How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Space
How often do you use your backyard? Think of it as an extra room to your home. Is it performing as well as it could be?
Done well, your outdoor space can act as a multi-purpose space. One where you can relax, dine, play, and entertain friends.
Love Your Lawn
A lush green lawn creates an inviting area to relax, play games, and feel closer to nature. If you are struggling with dead and yellowing patches, it might be time to look at relaying the turf.
To be honest, we’ve done this to ours. I had lawn envy because my mom’s grass is lush with thick grass.
Choosing the right type of grass to suit your needs is important. Laying it correctly will ensure it keeps its condition. Along with the type of grass you choose, the size of your lawn will determine turf laying prices.
Let Your Flowers Flourish
Adding lots of color to your garden will instantly make it more inviting to spend time in. Blues, whites are nice. Pinks are my favourite and are said to have a calming effect on moods. Yellows and oranges will brighten and invigorate.
Try to choose a combination of flowering plants that will boost your well-being.
If you’re not a keen gardener, add mulch or wood chips to keep the weeds down and remember to water frequently. I do a mixture of both!
If you’re worried about the upkeep of so many plants, take a trip to your local garden center and ask the staff to help you pick out low maintenance varieties. They exist!
Add Some Fun
If you really want your outdoor room to be used as often as possible, add a fun element. Perhaps food is your thing, add a pizza oven.
Maybe you like long evenings with friends, add a fire pit with seating around it. Alternatively, you could create an outdoor cocktail bar.
Adding a chill space with hammocks and over-sized bean bags is awesome too!
Create A Secret Space
With the basics sorted, it’s now time to look at adding a talking point for your backyard. So, how about creating a secret space?
One where you can relax in peace and forget about the stresses of everyday life? Sounds perfect to me!
This might sound like a big project to undertake but it doesn’t have to be. A quiet corner can be divided off with the help of a few screens, an archway, or a gazebo.
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Use ornamental trees and bushes to soften and surround the space.
Finish off with a few seats, some fairy lights and it’s as simple as that.
Hopefully, you’ve got some ideas for your next DIY project to make your backyard an oasis.
Fall is a great time to tackle a project like this. You can find great sales!
Do you have any tips on how to create a perfect outdoor space?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.