Springtime isn’t too far in the distance and you know what that means. It’s time to start thinking about what you want your backyard to look like once the weather warms up!
Do you need a few ideas for your next backyard makeover?
There are so many options for an effective backyard setup, and depending on what your lifestyle is like, some may be more suitable for you than others.
Regardless of what you use your backyard for, we have something that will work for you. Keep reading for some of our favorite backyard makeover ideas so you can get started on your backyard transformation.
Show Off Your Pride
Are you looking to show off something personal about yourself with your backyard decorations?
There are plenty of ways to go about this. You can use weather-resistant signs and tapestries, banners, and even flags.
People have flags for all kinds of reasons. Some like to show off their historical nations of origin, others like to show off qualities of themselves or movements that they support.
In the United States, it’s not uncommon for people to fly American flags in their front yards or backyards.
Flagpoles can seem intimidating. The ones that are used commercially are huge up close, it’s hard to conceptualize keeping one of those in your yard. There are, however, residential options that are easy to install and sturdy enough to support the average flag.
Check out this post for more info if you want to display a flag in your yard.
Make a Native Garden
Do you have a green thumb?
Many of us use our backyards as a place to showcase our favorite flowers. The flowers bring color and charm to the yard, and many of them are great for bee and butterfly populations that are dropping by the minute.
Did you know that many of the plants that you’re using are actually invasive species?
While this isn’t such a big deal when they’re contained in a garden, they can be problematic if they spread. They also aren’t using your garden to its full potential.
Instead, why not plant a native garden? Each area has its own native flowers and grasses. Because they’re meant to be there, they’ll grow better even under less ideal conditions.
Scattering them in your flowerbed gives you an awesome wildflower look. Why not give it a try? Check out what kinds of plants are native to where you live and get started with your native garden.
Bring the Indoors Outdoors
It’s growing more and more popular to have an outdoor space with indoor amenities. After all, during the warm seasons, it’s common to want to spend a lot of time outside with family, with a small party, or even relaxing alone with a book.
Make your outdoor space comfortable with a few things that seem to be better off indoors.
For example, there’s plenty of outdoor furniture that’s stylish enough to look like it would be right at home in your living room. Make sure the material is weather-resistant and keep it safe when it rains and you’ll have an awesome sitting area.
You don’t have to stop there. People often have a backyard fire pit, or even a full backyard fireplace, installed in the sitting area. Some people even have full kitchens!
Make your outdoor space as cozy as your indoor space.
Create a Covered Space
Speaking of bringing the indoors outdoors, why not bring in the outdoors indoors?
You won’t be inside, but you will be safe and dry during rainy days while still getting to enjoy the outdoor space.
There are plenty of options. One of the most popular is a long overhang off of your porch. This is one of the most affordable and accessible options (and many homes come with them, either built-in or as a pre-existing addition).
You could also build a pergola in your yard for a place to sit amidst the garden.
On rainy days, you don’t have to stay inside. Sitting outside in your comfortable covered space is a great way to spend the time and get fresh air.
Make a Backyard Oasis
Have you considered water features for your home?
There are plenty of ways to incorporate wear into your backyard makeover. The simplest is, of course, through bird feeders. Bird feeders are affordable and easy to install, and they give you the opportunity to get a good look at local wildlife.
You could also install a koi pond. Koi ponds add a great atmosphere to your outdoor spaces so long as you know how to take care of them the right way.
Small natural-looking ponds are also great. Pair them with gentle fountains for a “zen” feeling in your outdoor space.
A note: When you have standing water outdoors, make sure that you take measures to protect yourself from mosquitoes!
Incorporate DIY Art
The backyard is the perfect place to show off your creative side. Why not make some DIY art to personalize your space?
There are plenty of great DIY options. You can create custom vertical gardens, upcycle old photo frames to hang around succulents, or even make your own DIY outdoor furniture for everyone to enjoy.
Here are a few great DIY outdoor art ideas available that will inspire you to make your own.
When Are You Starting Your Backyard Makeover?
Start your backyard makeover as soon as possible if you want a great backyard before spring rolls around.
Show off your pride, make yourself one with nature, or get in tune with your creative chops with one of these awesome outdoor design ideas.
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