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Tips for Making Your Backyard More Beautiful

June 30, 2015

Tips for Making Your Backyard More Beautiful

Steaks, hotdogs, corn on the cob – all of these conjure up fun evenings of grilling outside. Summer is here, and it’s the season for backyard cookouts and get-togethers with family and friends. Cooking outside is fun, but before you do it, you should make sure that your backyard is clean and that the area is welcoming to your guests.

Here are some tips for how to beautify your backyard for summer:

  • Decorate with water features. Add a little fountain in the middle of your backyard or a small pond with fish. Water can be very relaxing and makes you feel closer to nature.
  • Add seating. When you have cookouts and intimate get-togethers, you must have somewhere for people to sit, eat, and relax. When you have outdoor seating in your backyard, you tend to spend more time out there to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful weather. You can even install permanent built-in seating and benches made of wood or stone.
  • Plant, plant, plant. Add more plants around your backyard to make the ambiance more soothing and beautiful. Play with a diversity of colors to make it more vibrant. You can even plant fruit trees that do not grow big roots, so you can enjoy fresh produce without destroying your and your neighbors’ lawns.
  • Install a functional shade. When you’re outside, you’re a part of nature, so you can’t avoid a drizzle from time to time. Even if you don’t expect it to rain during your parties, be prepared with functional shades or coverings on hand. Install a pergola or a permament wooden roof to provide protection when needed. There are many options that are not only functional, but also very beautiful.
  • Use colorful accents. It will add more vibrance and color to your backyard. Add some throw pillows on your seats and a tablecloth on the table. Accents like a stone statue, a birdbath, or outdoor art are also pretty to look at.
  • Install an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. This provides a great area to gather around with your friends on cooler evenings or to make s’mores and camp-out under the stars.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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