3 Simple Ways to Beautify Your Backyard

A backyard is a space of great purpose. A place for escaping with a good book, chasing the kids around with water balloons, flipping burgers in the sun, making memories with friends and family or just taking a moment to step away from it all. 

But with so much time spent maintaining our front yards, all too often we forget what a great source of happiness our backyards can be. This can lead to the backyard needed a little TLC.  

So turn your backyard into the beautiful space it was meant to be by checking out our three simple ideas below.

 Ready? Let’s dig in!

Beautify Your Backyard by Creating a Walkway

A walkway is one of the most effective ways to bring life to your backyard. By creating a walkway, you’re giving your backyard a whole new personality.

whimsical walkway

Will the walkway be whimsical, winding and lead to a secret reading spot? Or will it be straight, narrow and lead to exactly where it’s intended to?

On top of adding personality and aesthetic appeal to your backyard, walkways encourage people to walk on them, which protects your grass from needless trampling. 

Walkways are most commonly created with:

  • Bricks
  • Gravel
  • Natural stone
  • Poured concrete
  • Wood

One of the best parts about walkways is that they can be super easy to do yourself. So if you’re taking the DIY approach, consider turning to online resources such as Balcony Garden Web for inspiration, ideas and step-by-step instructions.

Beautify Your Backyard with Patio Covers

Many homes have patios but plenty are not covered. A patio cover has the ability to completely transform your backyard from bland to beautiful.

There are many different types of patio covers available and you need to know what your options are before rushing into a decision. There are many different types of patio covers including:

Free Standing Patio Covers

Aren’t attached to an existing building and are typically expensive. They’re set in cement to ensure ultimate stability and longevity.

Lattice Patio Covers

Usually used as screens, shades, or support for climbing plants. Known for being aesthetically pleasing, these patio covers boast geometrical patterns created with materials like wood and metals. 

Solid Patio Covers

Offer the most protection from the elements and are designed to be a permanent addition to your home.  

Insulated Patio Covers

Have insulation properties to make sure you’re always comfortable in different weather conditions. Manufacturers create this by incorporating insulating materials, such as Styrofoam, in the build and cover it with a durable exterior.

Combination Patio Covers

A mixture of solid and lattice patio covers. Permanently attached to the structure, they will provide adequate protection from the elements while still embodying the aesthetic appeal offered by the lattice patio cover.

To ensure that you know exactly which patio will best suit your requirements, engage with a company like City Seamless Patio Covers who offer all of the above patio cover types. Companies who offer more than one type of patio cover tend to be knowledgeable in all areas and have no need to guide you in the wrong direction for their own profit. 

Beautify Your Garden with String Lights  

String lights are a simple, cheap and effective tool to turn your backyard into a magical environment. Outdoor string lights are incredibly popular because they’re versatile. String lights can be strung up in trees or shrubs from one side of your yard to the other or draped across the four corners of your patio.

There are so many colors, shapes, lengths, and styles to choose from. Our favorite types of outdoor string lights include:

  • Fairy lights
  • Rattan orbs
  • Edison lights
  • Frosted bulbs
  • Mason jar bulbs

Don’t think that you’re limited to using string lights to beautify your backyard or decorate your Christmas tree. So many DIY projects, like those found on Tip Hero, involve the use of string lights so be sure to check them out.

Final Thoughts

Transforming your backyard doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive! Your efforts will be worth it. Turn your backyard into your favorite space and get back to making memories.  

Which of these ideas will you be using to beautify your backyard? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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3 Comments

  1. I love the idea of string lights. I’m a big fan of holiday lights, they’re my favorite thing about the holidays, so having lights year round would be amazing.

  2. You are so right about always making our front yards look good and forgetting the back. I love the pathway idea and a covered patio with great soft lighting. Thank you so much for this great article. It has got me thinking

  3. These are fantastic ideas, they make a backyard look so beautiful! I hope I can own my own home someday so I can do stuff like this. Thank you so much for sharing!

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