When you’ve decided it’s time to renovate your patio, the endless possibilities can be very exciting if not a little overwhelming!
You may be an expert and know what kind of landscaping is required before your work, or perhaps you’re best to lead that to the landscaper, but having a clear idea of what you want for your garden is certainly the first step in any case.
Here are some ideas for what you could do with your backyard, and some tips to save you unnecessary stress also!
If you’re looking to completely re-do your garden, and are quite willing to put a fair investment into it – backyard arches can really add value to your land whilst taking up a small amount of space.
All you have to do is add a small section of decking, either wood or stone dependent on your budget, and then surround that land with similarly constructed backyard arches.
By simply doing this, your backyard patio will be transformed into a small island paradise. This look is very reminiscent of something you might find in Turkey or Greece and with little effort you can feel transported to here immediately.
As a bonus, you can add benches adjacent to your arches, with cushions and end tables for comfort, and you’ll find there’s no other place you’d rather be, whether you have a few guests around, or just want to unwind.
For some people, the backyard is not a place for events and larger gatherings, it’s a place to relax and unwind after a hard day.
The Zen garden helps you achieve just that.
Apply some stone tiles to the center of your garden, and surround that with some form of gazebo or overhead that can protect you whether it’s a rainy day or not.
One piece of advice is to select a direction, a main facing garden, and plant lots of different plants and flowers to bring tranquility to your backyard. Besides the main direction, surround yourself with small stone walls, and mounded soil, and add less densely populated plants here also. With so many stone sections the lawn maintenance required for your garden should decrease massively. Click here !
A Path to Something Higher
If you want to achieve a large effect in a larger garden, with relatively little set-up or plant maintenance, this idea might be the one for you.
By placing a small area of curved path, made of small pebbles, at the far side of the garden or preferably up a hilled area of the garden, you can achieve a park look with only few additions.
Simply use stone tiles to hold a single wooden bench, overlooking the rest of garden, and with an additional end table, this can be the perfect place to read a book and look out onto the rest of your patio.
The best thing about this, is it also allows for larger events and barbecue’s – and while everyone’s having their fun, you can use your raised patio to look out onto your event and overlook it from afar.
No other look allows you to visit a park every day of the week in your own backyard.
Stairs add incredible value to the look of your garden, whether they be made of stone or wood. Playing with height always adds space!
What could be more peaceful than a secluded area for you to reflect, such as a wooden gazebo or glass conservatory sat atop a hilled mound of flowers and walled plant areas.
All that’s needed, is to create a walled section every 3 or 4 steps upwards towards your conservatory, and along each of those walled sections, plant a variety of plants to add color to your backyard.
Just watch, once your garden looks this beautiful, you’ll want to spent all your spare time in your little home away from home.
By adding a fire pit to the center of the garden, you can ensure your backyard can be used all year round.
Simply add a steel meshed square pit, and surround it by stoned wall on each side. The steel mesh can either be entirely hidden to achieve a subtle effect, or it can poke out over the top of the walls to exaggerate the effect.
If it’s within the budget, by adding stone tiles around the fire pit, you can add benches further away from the walls in every direction, to create a relaxing atmosphere for yourself and guests.
Nothing beats this relaxing setting, when you want to roast marshmallows on a starry night.
We all want our own vision reflected in our garden, and these ideas can help bring some of these to light. With a little investment, you’ll never want to leave the back garden again!