to read your favorite romance novel or have a good chat.
If you have enough space, go big with a swimming pool or a koi pond with lilies. You can also establish a fountain and an artificial waterfall if your budget permits. A good fire pit can also boost your mood when the evenings become cold.
2. Set up a shade
Although spring is often filled with excitement, it’s not uncommon to experience high temperatures and rain showers from time to time. However, these weather conditions should not prevent you from making the most of your spring, and that’s where shades come in.
Backyard shades come in many forms, and some of the best ones are gazebos, pergolas, and roofed patios.
it’s true that getting customized patios and pergolas can be costly; however, there are affordable options from which you can choose. These include trellis with climbing vines for added shade, portable canopies, and inexpensive DIY shades. Did you know that you can even set up a pergola with less than $500?
If you believe that having built shades can make your green backyard a little too cosmetic, you can grow shady plants, such as bamboo.
3. Create an outdoor living space
Break the monotony of your backyard by giving it a contemporary touch with hardscaping ideas, most of which you can implement yourself. Try making stone paths, staircases and terraces to achieve a two-level or an Eichler-remodeled backyard.
You can bring in comfortable seats and a table to create a living area under your shade. Additionally, you can set up an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue spot, fireplace, and fridge.
These are fun upgrades that you can do yourself using locally sourced stones, concrete and important masonry saws like the Husqvarna Soft-Cut concrete saw.
You can install an outdoor entertainment unit with a screen and sound system if you like hosting parties. Other fun installations that you can have in your backyard are play swings, chess boards, a pool table, among others.
4. Bring in the color
Adding color to your backyard is a great way to compliment it. Color can make your backyard more relaxing and appealing. Colorful flowers, like daisies and hydrangeas, do very well in spring.
You can also lay that landscaping grass you’ve been desperate for if you wish to have a traditional green living setup. Colorful vases can also work well with non-flowering plants, like ferns.
For a more contemporary feel, try integrating colorful pillows into your outdoor living space and using colorful tiles, such as mosaics, in your hardscape. You can also consider adding a bright shade of paint to your walls, and adding a few hanging lights to make the nights more magical.
5. Start a vegetable garden
Are you a vegetarian, or do you enjoy organic vegetables? If so, then consider planting them in your backyard during spring. First, you can try installing a vertical garden against your walls to provide you with vegetables while bringing life to that bare space.
Additionally, you can set up a food drop using vases, unused containers and used tires. You can even paint them to add some color to your backyard. A hanging garden can help you achieve a hybrid look to your trellis and pergola.
Finally, if you have a fish pond, you can set up a simple home hydroponics gardening system to better use your backyard.
Have you been scouting for ideas to upgrade your backyard? Make the most of the sunshine this spring by improving that space with shades, an outdoor living area, a splash of color and a healthy vegetable garden.
Your backyard could be your family’s favorite space for relaxation this season.